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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.

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source: Twitter via L.A.Times

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