Johnny Rotten Single-Handedly Saves The British Dairy Industry

Christopher R. Weingarten | February 3, 2009 2:45 am

Recently, John Lydon made his public image a little less limited and started shilling for Country Life Butter (sadly not spawning a comments section bonanza with “Holidays On The Bun,” et al.) As it turns out, the pockmarked face of this professional booger-flicker worked wonders for the butter’s parent company, Dairy Crest: According to The Guardian, the ad helped the brand’s sales go up 85 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008. Can you come over here and help get our filthy lucre back? We’ve been choosing guns over butter for eight years now. [The Guardian]