South-Korean Electronics giant, Samsung seems like creating much havoc in the middle-east on the basis of fault that too is not of its own – an Israeli commercial may be resulting in causing Samsung’s products to be banned entirely in Iran – as even might further cause and result in bringing an end to Iran’s trade with South Korea.
The commercial stars four male Israeli comedians dressed as women wandering close to an Iranian nuclear facility. They run into a Mossad agent, who is watching a video on a Samsung tablet. When one of the comedians grabs hold of the device he inadvertently triggers an explosion at the nuclear plant.
According to Press TV, Iran’s Head of the Parliament’s Energy Committee Arsalan Fat’hipour accused Samsung of producing the ad to “curry favour with Israel”, adding that even if Samsung apologized it would not be sufficient.
In the Middle East, Samsung itself is working on damage control, distancing itself from the commercial completely, which is actually advertising a special promotion launched by the Israeli TV station Hot, in which they offer Samsung tablets to their subscribers.
Samsung’s public relations official in Tehran, Elaheh Taheri, told reporters on Thursday the clip had nothing to do with the South Korean company and that it had been produced by an Israeli cable TV station, Hot.
The commercial results in causing harm to the South-Korean giant through having no fault of their own. The company will face a potential boycott based on a commercial. Meanwhile, the potential boycott has also no doubt views of the ad that may have gone unnoticed by the vast majority.