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'I Quit' video: Marina Shifrin offered job by Queen Latifah

Marina Shifrin, the star of the 'I Quit' video, might have already found another job.
By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   Oct. 4, 2013 at 7:16 AM  |  Updated Oct. 4, 2013 at 7:47 AM   |   Comments

Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Marina Shifrin, the woman behind the viral 'I Quit' video, has already found a new job.

While appearing as a especial guest in "The Queen Latifah Show," Shifrin showed no regrets about her quitting dance video and the actress turned talk show host was impressed.

"Sometimes I think you need to forcefully close one door in order for another to open a little easier,’’ she told Latifah, adding that some people think her viral clip will keep employers from hiring her.

But Latifah was quick to prove those people wrong.

“I want to be surrounded by cool, creative, interesting people," she said. "With your experience, maybe I could create something called ‘digital content producer?’ Do you think that might be something you’re interested in?” she asked a surprised Shifrin.

Shifrin, who is trying to become a stand-up comedian, couldn’t believe it.

“Are you doing a stand-up joke right now?” Shifrin asked. “Yeah I’m interested!"

Latifah later reiterated her comments in a tweet.


Shifrin became a viral sensation after she fittingly quit her video-making job through an interpretive dance clip and posted the clip on YouTube.

In the 2-minute long video, Shifrin dances around the office to Kanye West's "Gone" as she explains why she's leaving the company.

Days after the clip went viral, Shifrin's former employer Taiwan's Next Media Animation responded to her quitting video with a clip of its own titled, "We're Hiring."

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