Opinion: Has the New iPad Mini Parody Gone Too Far?
October 22, 2012 11:45 PM
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The iPad Mini is expected to be announced Oct. 23
You probably thought Apple CEO Tim Cook would
announce the iPad Mini on Oct. 23
, but a new video has Steve Jobs' ghost doing the job while rap battling other tech giants that dare to challenge the new iDevice.
The video, created by Mondo Media, is a parody video that makes fun of Apple, the iPad Mini and Apple's rivals.
The video opens with Tim Cook, who is portrayed as a fannypack-wearing, unhip Apple leader who attempts to rap about the iPad Mini's announcement. The audience's disapproval brings
back from the grave in the form of a ghost, who takes over the show in an epic rap battle with the likes of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Jobs' ghost later performs a rather inappropriate action to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and continues to rub the iPad Mini in everyone's face.
Some could say the video is disrespectful and goes a bit too far -- even for a parody -- while others have gotten a laugh out of it and moved on. Personally, I chuckled a couple of times throughout the video, but thought it was kind of ridiculous overall (in a "not-that-entertaining" sort of way). I don't agree with making fun of the dead, but let's be honest -- there is
worse on the Internet.
What do you think?
, which is the 7.85-inch version of the iPad, is expected to be announced Oct. 23.
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Offending the Dead?
11/19/2012 12:19:16 AM
It was a good tune, funny and well-produced. Actually kinda catchy for a parody song. Why is it going "too far"? Nothing in the vid was mean-
(get it?) and even if it was, I doubt Steve cares now that he's resting in his iTomb.
BTW - Tea-bagging your opponents is quite common these days. Don't tell me you don't camel-toe your adversaries after you pwn them!
RE: Offending the Dead?
11/20/2012 2:22:50 AM
I wonder if the song is available on iTunes.
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