Some folks are upset with DirecTV’s new ad campaign featuring David Spade riffing with the late Chris Farley–in the commercial, the two comics are forced to entertain themselves because they don’t have DirecTV–but it’s all in good fun, according to an official statement released by Kevin Farley, Chris’ brother. “We as a family believe the DirecTV commercial is a celebration of Chris. It shows him doing what he loved to do most, making people laugh.” In the past, DirecTV has used other dead celebrities to sell its product–last year there was a controversy over an ad featuring a clip of Heather O’Rourke in Poltergeist. That actress died in 1988, at age 12.
Posted October 28 2009 — 7:28 PM EDT
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