Shock rock Rob says his detergent commercial is just another artistic project – and slams “corporate whore” label as “absurd”

Rob Zombie

Soap opera: Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie has slammed claims he’s sold out as “absurd” and explains his TV commercial is an artistic project with as much importance as everything else he does.

The shock rock icon and movie director recently shot an advert for Woolite detergent, and maintains that anyone who believes it suggests corporate motivation doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

Zombie tells “I like doing different things. I did an episode of CSI: Miami because I wanted to see what it was like to do a TV show. Now I’ve done a commercial – you want to get these things under your belt.

“Every single director does it; it’s just that they don’t usually mention it. I could have easily done the commercial and never said a word, and no one would ever know. But I thought it was funny so I told people about it.

“Whenever anyone talks about selling out, it’s the most absurd statement they could make. I’ve never done anything I didn’t want to do.

“To me, selling out is changing your music, you image and everything, based on some sort of corporate manipulation to become rich and famous. I’ve never done that.

“When someone says I’ve sold out, I say, ‘What do you do for a living?’ Maybe they’ll say, ‘I work at Walmart.’ So they’re corporate whores for the largest corporation in the world – but have the nerve to call me a sell out.”

Related stories: