Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, September 5, 2013
Talk about being scared at a job interview!
Electronics company LG recently released a new ad for its Chilean customers, where several job applicants are freaked out by what appears to be a meteorite crashing to earth nearby while being interviewed for a job with the company.
In reality, the job interviews are fake and the “window” that the unsuspecting candidates think they’re looking through is a new 82-inch “Ultra HD” TV that the company is trying to promote. The premise of the ad is that LG’s TVs are supposed to be so lifelike that it’s hard to tell whether the meteorite crashing to earth is real or not.
The two-minute video, which surfaced on YouTube Monday, also includes footage of LG staffers setting up the TVs to look like windows and installing cameras throughout the room so that viewers can see the expressions of the interviewees during the explosions. As of press time, the video had been viewed more than 2.6 million times.
According to The New York Daily News, LG has yet to offer comment as to whether or not the interviewees were paid actors.
This isn’t the first time LG has released prankvertisements. Last October the company released a TV ad in which it replaced the floor of an elevator with a flat-screen TV to scare people into thinking that they were going to plummet to their deaths at the bottom of the elevator shaft.
Watch the Spanish-language ad below.