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Thursday, May 24, 2007

No, really...

Remember how upset people got when Nike used John Lennon's song 'Revolution' in a TV ad? Well, have you seen this Doc Marten ad?

Apparently, the idea is to promote how long-lasting Docs are. Good taste, it seems, doesn't stick around quite as long.
This ad is part of series - the others feature Joe Strummer of the Clash, Joey Ramone and, get this, Sid Vicious. 'Cause Johnny Rotten pretty much pissed on the Pistols' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but Sid would have been okay with shilling shoes?
Which doesn't even address the idea of how Nancy Spungen's family and friends would feel seeing her murderer in 'heaven', Docs or no Docs. As for Kurt, I'd ask what Courtney Love was thinking, but I'm guessing it's 'ka-ching'.


  • At 2:49 p.m., Blogger the2scoops said…

    Egad, I think I vomited a little at the sight of that. Oh God, not Joe Strummer! Not Joey too!

    We should also be hearing some flack soon from Catholics, as (and correct me if I'm wrong here) suicides don't get a free pass into Heaven.

    F'n classy.

  • At 7:41 p.m., Blogger Jenster said…

    Yep - theologically speaking, folks who commit suicide wind up in purgatory or worse. So, unless Courtney really did kill him, he's SOL.

  • At 9:43 p.m., Blogger the2scoops said…

    Doc Marten's parent company has apparently fired the ad agency over this. The agency claims it was a set of samples for a proposed tasteless campaign that were leaked. I smell guerrilla marketing and a deliberate leak myself.

  • At 6:31 a.m., Blogger Jenster said…

    No question it was deliberate - you quite literally couldn't buy this kind of attention.


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