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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Celebrity endorsements from hell

Executives at KFC must have spit out their lattes this morning when it was revealed on CNN that John Mark Karr, the creepy guy who confessed to killing JonBenet Ramsey, asked for Kentucky Fried Chicken while in prison in Thailand awaiting extradition to the US. Maybe they can get some advice from the ad execs who had to deal with Karla Homolka's revelation in a CBC interview that the first thing she wanted when released from prison was "un iced cappuccino de Tim Horton's". Speaking of which, have you ever noticed that the crack-addled wife-beaters on TV's Cops frequently wear Tommy Hilfiger t-shirts? I'm just saying.

By the way, here's some unsolicited advice to President Bush: tomorrow would be a good time to bomb Iran's nuke facility, while the attention of the world's press is focused relentlessly on Karr's arrival and arrest in the US. Who's going to care about the Middle East when CNN is in full Hurricane Katrina mode: All JonBenet, All The Time ?

1 comment:

Kerry said...

There was a more homegrown example of that, too: the man accused of killing 25-year-old Toronto woman Alicia Ross was first photographed in a GAP sweatshirt. Some friends of mine told me that certain GAP outlets in Toronto pulled the shirt for a while after that.