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So Bren over at M&C told me about the new Pot Noodle ads.
“Flight of the Conchords rip-off” were his words.
You can be the judge of that:
Facebook Fans have been up in arms. Perhaps you, like Lauren, “just thought it was me thinking it until others agreed!”
Is it now fair game to rip-off the style of popular comedians, entertainers, celebrities?
Don’t those same celebs rip-off consumer culture and sponsorships?
Wasn’t it simpler when famos would prance around like a**holes – “against type”?
The Observer Sport Monthly reminded me of this “endorsement” gem:
Even the 21st century has its “against type” celebrity endorsements.
For anyone who hasn’t seen it – here’s Iggy “Lust for Life” Pop getting wired on respectably-priced insurance.
[Iggy, incidentally, couldn't hold a Swiftcover insurance policy on account of his being a musician. But don't let that prejudice your answer to the next question.]
So which is worse -
Embracing the hand that feeds you
Or waiting until it bites your style?
Previous ad controversy:
- The Mighty Boosh vs. Sugar Puffs – Crimp Off
- Tropicana packaging: Is it all over Arnell?
- “Adverts make things look bigger” scandal