Michael Bay bails on Samsung press conference at CES 2014 (video)
Samsung hoped to give the launch of its curved UHD TVs a boost with a CES 2014 appearance by Transformers and Armageddon director Michael Bay.
Unfortunately for the electronics company, the celebrity endorsement backfired big time when the blockbuster filmmaker fled the stage after a teleprompter snafu, causing a social-media stir.
While many people are making fun of the director on Twitter...
Michael Bay's next movie: "No Prompt, No Gain" [sponsored by #Samsung]— Laurent (@charlierlaurent) January 6, 2014
I feel like such a dick laughing at #MichaelBay, but then I remember that it's Michael Bay.— Blake Siefken (@BlakeSiefken) January 6, 2014
...others are coming to his defense.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually feel bad for Michael Bay.— Rasmus Wedin (@Olqavtoras) January 6, 2014
It takes one Michael Bay video to turn game journos into elementary school children amused by someone having trouble with public speaking.— Caleb (@DcalebX) January 6, 2014
Headline writers: that was not a "meltdown." Michael Bay didn't "storm off stage."— Chris Ervin (@cpervin) January 6, 2014