This Ad For Translation Device Ili Is Also An Ad For Sexual Harassment

Being in a foreign country where you don’t know the language and needing to get around is tricky. Ili, the world’s first wearable translation device wants to help you, lonely American globetrotter, in your quest to ask people where the restroom is and also to hit on unsuspecting women.

ili Wearable TranslatorJapanese company creates innovative new translation product. Decides to market it using the most cringeworthy video possible.

Posted by GaijinPot on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

In this spot, a doofy British man named “Dean” wanders around Tokyo with the device asking women if he can kiss them. Many run away, including my personal hero, this woman who appears to hit him with her purse before fleeing from the idiot brandishing what looks like a late-model iPod and asking to violate her personal space.

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“I should thank your parents, for making such a beautiful girl on this earth,” he tells another woman, sitting on a bench somewhere trying to live her life in peace. “Can we try? Can we try? No one’s looking.”

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The device appears to be exceedingly helpful when you use it for what it’s actually meant for and not for asking women you don’t know if they want to make out with you or not.

[The Guardian]