Dead Steve Jobs Selling New Android Tablet in Taiwan

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  1. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    "A fake Steve Jobs is promoting an Android powered tablet called the "Action Pad" in a Taiwanese commercial. In it, Taiwanese actor Ah Ken, who has previously imitated the former Apple exec, plays Jobs." Kotaku

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  2. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    Might be in bad taste,but hilarious nonetheless.
     
  3. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    Cute! But did we really need to know about this?
     
  4. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    Yes!
     
  5. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    Such bad taste and un-originality its pathetic.
     
  6. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    It is in poor taste, actually- very poor taste.

    I wouldn't have payed them any attention though.
     
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    Tasteless trash. A lot like the product it's advertising.
     
  9. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Yep. Hilariously bad, but still hilarious.

    Anything can be joked about if you give it enough time. Steve's been dead long enough to start making fun of him. He's not a god or an idol, he was just a man.
     
  10. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Ok if he was alive and good then it would be funny but since he is not I find it tasteless and disrespectful. Just my opinion but you don't disrespect the dead :apple:
     
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    I saw this ad when I went to a 3C shop on Nanjing E. Road. They had it looped on a big LED TV. I was appalled, glad to see I wasn't the only one.

    I love living in Taiwan, and the people here are very good on the whole, but these guys are just turds...
     
  14. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    It's just because the commercial is so poor- I didnt think it needed any attention. No one takes this seriously.
     
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    I think it is pretty stupid and also very insensitive. But haters gotta hate.
     
  16. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I think this sort of imitation is a disgrace to Steve and his family.
     
  17. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    The Lincoln family says the same thing everytime the 3rd grade class at Elm Street Elementary dons their fake beards and top hats made out of construction paper to quote the Gettysburg Address.

    You know, life was a lot simpler when a parody didn't involve possibly infringing on the "Copyrighted look and image" of a person. THAT is the tragedy to me.

    Once you are dead, not like you care.
     
  18. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    It's not like they were portraying "Steve Jobs" in a bad light. It's almost like they're looking up to him.

    I do think it was a bizarre idea, but it shouldn't be taken seriously.

    These types of things come back to haunt them.
     

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