Best Buy Suspends the Creator of iPhone 4 vs. EVO 4G Parody

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joelemon73

Why do people bash the very freedom they think they deserve? Bashing people who have a personal choice to have an iPhone, flash or not, is a just straight up being an ASSHOLE.

There are more important things to worry about than what phone has the biggest screen, best camera, 4G, etc.

The Government relies on keeping the majority of thoughtless minds out there busy with this kind of crap so they can do WTF they want. Just move the guy to a different department BB and everyone get over it. There is enough drama in the World. Go find something to do people, WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN! CHANGE THE LAWS, QUIT LETTING CORPORATE AMERICA LOBBY THEIR OWN WILL!

This guy is just trying to get attention for being tech savvy.

 

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matmatician

Just watched the video on youtube... Priceless. Totally accurate portrayal of iPhone users.

 

OOOH... Its shiny and has a fruit on it... That must mean its awesome and the bestest thing evar!!!1!!

 

sudo make me a sandwhich

matmatician

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OvenFresh

Its the one with 2 million hits. LOL.

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OvenFresh

Its the one with 2 million hits. LOL.

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benksanders

LOL @ all the comments. The truth hurts, don't it, Apple & AT&T? Anyone have his contact info? I'd love to hire someone like Brian! 

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OvenFresh

Gordon, you hearing me!

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BuLLg0d

Someone gave me a 25 dollar gift certificate to Best Buy which kind of made me cringe internally as I am not a Best Buy fan. Well, it sat in my drawer until a button on my Razer Lachesis started acting up. Hesitantly, knowing I had that GC in my drawer and also knowing it was only about an hour before my friends logged on for some serious Zombie slaying, I went to Best Buys website and found a fair price on a Logitech MX518 gaming mouse. I hopped on my motorcycle and drove down there only to find it was almost 20 dollars more in the store. I asked them if they compete with on-line prices and he said, absolutely, to which, I said cool then, you show this item as 20 dollars less on-line. He smirked and said, that's our on-line pricing, we don't compete against ourselves.  I left the mouse in his hands and gave the card to a young kid in line with his mom (buying a wii) behind me and walked out the door. I went across the highway to Fry's and bought the same damned mouse for 5 dollars less than if I had used the 25 dollar gift card.  (I have to add, I told the story to the Fry's associate and he gave me a discount for my efforts and what he called "loyalty") gg Fry's

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snapple00

Wait. Best Buy is still in business?

These are sad times..

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Glycerin

Sad but true.. Best Buy sucks, I'll never shop there. They're all a bunch of douchemongers. I wish they had gone out of business instead of Circuit City. 

 

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Blondie

What turds.

 

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mkarias1

Old News - Ryan Whitwam posted this back on 7/1.

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Justin.Kerr

Yeah, minor oversight on my part.

Its good enough for another spin anyway :)

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railload

When Brian was hired by Best Buy, I doubt that they informed him that they would be in control of his private life.  He is/was an employee, not a slave.

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Rocketpop

Actually, that's assumed to be true when you're part of a corporation. Corporations do, in fact, own you, and it's not illegal. They can terminate your employment for almost any reason, unless it's really blatant discrimination, which this isn't.

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Vano

So true and so hilarious.

My sister has an iPhone 3GS, when I sent this video to her, she replied that she's at work and can't watch it right now...yeah, right...:D

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matmatician

Or maybe its cuz she cant watch flash videos on an iPhone haha

 

sudo make me a sandwhich

matmatician

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bleedingroue

First off let me say that I in no way can think lower of Best Buy, that said, merely making this video an issue has earned more slanderous press for BB than the actual video does(which is none) so if they are worried about this then why bring it up at all. Adding on that, by terminating the employee in question BB will earn even more bad press.

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mesiah

I have seen several people comment about freedom of speech in relation to this incident. Not to be some sort of nazi or something, but technically this guys rights to free speech were never oppressed. Freedom of speech only means the government can't imprison you for speaking your mind. Nowhere does it say that a company can't fire you for speaking out. They can't fire you for your race, or your sex, or your religion. But they can fire you for just about anything else, or even nothing at all. Best buy isn't telling this kid he can't make anti-iphone videos. They are just telling him he can't make anti-iphone videos AND sell iphones for best buy.

That being said, this video is hilarious. 

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jcseely

What exactly does this video have to do with Best Buy? Where is Best Buy mentioned in this video? Where does the creator of the video advertise that he works at Best Buy?

 

Oh that's right. NOWHERE. 

