Microsoft Apologizes for Obscene Show at Conference

by Angela Nazworth | June 11, 2012 11:10 am

Microsoft Apologizes for Obscene Show at Conference

It appears the folks at Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT[1]) who were responsible for planning the company’s presentation at last week’s Norwegian Developers Conference in Oslo thought they were booking an act for a frat party and not a corporate conference. Or perhaps they simply didn’t review the lyrics from the controversial number prior to them being flashed upon video screens. Regardless how it happened, a skit featuring dancing girls and crude song lyrics occurred at the event, and a video of the performance went viral.

Unfortunately for Microsoft, the event has received more attention for the “Azure Girls” than it has for its cloud computing platform — the intended highlight of the conference. The song’s lyrics — which included the words “MICRO and SOFT don’t apply to my penis” — were part of the show.

One attendee tweeted, “For those not here, we had flashing disco lights, bad lyrics about penis, disco beats and dancing azure girls, so cringeworthy,” NewsCore[2] reported.

A video of the performance was quickly posted on YouTube[3], which swayed Microsoft into making a speedy apology.

“This week’s Norwegian Developer’s Conference included a skit that involved inappropriate and offensive elements and vulgar language. We apologize to our customers and our partners and are actively looking into the matter,” Microsoft wrote.

Endnotes:
  1. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  2. NewsCore: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/18747885/microsoft-apologizes-for-dancing-girls-and-obscene-song-lyrics-at-norway-software-convention
  3. video of the performance was quickly posted on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUMjxnKzUlQ

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