Apple pays DEAD people

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  1. X-X macrumors 6502

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    Joan Rivers who recently died advertised the iPhone 6 on her Facebook page today.

    The result of a pre-negotiated deal with Apple.

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    I find this post especially ironic given that your user name resembles a cartoon dead face. :D
     
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    It reminds me of someone I know who passed away and I still get a facebook e-birthday card from her every year.
     
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    Sorry, but I don't believe that this has anything to do with Apple. I mean would they really pay someone to call another one of their brand new products 'the fat one'. I highly doubt it. Plus, they'd want to promote the iPhone 6 with an actual photo not a photo of a 4 year old device.
     
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    I agree, it looks hacked/faked. Or at least not something Apple would arrange, and if they were paying, I'd think they'd want some control over the message.
     
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    I know big surprise here, but Joan Rivers probably didn't run her own Facebook account and hired some PR person to run it. They meant to post that on their personal Facebook account but were logged into Joan's.
     
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    :eek:
    Dead people text
     
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    Joan Rivers went into a coma on August 28. Apple announced iPhone 6 on Septemeber 9.


    Something's fishy.
     
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    Amazes how people will stand by "their" brand.

    Almost all celeb endorsement are paid for .
     
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    Excuse me? How am I standing by a brand?

    Yes I agree, probably almost all are paid for, but not once they've passed away. It clearly isn't Apple's doing.
     
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    Even the dead have to keep things interesting. You think it's all shuffleboard and canasta on the other side? No, it's Joan and Robin meeting with Richard Pryor and deciding how to prank some poor sod trying to contact his uncle Joe with a ouija board. "So, we all agree to say there's a diamond brooch lost in the basement of the old house, and then when he goes down there to look around, we get Jimmy Hoffa to materialize in the darkest corner and scare the crap out of him."

    Dead celebrity endorsements are yet another Apple innovation.


    I'm not putting sarcasm tags on that.
    Andy Kaufman told me so.
     
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    I imagine only people in the UK saw this, but when the news was breaking about the lady beheaded in her garden in the UK a month or so ago, the sponsored advert on facebook underneath was "Where's your head at?" by Basement Jaxx :rolleyes:
     
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    If she were still alive, I wonder how many people would have thought it was a real post instead of a paid advertisement.
     
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    The sad thing is that celebrity endorsements actually work. It's amusing to see how manufactured and contrived they really are, to the point of being scheduled and pre-written months in advance.
     
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    Huh?

    It was obviously a pre-scheduled post that her handlers forgot to take down.

    Nothing to see here, move along.
     
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    Given her sense of humor, I think Joan would have actually gotten a kick out of this.
     
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    Wiping the online presence/identity of someone who dies is currently a big unresolved issue for all the social media (especially if you think how they interact with each other). It has to be addressed, eventually, though.
     

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