Microsoft’s Penis Song Faces Stiff Criticism at NDC

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Tech provider Microsoft may not be notable for sparking too much controversy aside from the notorious antitrust suit regarding the company in the 1990s. However, the Windows creator’s Norwegian Developers Conference recently provided for something different.

“I got the skills to impress, I’m a computer genius. The words “Micro” and “Soft” don’t apply to my penis,” beamed the vocals of a bubblegum dance song during an entertainment break at the annual conference last week. Meanwhile, the lyrics were flashed karaoke style in the front of the stage for the crowd to sing along to as dancers moved to the beat erratically.

The performance itself was given by the dancing Windows Azure girls.

While the penis reference sparked the controversy, the performance made sure not to exclude the female anatomy too. “(or vagina)” was flashed across the lyrics screen in a possible attempt to make females feel included. Other wording said “CSS is my LSD and XML is my XTC.”

The lyrics during the performance have sparked a flurry of attention for the usually non-controversial company. However, Microsoft was quick to apologize for what appeared to be a PR disaster. “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,” stated the company via a reply to a YouTube post of the video, according to ZDNet.

NDC 2012 was held in Oslo, Norway from June 6th through 12th. Tech issues discussed included Windows Azure, HTML5, Windows 8, JavaScript, application development, programming languages and more.


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