This bizarre commercial just started popping up, and frankly, we're almost too confused to be offended. There's no mistaking Verizon's strange spokesman for the iconic Abu Ghraib torture victim. Is this a case of horrible taste or immense cluelessness?
Swap out the prison jumpsuit for a red robe, and electrical wires for telephone cords, and you've got a spot-on replica of the infamous photo that embroiled the US in a scandal over Guantanamo Bay six years ago. Shilling for Droid X.
It's hard to imagine that Verizon, or any other sane company, would stoop to this level to sell something. But we're having a hard time imagining another explanation.