While I think the “marketing campaign” for Cartoon Network’s “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” was pretty dumb, I’m wondering why only Boston when totally ape over it. At first I thought it was a less-than-wise ad campaign compounded by a nearly-moronic Boston over-reaction which would be used to justify all sorts of lawsuits and settlements.
Then I watched the beyond-moronic press conference by Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens:
These guys are idiots. What they did could be (and, in Boston, was) taken the same way as shouting “FIRE!” in a crowded theater would be taken. Now, I think Boston probably over-reacted, but it’s not tough to see how that could happen.
Given what did happen, I would think these guys would, at least, be giving a “we’re sorry if anyone was scared”-type non-apology. But this hair-cut thing is stupid. Maybe when they grow up they’ll figure that out.
Meanwhile, Turner, 2nd firm, to pay Boston $2M over scare and everyone everywhere knows all about Cartoon Network’s “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”.