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Microsoft apologizes, removes man-boob from offending Kin video

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Microsoft apologizes, removes man-boob from offending Kin video
Microsoft apologizes, removes man-boob from offending Kin video
A video ad for one of Microsoft's new Kin phones became controversial after a scene shows a young man putting the phone under his shirt and snapping a picture of one of his breasts which is then displayed on the screen. The young man then seems to be texting the picture to someone. We then see a young woman with an amused expression on her face as she looks at a picture on her Kin-most likely the picture of the man's breast. Some of those who made complaints about the scene have compared the act to the sexting craze where young men and women text sexually explicit pictures to friends. The age demographic for sexting is the same group that Microsoft is aiming for with its new handsets. A tweet from Microsoft's online safety team to family oriented non-profit group Common Sense Media said the company has apologized and added it has deleted the offending part of the video, which starts 33 seconds after it begins. The original video with the controversial scene is below.

Microsoft KIN ONE Preliminary Specifications
Microsoft KIN TWO Preliminary Specifications

source: Twitter via L.A.Times

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


who the f**k cares....oh man they took out the skinny emo kid taking a picture of his chest...i guess i shouldnt send or ask for naked pics anymore

posted on 17 Apr 2010, 08:19

2. SPcamert (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Feb 2010)


They took out the kid's chest, but they left in all the under-agers with red plastic beer cups. Apparently underage drinking isn't as dangerous as taking sexy pictures?

posted on 17 Apr 2010, 10:07

4. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Seriously thats a damn good point. +1 for pointing that out.

posted on 17 Apr 2010, 19:34

8. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Yeah this commercial does seem awful liberal. It advertises that you get the Microsoft Kin and then go out and do whatever the heck you want just don't get caught. Defying a good upbringing at its best.

posted on 18 Apr 2010, 17:37

10. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


In microsoft's defense this could be in europe where the drinking age is 14 or younger in most countries... the song is incredibly odd and the clothing is lacking in fashion.

posted on 17 Apr 2010, 09:39

3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Man, we find the craziest things to get offended by...

posted on 17 Apr 2010, 19:37

9. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


I remember in history that America used to be known for being thick-skinned and hard working. Now we're a bunch of thin-skinned lazy people who go cry to lawmakers everytime we're offended. Only in a America!

posted on 17 Apr 2010, 10:08

5. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Microsoft sucks at making commercials.

posted on 17 Apr 2010, 10:38

6. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


And at making phones apparently. Did anyone else notice the sheer ugliness of all of those phones???

posted on 17 Apr 2010, 11:35

7. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


they dont make the commercial advertising companies do and those phones are intended for younger people not geeks like most of us but what i think is that if those phones had a bigger app store catolog i would bet they would do very well.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 13:00

11. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


It is not the first time that Microsoft tries to deliver a humorous commercial like Apple or Google but fails miserably.

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