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mesiah

I don't care how much it angers you. The video has nothing to do with best buy you are correct. But the notion of "freedom of speech" you seem to have is not at all what is written in our constitution. This kid isn't being locked up for making a video, he is being fired by his employer. Freedom of speech does not protect your job. You can rail against best buy all you want, but don't sound like an idiot claiming this is a legal matter protected by the constitution. People are fired every day because their views don't match that of the company they work for, even when their views have nothing at all to do with said company. You can claim some form of descrimination, which does happen to be against the law. Freedom of speech however is only good for keeping you out of prison.

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grorc

You really think Best Buy came up with that on their own!  No way! Jobs had him hunted down, found out he worked at Best Buy and tried to get them to fire him.  Tell me that didnt happen!  You all know its true!

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Queenof1

There's an answer video to this one, evo vs Iphone. Did the same guy do both videos? Anyway. like everyone else said, the videos are parodies and should be protected under free speech. I surely didn't see any reference whatsoever to BB. Like the article said, BB brought negative attention on itself by even suspending the dude. The whole smartphone wars thing is pretty hilarious. Go TeamAndroid!

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pastorbob

My wife works for another major retailer as an optician. The management doesn't care about the employees and will use any excuse to fire them. Their attitude is that there are plenty of people out there looking for jobs so they have an endless labor pool from which to draw. Experience and the ability to do the job well counts for nothing. So this incident is not surprising. What makes it unique is that it drew so much attention.

Anyhow the video is hilarious. I think the guy deserves an award for it.

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TechJunkie

I never really shopped at Best Buy but I occasionally did for a few things. Now I think I will take the time and go the extra 2 miles to CompUSA giving Best Buy the bird as I drive buy. This is a funny video and in no way does it implicate BB, or anyone else for that matter (except for the apple fritters), for them to be up all in arms over this. BB is just ridiculous.

 

I have to PooP!

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cc3d

Man, the eyePhone incedent and now BestBuy folding inder pressure.  Apple is becoming the big brother they've pretended to be against.

 

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BuLLg0d

Gizmodo gets an iPhone 4 early - Apple rains down

White hat hacker warns AT&T/Apple about security flaw - gets arrested for separate drug charges

Best Buy Employee makes stupid video lampooning Apple users - Now suspended and & possibly fired

 Connect the dots people...

 

 

"Wake up Neo..."

 

 

 

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bigkahuna

more and more big corporations are acting like the chinese goverment right under our own goverment's nouses.

 

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fuz1on_ evo4g

Wow great job to the creator of this video. I myself as a Evo 4G owner can't fathom why these IPhone lovers can't see the beast of the Evo as a winner. The video is amazing and wish I had made the video myself. Lol. IPhone sucks, Android, Sprint, and Evo rock.

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jgraves000

It's just sad that things like this happen everyday.

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nduanetesh

If I had to guess, I'd say this is more about Best Buy's relationship with Apple than it is about Best Buy feeling slandered by these videos.  Best Buy is afraid that if they let this video poster go unpunished, Apple will get pissed off that he pointed out the failings of their product without being punished for it, and the relationship between Apple and Best Buy will suffer.

 

That's way more logical than "Best Buy feels slandered by a video that doesn't in any way mention Best Buy". 

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JMG760

Wow, the video has nothing to do with best buy and no mention whatsoever. This is starting to sound more like a lawsuit taking place. I'm pretty sure best buy has violated some rights from Brian.

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Daemon

Corporate mofies need to quit infringing on peoples rights to parody anything they want. Stuffy shirts at BB - HQ have no business telling employees what they can or cannot do on their own time as long as it doesn't directly name their corporate machines. Best Buy has 0 humour its not like they're gona lose anything from it anyways .

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Athlonite

Actually yes they they can if it defames Best buy as a store or is in direct Violation of their employee contract... but really they should give the guy a quiet raise and let it go just for the LOL factor  

 

Play till it breaks then learn how to fix it!

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Cy-Kill

I know how this feels to get told by the head office about doing stuff on my own time.  For example, I was working for a security company and after doing my shift, I'd go to a community run meal, I mentioned it to a co-worker one day, and it got back to head office, so when I went to the office to pick something up, I got called in the big guy's office and told I shouldn't need to be going to a community meal because I am making so much money.  Excuse me, telling me what I can & can't do on my own time is a no no in my book!

Cy-Kill

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Rocketpop

Yeah, your thought that Best Buy (let's see this comment get through the spam filter with those two words together) is going to get slandered worse by going crazy over this seems pretty spot-on. I'm not sure what they expect to gain from this whole thing, but it's not going to work.

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Athlonite

HAHA whats the bet they now sell 50 HTC's to 1 crapple  iPhuck  they should give the guy a raise 

Play till it breaks then learn how to fix it!

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