One of the great things about online video is that, for the most part, you can make a video go away. Recently I created a video called “Lay Me Off.” It featured me eating crayons, tossing wet kleenex and wearing a robe to meetings. I’m squishing bananas on my boss’s desk, pushing a guy’s tie into a shredder… you get the idea.
Today I got a call from someone who appeared in the “Lay Me Off” video. Seems she never thought it would become so viral. Especially the 600 views on Yahoo. Two concerns: a) some people won’t understand the parody aspect and somehow we’re being irreverent when there are folks getting laid off… maybe incensitive. b) shooting videos in our facilities is against company policiy.
So with those weak arguments, and out of respect to her, I’ve pulled it down.