Even before Katrina, Southern crooner and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. has always been an outspoken voice for his city. But a new Lincoln ad, which has Harry playing tour guide of the NO in an all-new Lincoln MKX, has hit a sour note with many. Advertising Age, an online marketing news site has condemned the ad as a cheap, distasteful tug at the heartstrings, taking advantage of a still-struggling New Orleans. In the author’s words, “What they are doing is exploiting its victims to advertise luxury SUVs. It is vulgar. It is grotesque. It is disgusting.”
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