File this one under ‘Things You Don’t Do’. Apparently in Taiwan, it’s not ‘too soon’ to make light of Steve Jobs’ death. In a short commercial that debuted this week for and Android tablet, the ad agency decided to take an alternative approach to generating buzz. That approach, just happened to be depicting a turtleneck-clad Steve Jobs with wings and a halo demonstrating and thoroughly enjoying the Android hardware.
Now, we’re not saying we are humorless, we just think it may be a little soon to lampoon a guy who died after a nearly decade long bout with cancer. Steve, himself probably wouldn’t have minded the parody, but according to some info Mashable dug up, he would have been absolutely furious about having his likeness shill for Android and Google. Like, he would’ve been pissed:
In Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of the Apple cofounder, Jobs is quoted as saying he effectively “declared war” on Android and that he felt “personally betrayed” by Google