Thursday, May 24, 2007

Whoas. Another new low.

I have no idea what possessed Courtney Love to think this was a good idea, but here is a new ad campaign for Doc Martins with Kurt Cobain selling shoes from a cloud up in heaven. It is almost as bad as when I saw scenes of my beloved, Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face pieced together for a freaking Gap commercial! (Ms. Hepburn was one of the classiest ladies of the last 100 years, she was a style icon! I highly doubt she would wear Gap jeans much less be trying to sell them if she were alive today!)

As for Kurt selling shoes; that man did the most selfish thing a person could do when he pulled the trigger and left his infant child behind with a drug addled mother. I don't care what he meant to music, his image doesn't need to be selling any vanity products to today's youth. If Courtney wanted to use his image for anything maybe it should be donating it for promoting suicide prevention or something useful like that?
But, I guess she would not make any ca$h from that now would she?


Reel Fanatic said...

This is just putrid as hell but, unfortunately, not surprising from Courtney Love .. She recently stated that she would auction off all of Kurt's stuff to the highest bidder, leaving only one of his sweaters for her daughter .. sheesh, what a bitch

Unknown said...

if you take a step back and look at it, it seems so absurd, ALMOST-laughable.

side-note: courtney is a walking anti-drug psa...she hit the wall fast and hard. dude!

Unknown said...

The latest rumor on this is that Doc Martens has fired Saatchi & Saatchi, their advertising team, and Courtney Love didn't license Kurt's image to hawk the shoes.

here's some links:
Starpulse News blog

From the People article:

Love and Cobain married in 1992 and had a daughter, Frances Bean, now 14. Cobain committed suicide with a shotgun at the couple's Seattle home in 1994, and Love, who has never remarried, has said that she now wants to sell most of his possessions.

As for the proceeds of the sale, "Most will go to charity since the money isn't what I'm that interested in, but it's really an exchange of energy," she has written on her Web site. "Obviously we'll keep more than enough of his stuff – his monkey collection – things that mattered to him for Franny and her family."

It's easy to villainize Courtney Love since she's such a classy broad (ahem), but it appears that in this situation she's in the clear.

Anonymous said...

from what i read about this ad courtney didn't have anything to do w/it and they were trying to get the ad pulled. the ads feature other dead icons and i'm not sure if there was permission to use any of them. it was done over in the uk but the ads will not appear in the us.


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