Controversy Alert: DirecTV

Everyone loved Gregor the Russian Guy (“opulence, I has it” was one of the best commercial catchphrases of 2010). One of DirecTV’s newer commercials was less popular. And now this. Cue the controversy.

Knowing how sensitive people are, I wouldn’t be surprised if this DirecTV spot has a short shelf life. “The Whale” is played by Vietnamese-American comedian Dat Phan. And the tune in the background is Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” (actually, it’s “He Got Game” by Public Enemy which samples Buffalo Springfield).

%d bloggers like this: