There is decorum that one should not insult and ridicule those who are dead. This decorum is at least followed in the case of those people who did not make news for wrong reasons. However, some people seeking cheap publicity stoop to any level and ridicule anyone to secure their fifteen-seconds of fame.
There is a video mocking Steve Jobs, and showing him using tablets that can be seen as competitors to iPad in heaven.
Steve Jobs (comedian impersonating Steve Jobs), shown to be sporting a halo and wings, extols the virtues of an Android tablet in a Taiwanese ad that has been noticed in the US for its disrespectful treatment of the late Apple cofounder.
The 20-second ad it YouTube this week. This ad features Taiwanese comedian and impersonator Ah-Ken. Clad in Jobs’s trademark black turtleneck and jeans, Ken says, “Thank God I get to play with other tablets,” and takes out Action Electronics’s Android-based ActionPad tablet PC and multi-language dictionary. The ad does not mention Jobs by name.
Apple representatives could not be reached for comment about the ad.
Steve Jobs passed away on 5 October 2011. He used to think that Google’s Android mobile operating system was a ripoff of Apple’s iOS, which is used in the iPhone and iPad. In the officially authorized biography of Steve Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson, Jobs was quoted as saying he effectively “declared war” on Android and that he felt “personally betrayed” by Google.