Famed actress Audrey Hepburn, who passed away in 1993, is “alive” and well in digitally resurrected form for a new TV commercial for Galaxy Chocolate. The late icon’s estate (headed by her sons, I believe) licensed her image to be used in the new ad campaign that has been causing a bit of a stir this week. Some maintain that it is sacrilege to use the deceased in this manner to sell products, others maintain that it’s no big deal. I, personally, don’t know how I feel about this ad campaign in particular. While I don’t see a thing wrong with advertising in this manner, I think someone as beloved as Audrey Hepburn shouldn’t be lowered to shilling for candy bars. That said, I’m amazed by the ad agency’s ability to digitally bring Hepburn back from the dead for this new ad … it reminds me of Hologram Tupac, in that respect.
Check out the ad above and see what you think. Is this commercial something that appeals to you, grosses you our or neither?