Cigarette maker cancelling Kelly Clarkson concert sponsorship

kelly7 Cigarette maker cancelling Kelly Clarkson concert sponsorship

Tobacco company PT Djarum — which was originally sponsoring and promoting the April 29 Jakarta concert in Indonesia under its LA Lights cigarette brand — has reached a “final agreement” to cancel…

 its sponsorship of the event, promoter Adrie Subono told The Associated Press in a Thursday report.  The original American Idol champ began receiving heat over the Jakarta concert when anti-smoking advocates learned it was sponsored by LA Lights — with commercials, billboards and posters promoting the concert featuring [lastfm]Kelly Clarkson[/lastfm]’s image under the cigarette company’s branding.  [lastfm]Kelly Clarkson[/lastfm] wrote in a Wednesday personal blog:

“My morning began with finding out that I am all over billboards, tv ads, and other media formats along side a tobacco company who unbeknownst to me is sponsoring my Jakarta date on my current tour. I was not made aware of this and am in no way an advocate or an ambassador for youth smoking. I’m not even a smoker, nor have I ever been.”

The show in Indonesia will go on…just with one less sponsor…


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