When I first heard the uproar about David Spade being in a new DirecTV ad with his old deceased pal Chris Farley, I shrugged it off. After all, DirecTV had already done a Poltergeist commercial, and that girl died at age 12. Besides, I don’t particularly care about the sensitive things that most people get worked up about. Every good thing gets crapped on, you know?
But then I actually saw the commercial, and I have to hand it to Spade and DirecTV: it really is tacky and tasteless. I understand that Spade’s made a career out of being sarcastic (for which I raise my glass to him), but… I wouldn’t sarcastically dismiss the work of my dead friends. I’m just kind of not a dick like that. But hey, whatever pays the Playboy models you’re nailing, right?