Worker in trouble for snarky iPhone-Evo video

July 2, 2010

(AP) -- A 25-year-old Best Buy employee near Kansas City has been suspended from his job after posting snarky online videos poking fun at zealots of the iPhone and the Evo phone.

Brian Maupin has been selling phones at in Independence, Mo., since 2007. He was suspended from his job Thursday and expects to be fired by Monday for posting two YouTube videos that slam fans of Inc.'s 4 and HTC Corp.'s Evo 4G.

Those videos don't mention Best Buy, which sells both phones. Best Buy hasn't returned calls seeking comment.

The first video aimed at iPhone zealots has so far gotten more than 1.6 million views. The video targeting Evo buyers had racked up nearly 340,000 views.

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not rated yet Jul 02, 2010
Wow, that is really going too far. If he didn't mention Best Buy and did it off the clock, then they shouldn't have any say in it. Even if he did mention Best Buy and was off the clock he shouldn't be held accountable as long as he conducts himself professionally while at work.
not rated yet Jul 02, 2010
All right all Best Buy employees, can you say kow tow to Apple?
not rated yet Jul 03, 2010
Lawsuit waiting to happen. This guy is gonna be rich!
not rated yet Jul 03, 2010
The phones are smart, its just that the stores that sell them are dumb. (and maybe the clamoring hordes that must always have more, new, better, etc.)
not rated yet Jul 06, 2010
Seriously? This story made it to Physorg? I would expect it from Fox.

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