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"Star Wars Kid" Takes Matter To The Courts.  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2297 times:

I'm sure most people with access to a computer have at one point come across this video: http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/video/swk.php

The Star Wars kid, aka 17 year old Ghyslain Raza, became world famous after he (poorly) impersonated Darth Maul in a home made video in 2003.

The result of this video was discovered by some of his class mates, who uploaded it to Kazaa. The rest is history.

However, what happened later was that Ghyslain was bullied so much in school, that he eventually quit. His parents say that he was, and still is, mocked for the video, resulting in him needing psycriatic treatment in years to come. His parents are therefore claiming roughly $800 000 in compensation, and the court round starts April 10th.

Not everyone laughed at Ghyslain though. Two people raised $4300 so that he could buy himself an ipod. And someone else started a campaign to secure Ghyslain a small role in the last Star Wars movie(!)

Source: dagbladet.no

Thom@s


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User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2068 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):
His parents say that he was, and still is, mocked for the video, resulting in him needing psycriatic treatment in years to come. His parents are therefore claiming roughly $800 000 in compensation, and the court round starts April 10th.

Looking at the video, one could suppose that he perhaps needed psychological treatment before he made the video.  Confused

Axel



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):
Two people raised $4300 so that he could buy himself an ipod.

What sort of an ipod costs $4300??!!

QFF


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4624 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 2):
What sort of an ipod costs $4300??!!

The solid gold, diamond encrusted "pimp" type iPods.



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User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

What's so funny about that video? Sure the poor kid looked fairly goofy but dont most teenagers?  wink 
I was waiting for him to fall or whack himself in the nuts or something really humiliating. That video is definately not worth 800,000 or 4,300 dollars in pity money!

JBU/SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

It's not the original video that made it a (more embarrassing) sensation; it's the dozens, perhaps hundreds, of edited versions that people made. they edited the video to put him in the movies, to put him in other movies, etc. It really took off and was quite hilarious. I do feel for the kid, though. He's from not too far from here, actually!

Here's my favourite version, incidentally: Very well done!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...894093448203053618&q=star+wars+kid

JL



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):

Do you know who they are actually trying to sue?


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8669 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 6):
Do you know who they are actually trying to sue?

How about "the bastards"?



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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 7):
How about "the bastards"?

 rotfl 

George Lucas must have a bit of spare cash lying around the place... they could sue him for making Star Wars.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8669 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 8):
they could sue him for making Star Wars.

That would be a start. After all, you have to sue someone if you screw up. Couldn't be your own fault, these days.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 5):
Here's my favourite version, incidentally: Very well done!

The kid should be proud! He is in a Star Wars movie now! A very well done one no less! Now that was funny! Thanks for sharing Big grin

JBU/SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 5):

That is the damn funniest thing I have seen today, is there a windows media version I can download to show some friends?

Well I think Lucas should sue him for copying Star Wars moves (albiet very badly).

Great now I'm off to watch the original 3 Star Wars'...... ahh well sleep is for the muppets anyway  Wink

Phil
FlyingColours



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 5):
Here's my favourite version, incidentally: Very well done!

Hehe, that was very good.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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