CEO Apologizes for Comparing Apple to Hitler

CEO Apologizes for Comparing Apple to Hitler

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CEO of Leshi TV Jia Yueting has issued an apology after posting an offensive ad that declared Apple as Hitler. The ad featured Adolf Hitler wearing a red armband with the Apple logo in place of the Nazi swastika.

The poster read "Crowdsourced, Freedom vs. Arrogance, Tyranny" and was supposed to illustrate that Apple is stifling innovation and harming the interests of users.

After the image drew international attention, Yueting issued the following apology:

"I am deeply sorry for publishing the animation ad on Weibo on Friday. In hindsight, it was a misstep and I have removed it. It was insensitive and wrong to try to use such an image in a lighthearted way. My intention was to express our vision that open-ended technology ecosystems are more beneficial to consumers and encourage true innovation. Please accept my sincere apologies, and thank you for your attention and understanding."

Yueting also replaced the image of Hitler in the ad with that of a king. You can see the new ad below. It's meant to promote LeTV's upcoming LeTV X900 smartphone.

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CEO Apologizes for Comparing Apple to Hitler

CEO Apologizes for Comparing Apple to Hitler
ASD12312312312112313131231 - April 1, 2015 at 10:06am
With a CEO that stupid,i can't see a bright future for this company.
?¿ - April 1, 2015 at 8:32am
I can't see how you compare a company to a person. You could call Tim cook , Hitler as their leader. You could call apple nazis as they're a group
aandreii - April 1, 2015 at 7:18am
Marketing tricks... Probably the apology letter was drafted before the first poster was released ...
MUKAI - April 1, 2015 at 2:04am
Hahahaga no mamen!
JohnDoe - April 1, 2015 at 1:42am
Why is it that if Jews are made fun of, it is a hate crime but if Arabs or Muslims are mocked, it is considered "free speech"? Are not both situations wrong and offensive so why the double standard?
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