Cobain featured in Doc Martens ad; Courtney objects

From E! Online: "Thanks in part to an outraged Courtney Love, a new Doc Martens ad has been given the boot.

The 42-year-old entertainer was steamed after learing that a new advertising campaign for the footwear company features late husband Kurt Cobain and other iconic punk rockers modeling boots in heaven.

The print ads, promoting the manufactuer's AirWair line and only approved for use in the United Kingdom, portrayed the Nirvana star sitting in a cloudbank, clad all in white except for a pair of black boots. A tag line in corner reads: 'Dr. Martens. Forever.' Similar ads featured the Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious, the Clash's Joe Strummer, and the Ramones' Joey Ramone. The photos were leaked earlier this month via the music blog

'Courtney never approved the use of these images [for commercial gain] nor would she ever approve it. She knew nothing about it,' Love publicist Alan Nierob tells E! Online."

Read the full story here. Also check the press release from Doc Martens where they announce that the ad has been pulled. Finally, the offensive ad is available here.

Posted in NFC news section at on 05-25-2007 @ 5:44 PM (GMT).

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