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Singer Jack White hits back at criticism

Singer Jack White hits back at criticism

india Updated: Aug 22, 2006 16:08 IST

Jack White, lead singer of the White Stripes, has slammed criticism from his fans that he has sold out by writing a tune for Coca-Cola.

According to, White said he never promised that he wouldn't do a commercial. White is being criticised by his most faithful fans who say that his latest decision is a betrayal.

The fans feel his decision goes against another decision he had made in 2001 when he turned down $1 million from the clothing line Gap to let them use one of the band's songs.

White says: "They (fans) assume someone drove up to my house with a truck full of money and a gun to my head, and said, 'Crack open a Coke on television and give the thumbs up.' That's not what happened. I saw a beautiful ad, and I wrote a song for it because I was inspired by it. That stuff about the Gap years ago, I even said then that I wasn't saying we would never do a commercial."