Invited for an interview for a job as a computer technician at the BBC, a man who was interviewed by mistake instead of an expert on a television set wants to sue the British media in order to obtain his royalties for the interview that went viral .
“They’ve been using it for almost 20 years without a penny for me. When I see that they pay people millions here and there… This clip has made them richer,” insisted computer technician Guy Goma, 54, in a podcast, according to what reported “The Guardian” on Sunday.
The man behind the job interview that went viral in 2006 indicated Sunday his intention to sue the British media almost 20 years after being interviewed by mistake instead of computer expert Guy Kewney, who was to analyze a legal dispute linked to the Apple company.
Guy Coma was then there for a job interview, when he was allegedly confused with his namesake and led to the television set.
“I’m really surprised that I have to comment on the verdict because I didn’t expect that when I came here. I was told that we would talk about something else, it’s a big surprise,” he said, casting furtive glances towards the camera.
The blunder was broadcast live on the BBC News 24 program, before being re-shared by the media on YouTube for the tenth anniversary of the interview, in a video which had reached more than 5.4 million views.
But even if he had contacted the British media about the error, he would never have gotten a response, he told the podcast, calling it “totally unfair” that he did not not received payment given the popularity of the viral video, according to The Guardian.
He had also not obtained the position for which he had presented himself.
The man who now works for a charity supporting people with learning disabilities also noted that he would like to write a book called “Wrong Guy” (a play on words between “Mauvais Guy” and “Bad guys” in English). French).