You wanna know how to piss people off? Talk about Hitler. You want to know how to piss a LOT of people off? Compare one of the top technology companies in the world to Hitler. That’s exactly what Jia Yueting, the CEO of China’s Leshi TV video website, did with Apple by literally comparing the company to Nazis in a teaser poster for his company’s upcoming smartphone.
Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), has compared Apple to the Nazis in a poster teasing the launch of LeTV’s new smartphone. The image was posted to Yueting’s verified Weibo page (with more than 5 million followers) and shows a cartoon Adolf Hitler wearing a red armband with the Apple logo in place of the Nazi swastika. The text across the top of the poster compares the attributes of the Android and iOS ecosystems — “Crowdsourced, freedom vs arrogance, tyranny” — while Yueting’s accompanying post argues that Apple’s approach to the smartphone industry is stifling innovation and harming the interests of users.