JOHN HUCKSTER MELLENCAMP
Is it just us, or is using images of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Hurricane Katrina and the World Trade Center, set to a patriotic John Mellencamp song, all in order to sell Chevy trucks, really really really offensive?
And what's the deal with Mellencamp? Sure, he hasn't had a hit in Lord knows how long, but did he really need to sell out like that? Wasn't he a good-hearted populist liberal from the heartland? Maybe Chevy didn't tell him what was going to be in the commercial when they bought the song?
On top of it all, the song blows! It's a third-rate "Like A Rock," which was a third-rate Bruce rip-off anyway. Blow it out your pink house, Mellencamp.
In the words of Ricky Ricardo, "You got some 'splainin' to do."