Is that Steve Jobs with Angel wings, promoting an Android tablet in Taiwan?
"Introducing the new generation of the pad," says the Jobs character as he pulls the Action Pad from his back pocket, angel wings all a flutter. The 20 second ad ends with Ah-Ken, still in character, saying, "Thank God I finally get to play (with) other tablets." The ad has drawn some strong some sharp rebukes and criticism even though the ad never mentions Steve Jobs by name. Chelsea Chen, a spokeswoman for Action Electronics, said that "Steve Jobs always promoted things that were good for people, Apple products, so his image can also promote other things that are good."
Some of those criticizing the ad are calling for a boycott of Action Electronics' products. Chen stated the obvious when she said, "It's just an impersonator, not Jobs," and added, "We have no choice but to use Android, we can't use iOS." Of course, the irony in the ad is that Steve Jobs wanted to destroy Android, considering it a "stolen product."
It isn't the first time that the likeness of Steve Jobs has been used to sell a product in Taiwan. Last year, a Jobs look-alike sold a brand of green tea on television.
7. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Apple is gonna to hire him he has more charisma than the actual man in black
2. PAPINYC (Posts: 1958; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
This is more proof that eViL never dies and Steve Jobs is alive and languishing the billions of dollars in profits from those China sweatshops. Time to go buy stock in Action Electronics.
3. clevername (Posts: 1401; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
C'mon, don't act like apple is the only or even the biggest company involved in questionable Chinese labor. How many suppliers of android products do you think profit from the same thing. Even some Chinese companies are guilty.
4. ngo2dd (Posts: 759; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
They are the biggest because in term of profit they are the biggest
12. clevername (Posts: 1401; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Biggest in terms of profit isn't the Stat that human rights groups are watching. They pay attention to biggest in terms of work force. Because they care how many people are being exploited not how my money is made per exploited person. So in terms that matter to the humanity of it, the only terms that make laborious issues relevant, they aren't the biggest. Hell, its not even apple but their suppliers.
18. ngo2dd (Posts: 759; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Value of a company make a big different. Apple has a lot more pull then a company like HTC in term of how foxconn does business. If apple told foxconn to change guess what they will because of the pure volume of business they do with them. And guess what? That is due to there value as a company.
19. clevername (Posts: 1401; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
I see your point but a company's profitability does not correlate with the level of controversy derived from unfair labor in China or other countries. The problem people have is the unfair treatment of these workers. Apple may be the largest company by market cap to be involved but instead of going after companies trying to get the best deal people aren't trying hard enough to bring attention to the government that allows it to happen. The Chinese manufacturers are the ones treating employees badly. Apple and other companies just profit from it. Still not morally acceptable but they aren't pulling the trigger, they're just looking away as it happens. And because of laws in those nations, these practices aren't going to stop even if large companies stop employing them. This was the point I was trying to get across. It had nothing to do with profitability or how much money a company has.
5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1207; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Better invest that in Samsung - Apple's most hated rival
6. bucky (Posts: 1201; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
this is in poor taste if u ask me-no matter what side u choose.
11. fbbwang (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I'm from taiwan myself and i find this sick
8. InternetsTroll (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
Don't get me wrong, but this is just disgusting.
Representing a deadman is just sick.
10. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
you must have some delicate sensibilities. "Representing a dead man is just sick.". Jobs is a corpse get over it. i agree it is a bad ad, but disgusting? C'mon.
9. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
a boycott over that is ridiculous. i dont think its a good move for the company, but i dont care.
22. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
it's spelled D O U C H E.
And I think it's funny as hell.
17. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)
The blue jeans + black top is patented it seems!
21. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
I'm sure Apple's going to take this guy to court for patent infringement. Not just in Taiwan, he'll be sued in every court around the world. Didn't anyone know that Steve Jobs patent himself?