Google apparently hired a few hipsters to create their latest commercial spot for the Nexus 7 and while it briefly saw time on YouTube, it was quickly set to private. Why would Google need to pull a commercial ad? Well, we’re sure it was voluntary, and most likely has to do with the fact that the commercial depicts a group of artsy hipsters frolicking through a mock aquarium on the rooftop of their New York apartment. Talk about bad timing.
As we all know, New York has been recovering from the excessive damage caused by hurricane Sandy and there are areas that are literally underwater. Airing a commercial with a bunch of worry-free artisans wasting excessive amounts of time and money on senseless props in order to make New York City the backdrop for their twisted underwater fantasy would have been distasteful to say the least.
In my opinion, the commercial should have been scrapped for being ridiculously unrealistic and completely failing to relate to those of us who live in the real world. I seriously doubt there’s a bunch of Nexus 7 users just sitting around with nothing to do, thinking: “Hey, let’s go out and spend a crapload of money and time on creating props to turn our rooftop into an aquarium landscape.”
I mean, we all need to get in touch with our inner child once in a while, but Google went a little off the deep end with this one.
I, for one, am glad to see they pulled it. Now let’s hope they decide to bury this atrocity somewhere within the dark depths of Davy Jones’ locker.
While the video has been made private, this is the internet, and nothing is ever really “private,” once it hits the net.