For the first time in his life, Lei Jun took to stage at the launch of a product from his company, a launch that didn’t happen inside his country.
While some lauded the effort that Jun took despite it being out of his comfort zone, many gave him a lot of flak for not managing to do what he set out for — deliver an error-free speech.
Lei Jun’s speech in India at Mi 4i launch[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96XhlsfW3Oc]
Quite a lot of the criticism from the latter half came from people that belong to China. In fact, I was asked by many of my friends in China if the speech was as funny as they found it to be. In all honesty, the guy does deserve some credit to have convinced himself to come out of his comfort zone at a massive event.
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“Are you OK?” Jun asked the ecstatic attendees at the Mi 4i launch event. Clearly, he was at a loss for words. He followed it up with “Do you like?” referring to the fact that Xiaomi would later be giving Mi Bands to attendees.
Memes and videos of the powerful tech personality have been making round since the April 23 launch of the Mi 4i. Today, a rather creative head decided to focus its energies into making a autotuned version of the speech, which as I have to admit, is outright hilarious.
Autotuned Lei Jun speech. Superfunny?[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRU-fwS6aAU]
Interestingly, it was Hugo Barra, Jun’s colleague and Xiaomi VP, who shared the video on his social streams. Must admit, Barra mustn’t be feeling a speck of insecurity at his new company!
Now that you’ve seen the speech… we have to ask, #AreYouOk?