Courtney Love has convinced punk shoe brand Dr. Martens to drop their ad campaign featuring her dead husband, Kurt Cobain. Corbis licensed the images to Saatchi & Saatchi for the campaign, and in the UK, didn’t need publicity clearance from deceased celebs. Translation: Love didn’t get paid. Tony Pierce grilled Kate Stanners, the Saatchi account exec. about the ads.
Love, whose good taste is legendary, complained that the use of Cobain’s image without permission is despicable.
Selling off his childhood possessions is not.
Use of Cobain’s music in CSI:Miami is not.
The ringtone contest is not.
Kurt Cobain, who shot himself in 1994, earned over $50 million last year.