Samsung video’s message gets lost, pre-translation

The slow-talking actors in the ad apparently had to talk that way so they could be overdubbed in Korean. As for the histrionics …

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Users on Reddit certainly did, dubbing the actors in the ad “possibly the world’s worst.” Everything about it seems odd, from the unrealistic reactions (“…What?”) to the exaggerated gestures and extremely slow speech.

The video unfortunately perpetuates a few ancient stereotypes about housewives, too. When the one woman in the video doesn’t know how to install a hard drive, she’s told it’s like playing with “little toy bricks.”

“How old is she, 5?” one commenter asked.

In light of Reddit’s mocking, Samsung made its version of the video private, but a mirrored version is at 22,000 views and counting.

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