Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Kelly 'Smokes' Out Controversy
Kelly Clarkson is courting controversy over billboards advertising her tour. It's not the content that has groups up in arms but rather the sponsor of the ads. LA Lights, an Indonesian cigarette company is putting their logo all over the billboards and the arena. AntiSmoking activists are blasting the American Idol winner for allowing the company to do this. Matt Meyers, president of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids says "If Kelly Clarkson goes ahead with the concert, she is by choice being a spokesman for the tobacco industry and helping them to market to children, She has the power now to turn this situation around and to send a clear message to Indonesian young people and, frankly, to the young people of the world.