Monday, 19 November 2007

Por que no te callas? - ringtone

The king of Spain's recent undiplomatic outburst at the Venezuelan president has become a ringtone hit across Spain.
An estimated 500,000 people have downloaded the insult featuring the words "Why don't you shut up?", generating a reported 1.5m euros.
King Juan Carlos asked Hugo Chavez to "shut up" at a summit in Chile last week after the president said Spain's ex-PM Jose Maria Aznar was a "fascist". Branded mugs, t-shirts and websites featuring the row are also profitable.
In Venezuela, a group of students who oppose Mr Chavez's government have also been downloading the ringtone. "It's a form of protest," a 21-year-old student in Caracas said. "It's something that a lot of people would like to tell the president."
I love the perspective!!!!