And Don Imus thought he had it rough. Consider Bryan Ferry, ultra-suave frontman of ’70s glam band Roxy Music, who told some German magazine that he admired Nazi iconography and fashion (since when did jackboots make a comeback?), not to mention the works of Reich filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, whose “music videos” favored Wagner and goose-stepping in Nuremberg. Marks & Spencer quickly ditched Ferry as its brand ambassador. The most shocking thing about the story is that the guy was still famous enough to do ads at all. Ah well, he’ll always have fond memories of dating Jerry Hall and the chance to catch “Love Is the Drug” on classic rock radio.
—Posted by David Gianatasio