Video elicits complaints

Complaints were received by Lakes District News regarding a Christmas video circulating on Hampton Affiliates Facebook page.

Complaints were received by Lakes District News regarding a Christmas video circulating on Hampton Affiliates Facebook page.

The video was done in the spirit of the video, “What does the fox say?” which went viral online late last year. The video is a comedic roast of Hampton CEO Steve Zika.

Some elements of the video were interpreted as making light of the two lives lost in the Jan. 20, 2012 Babine Forest Products mill explosion near Burns Lake.

Hampton took the video down from their Facebook page after learning that some were offended.

“The video was made by the Hamptons for our holiday party in the Portland office and was a spoof of me,” Zika said.

“There was no reference to Burns Lake, the uniforms at the end… had absolutely nothing to do with the accident. I am sorry if anyone was offended by it and the video has been taken off our Facebook page.”