TristanH commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Whoah. Settle down guys. "Hitler finds out" is a popular internet meme. Google it and you'll find thousands of videos with the same clip but different subtitles. There's even a New York Times article on the subject: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/technology/personaltech/25basics.html Of course just because everyone is doing it doesn't make it right. It's that kind of thinking that contributed to the Holocaust in the first place, right? But the beauty of these videos is that it shows one of the worst human beings who ever lived engaging in trivial matters and looking like a bumbling idiot. I'm part Armenian and had multiple relatives killed by the Turks in the genocides of the late 1800s and early 1900s. If someone created a video like this that revolved around those events, I wouldn't mind in the least. I'm sorry if this upset you and I'm sorry you feel that way, but I do not apologize for making this."
Duncan, don't confuse a video about Hitler talking about blogging and looking like an idiot with me thinking that the Holocaust never happened or that I don't like Jewish people. Neither of those is the case, and I didn't say anything even remotely along those lines."
Duncan, I don't believe I've done anything wrong (and therefore I don't think this was "a mistake" as you say), and I don't think the video is in poor taste or poor judgment. I didn't create the video to be controversial so that it would get traffic. I had no reason to believe in the first place that it would be controversial. This is nothing new. Like I said, go to YouTube and type "hitler finds out." There are literally thousands of videos like this. The first result has 500,000+ views, 2,684 likes, 84 dislikes, and has been around since 2008. So that means that for every 1 person that dislikes it, 32 people like it. Those are good odds for anything or anyone on the internet. I'm sure there is one person that doesn't like BizSugar for every 32 people that do. It seems like you and the others on this particular site are in the minority in terms of being offended. The reaction I've gotten elsewhere (on Twitter, on YouTube, and on other social bookmarking sites) has been overwhelmingly positive. The fact that you were "utterly repulsed" by the video baffles me, and I guess we're just going to have to agree to disagree. Cheers, Tristan"
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