White Hits Back At Sell-Out Criticism

THE WHITE STRIPES frontman JACK WHITE has lashed out at criticism from fans appalled he has written a tune for Coca-Cola, insisting he never promised he wouldn't "do a commercial". The BLUE ORCHID hitmaker has come under fire from his most ardent fans, who claim his decision to work with Coca-Cola is a betrayal. The angry devotees feel the decision contradicts one White made in 2001 when he turned down $1 million (GBP555,500) from clothing chain Gap to let one of his songs be used in a TV advertisement. White says, "They (fans) assume someone drove up to my house with a truck full of money and a gun to my head, and said, 'Crack open a Coke on television and give the thumbs up.' "That's not what happened. I saw a beautiful ad, and I wrote a song for it because I was inspired by it. "That stuff about the Gap years ago, I even said then that I wasn't saying we would never do a commercial."


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