As a lifelong fan of the Apple brand and company I was surprised today. Unpleasantly.
I consider myself someone who loves innovation and pushing boundaries to discover more about humanity.
Apple embodied the innovation but the humanity went out the window. Here is why:
Today they unveiled a new product (so to speak):
iHate for iRan (and iRanians)
I know the word HATE bears a very heavy weight but I find it is appropriate in this case because what other motive would be behind denying someone else the right to purchase goods than having blind hate for them as a human being–without really knowing why one should deny them anything!
It is a sad day for common courtesy and humanity. Though no iRanians were physically harmed, their freedom seeking spirit was bruised….. but don’t fear if there is anything IRANIANs are known for is resilience and innovation in light of internal oppression, bigotry, external sanctions and invasions. We have shown it to be true in our 3000 + years of history. we have done it without “i” anything because the first letter in Iran ( with capital I) stands for historical Innovation.
See the Cartoon titled: “Apple’s iHate for iRan” on Facebook.
Kaveh Adel, the Human.
Kaveh Adel, Iranian American Artist and Cartoonist.