Friday, December 21, 2007

AOL and its ad

Yesterday I heard a radio ad for some AOL service (I think it was for AOL news), which featured a take-off on Miss South Carolina, the Britney Fan Christ Crocker and... University of Florida student Andrew Meyer and his infamous line, "Don't taze me bro."

While behind closed doors that incident and his response may elicit jokes and laughter, I was shocked that AOL would make light of it through an advertisement. While I do not oppose the use of taser like others (not until I see something more conclusive on its potential to cause serious harm or death, and how this compares with the use of a hand-on approach to subduing a suspect), this seemed to me to cross the line of decency. But I haven't heard any uproar of protest in the mainstream media yet.

Here are some links for the commercial:

Don't Taze Me, Bro! - AOL Video
Don't Taze Me Bro Rap - AOL Video
Digg - AOL's Hilarious New Ad: Don't Tase Me Bro & Others Included
YouTube - AOL Britney Ms. South Carolina Don't Taze me bro parody
Don't Taze Me Bro Video
Leave Him Alone Don’t Taze Me Bro in The Iraq AOL Video » Popscribe

Parody Song Lyrics Leave Her Alone, She's Britney!

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