Ellen Dances Her Way Into A Firestorm

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Comedian Ellen DeGeneres has fallen foul of Apple’s infamously volatile sense of humor. After posting the above iPhone 3GS commercial parody, Ellen said that Apple representatives contacted her with complaints.

The video shows Ellen attempting to send a text but mistakenly opening Google Maps. She then sends a jumbled text message to her partner, Portia DeRossi before asking someone off camera for assistance.

Apple is notoriously fickle about who can poke fun at it, and apparently Ellen overstepped the mark. It’s clear to all that Ellen is poking fun at herself rather than the device, and that the intent is humour rather than insult.

I personally hope that the response to this is more mockery from a wider range of comedians and celebrities. Come on Apple, loosen up!

Source: Apple Insider

Written by Toby Leftly

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  • funkian

    Funny enough, everything she poked fun at are legitimate problems. Typing’s a b!tc# on that thing, it’s the only reason I stick with Blackberry for now.

  • http://www.howisyourbrand.com Damon

    ellen is so hillarious and she doesnt look like she’s even trying :D

  • http://www.ostheimer.at Andreas @ Ostheimer Webdesign

    plus: she addresses the problem that you can do soooo many things with the iPhone BUT who has the time to to, learn and actually use this stuff for a purpose?
    There is a reason people stick with text messages and STILL do not use video calls, audio text messages and all the other nice inventions: people are not as fast to adopt as the developers at Apple, Google and other tech-companies…

    Br,
    Andreas