06 Feb '12, 10am

Outrage over Steve Jobs angel in Taiwan advertisment

TAIPEI (AFP) - A Taiwanese television commercial featuring a Steve Jobs look-alike angel complete with white wings and a halo has caused uproar, with critics saying it is disrespectful towards Apple's late founder. The commercial shows well-known local comedian A-Ken in blue jeans and a black turtleneck praising the virtues of a tablet from Taiwan-based Action Electronics that runs on Google's Android operating system. 'I'd like to present to you a new generation of tablets. It's amazing,' a smiling A-Ken says in the 20-second commercial. 'My God, I finally have another Pad to play with.' Jobs, who died in October at the age 56, was no fan of Google's Android system, considering it a rip-off of Apple's technology. On Facebook, Taiwanese writer Wu Ruo-quan criticised the commercial, calling it 'shallow' and revealing a lack of respect for Jobs' family.

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