Billboards feature Farley

Billboards feature Farley

There are 2 comments on the Sioux City Journal story from Apr 1, 2006, titled Billboards feature Farley. In it, Sioux City Journal reports that:

Chris Farley, the funnyman who died more than eight years ago of a drug overdose, is making an appearance -- on billboards that advertise treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

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Bellingham, MA

#1 Apr 3, 2006
I'm curious which age group they're targeting: The 12 to 18 yr. olds as potential drug users? It would seem they would not be 'too' connected with Farley's fame, who passed away when they were merely 4 to 10 yr. olds. They'll never toss Elvis up there, another obese drug user, now that his home is on the historical list.

Bellingham, MA

#2 Apr 3, 2006
If the billboard is for addicted adults, is a photo of a dead celebrity truly going to motivate them to the fact that they need to seek treatment? Most of the folks I knew who sought treatment did so when all of their fingernails were gone, they survived a head-on collision, or no money could be had, or they were arrested stealing your money. I recall ages ago, photos of Hendrix, Joplin, Morrrison for the anti-drug campaign...oh well.'Repeat performance', as they say in Hollywood.

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