Microsoft Apologizes For ‘Sexting’ in Kin Promo Video

By on April 19, 2010
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The industry giant was reprimanded for ‘encouraging’ sexting in one of the promo videos for the Kin mobiles.

Microsoft has apologized via a tweet after the Internet burst over one of the promotional videos for the recently announced Kin mobile series that contained a portion that could encourage ‘sexting’ among the youth (because it looked so cool!). The tweet read, “Microsoft has deleted the inappropriate portion of the Kin video. We take sexting very seriously, & are sorry it happened”.

The issue was raised by Consumer Reports on their blog, pointing out a sequence where a young man takes a photo of his bare chest under his t-shirt. The sequence was labelled “downright creepy” and Microsoft has since removed the promo video from the Kin website.

Here is the infamous video, entire and unedited (just so you know what we are talking about…not for anything else, of course):


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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