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Verizon Mocking Abu Ghraib Torture to Sell Droids? (Update: Not Verizon)

Illustration for article titled Verizon Mocking Abu Ghraib Torture to Sell Droids? (Update: Not Verizon)

This bizarre commercial just started popping up, and frankly, we're almost too confused to be offended. UPDATED: Verizon says the ad was not produced by or in any way affiliated with them.

Swap out the shredded poncho 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 an awful scandal six years ago. Shilling for Droid X.

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Illustration for article titled Verizon Mocking Abu Ghraib Torture to Sell Droids? (Update: Not Verizon)

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. [Thanks Fraying]

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Whaaa....? I see nothing to do with Abu Ghraib, you are looking into this WAY too much. It's weird, I will say that, but comparing it to torture photos when they are not even torturing the guy, he has a bunch of phone handsets hooked up to him is a bit o a stretch. I guess now then the paintings of Jesus Christ being crucified on the cross is a future reference to Abu Ghraib too?