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Thread: Italy is making fun of carolina kostner ! =)))

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    Italy is making fun of carolina kostner ! =)))

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0LJD-mqKJY[/url]

    i don't think it is necessary to understand italian for this clip but nevertheless: it's about a help for little children to prevent them from falling.. which is named after carolina =)

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    And does it have to be named after Carolina?

    :sheesh:

    That's a great way to appreciate what Carolina has done for Figure Skating in Italy.

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    Not to mention that this may offend her personally.

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    I can't believe this. Is this really from Italian company?
    She's 3 time Euro champion and 2 time world podium finisher. Show some respect, Stxxx italians.

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    It has to be a joke. Any company would be sued.

    Too bad. I remember how Sasha went through the same thing in 2006 with photos of her falling splashed all over the place, all kinds of internet jokes, and Jay Leno et al asking her how it felt. Cruel humor! Well, at least she got the silver medal out of it.

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    Maybe someone finds it funny but I think it's a bit offensive...I'm Italian and I know how things go on here and the satire that lies here...If I were her and see this clip I would be quite disappointed becasuse they are joking on the most important competition in her life where she failed...but this is not the worst thing of this period...I think she is going through at one of her hardest time because just a few people still believe in her and a lot of people have forgotten how good she's done in her career and to make figure skating popular in Italy...now they are joking and bashing her but when she will stop competing and they will find themself without a possible podium or even top ten contender they will have to reconsider her, her talent and her career..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikiAndoFan#1 View Post
    And does it have to be named after Carolina?

    :sheesh:

    That's a great way to appreciate what Carolina has done for Figure Skating in Italy.
    don't worry...it's not that an Italian company has made this "girello" named kostner...just in this program they joke on carolina's falls...it's just a satire thing not an advertisement...no product has carolina's name...but still it's not so kind..benvenuti in italia...
    Last edited by Tanja90; 03-16-2010 at 06:32 AM.

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    It's always good to be able to laugh at yourself...
    But stuff like this is kinda sad. You just don't beat someone down that hard when they're already beaten pretty bad. Especially if they represent your country. The more I think about it, the more I wonder why the heck they would do this. It really makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanja90 View Post
    ..benvenuti in italia...
    No doubt, bring home Euros but fall at the Olys and Italian companies become callus school yard bullies. Hunh? Didn't they do the same to some past political leaders also. Don't need to see a flag to know there true colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    It has to be a joke. Any company would be sued.
    Sued for what?

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    Use of her name to make money w/o permission and w/o paying for it. I don't know what the legal term is.

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    I don't think Caro has enough to sue.
    1. She's clearly not endorsing the product in the ad. =).
    2. It's public event, all image and video clips are free for all, they can use it to make money just like TMZ follows celeb around all day, and use clips for monetary gain. They don't even need her permission or consent to use it.

    Had they used clips from her private practice sessions, there would be some ground for Caro to sue. At least this is true in the very ligitious US, I'm sure it's even harder for frivolous lawsuits in Italy. The only party that can sue is the IOC or the Italian broadcasting channel that bought the right to the clips.

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    FlattFan, I'm not suggesting she can sue. I was only saying that IF it were a real ad by a real company using her name improperly, THEN she would have grounds to sue. I was arguing that no company would be so stupid as to lay themselves open to such a lawsuit, therefore the video could only be a joke. At least that's what I was trying to say.

    I don't think she has any grounds to sue over being the butt of a joke. Well, I don't know anything about Italian laws and practices. But in the USA, pretty much any celebrity is going to be the butt of jokes from time to time and I've never heard of them suing anybody for making fun of them. For example, the movie Team America: World Police (by the makers of South Park) made ferocious fun of Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon, et al. South Park itself is constantly mocking celebrities by name. I don't think the producers get in any legal trouble as a result. (Surprisingly enough!)

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    I read a blog by a person living in Italy that Caro has been under heavy criticism after the Olympics. Is that true?

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    Well, why wouldn't she be? She's had two nightmarishly bad skates at major events in the past year. It would be hard to find something positive to say at the moment other than to hope she figures out what's wrong and deals with it.

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