Some people have no sense of humour!

  1. Actually, even I think this idea was a little tacky!

    From BBC News online.
    Cash family blocks haemorrhoid ad

    Cash died last year after being ill for several months
    The family of late singer Johnny Cash has blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song Ring of Fire to promote haemorrhoid-relief products.
    The idea had been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash's wife, June Carter Cash.

    Cash's daughter Rosanne said the family "would never allow the song to be demeaned like that". Cash and his wife died in 2003.

    Kilgore said he had not intended to upset the family.

    He said at first he thought the idea was funny, and he had often joked about haemorrhoids onstage whenever he would introduce Ring of Fire.

    But Rosanne Cash told the Nashville-based Tennessean newspaper he had not consulted the family.

    She said: "The song is about the transformative power of love and that's what it has always meant to me and that's what it will always mean to the Cash children."

    TV producer Sula Miller, of Big Grin Productions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said she had thought of the idea while suffering from the condition.

    Johnny Cash, a legend of US country music, died in September aged 71 after complications from diabetes which resulted in respiratory failure.

    His rebellious songs and outlaw image have influenced generations of rock artists, from Bob Dylan to U2.
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    "Ring of Fire" was a very personal song about how June and Johnny got together. I completely understand why the Cash family would be ticked about the use of that song, considering it hasn't even been a year since the couple died.
  4. by   gwenith
    I understand how the family feel but that song has had a long history of being parodied. There are a few Malay restruants here whose unofficial name is "Ring of Fire". For those who have never eaten Malay - they add chilli to thier curry. Brilliant lovely food but can leave you feeling a little jet assisted if you are not used to such an exciting diet.
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Think I've got an excellent sense of humor.

    But Johnny's an American legend. Totally agree with the family.
  6. by   fab4fan
    I can totally understand where the family is coming from. Really inappropriate, just as it was to use "Revolution" for a Nike ad (thanks to Wacko Jacko).
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    The irony of Janis Joplins "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?" to sell those luxury autos!

    Or Richie Havens recording of Bob Dylan's "The Times They are A Changing." to advertise a stock broker (or financial firm, I forget).
  8. by   Reborn
    The one that really blows me away is Led Zep "Black Dog" to sell CADILLACS
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    "There She Goes" by the Cardigans to promote a birth control product.