Casey Donovan brushes off critics of new Coles ad

 

‘I’ve worked very hard to get to where I am’: Casey Donovan brushes off critics after new Coles ad is slammed as ‘annoying’ and says ‘I can’t let that get into my head’

She was previously left broke after being dumped by Sony BMG.

And as Casey Donovan rebuilds her singing career, the 29-year-old says she is ‘grateful’ after recently landing a lucrative gig with Coles despite it being slammed as ‘annoying’ by critics.

‘I’ve worked very hard to get to where I am in life and my career,’ she told The Daily Telegraph this week.

Brushing off critics: As Casey Donovan rebuilds her singing career, the 29-year-old says she is 'grateful' after recently landing a lucrative gig with Coles despite it being slammed as 'annoying' by critics

Brushing off critics: As Casey Donovan rebuilds her singing career, the 29-year-old says she is ‘grateful’ after recently landing a lucrative gig with Coles despite it being slammed as ‘annoying’ by critics

‘They’ve brought me on board to have some fun and I’m grateful for this opportunity so for anyone to call me a sell out, that is just words.

She added: ‘Everyone has an opinion and everyone has to put their two cents in, which is fine… At the end of the day, I can’t let that get into my head.’

On Monday, the former Australian Idol winner hit back at the harsh criticism, saying the new ad is ‘just a bit of fun.’

'I've worked very hard to get to where I am in life and my career,' she told The Daily Telegraph this week

‘I’ve worked very hard to get to where I am in life and my career,’ she told The Daily Telegraph this week

Backlash:  Casey hit back at critics who slammed her Coles ad on social media, telling Kyle an Jackie O on Monday that it was 'just a bit of fun'

Backlash:  Casey hit back at critics who slammed her Coles ad on social media, telling Kyle an Jackie O on Monday that it was ‘just a bit of fun’

‘It’s fun and that’s what Coles’ selling point was to me – ‘Casey, we loved you in the jungle, you’re down to earth, you’re funny and you look like you take the p*** out of yourself,’ she told Kyle and Jackie O.

Fans and viewers alike rushed to various social media platforms to slam Casey’s Coles ad which features Casey singing the chain’s trademark jingle ‘Down Down’ – a cover of the 1970s track from British rockers Status Quo.

‘If this is the best Coles can produce I’m glad I don’t waste my money in their shops,’ one user wrote on YouTube.

Another said: ‘I think Casey usually has a lovely voice… But in this ad she sounds like a cat that someone has stepped on its tail!’

Cyber critique: Fans and viewers alike have rushed to various social media platforms to slam Casey's Coles ad which features Casey singing the chain's trademark jingle 'Down Down'

Cyber critique: Fans and viewers alike have rushed to various social media platforms to slam Casey’s Coles ad which features Casey singing the chain’s trademark jingle ‘Down Down’

 Harsh: If this is the best Coles can produce I'm glad I don't waste my money in their shops,' one user wrote on YouTube.

Harsh: If this is the best Coles can produce I’m glad I don’t waste my money in their shops,’ one user wrote on YouTube.

 One YouTube user even said that the commercial is the reason why they shop at rival supermarket Woolworths

Keyboard warriors: One YouTube user even said that the commercial is the reason why they shop at rival supermarket Woolworths.

Over the top: Comments on Twitter were just as harsh, with some users claiming that the jingle was driving them to criminal activities - including homicide

Over the top: Comments on Twitter were just as harsh, with some users claiming that the jingle was driving them to criminal activities – including homicide

One YouTube user even said that the commercial is the reason why they shop at rival supermarket Woolworths.

Comments on Twitter were just as harsh, with some users claiming that the jingle was driving them to criminal activities – including homicide.

‘I love me some casey donovan but that coles add [sic] is making me homicidal,’ wrote one.

 Another wrote: 'I had a little respect for Casey Donovan before - but after that Coles advert she is dead to me.'

Another wrote: ‘I had a little respect for Casey Donovan before – but after that Coles advert she is dead to me.’

‘So I just saw the Coles ad with Casey Donovan,’ wrote another. ‘I just burnt my house down with all the TVs in it.’

Another wrote: ‘I had a little respect for Casey Donovan before – but after that Coles advert she is dead to me.’

‘All I hear in my head is Casey Donovan singing for Coles,’ tweeted one dismayed viewer.

Crystal ball: Casey also revealed to Kyle and Jackie O that Status Quo guitarist Francis Rossi predicted the backlash.

Crystal ball: Casey also revealed to Kyle and Jackie O that Status Quo guitarist Francis Rossi predicted the backlash.

Casey also revealed to the radio hosts that Status Quo guitarist Francis Rossi predicted the backlash.

‘We did all the shopping stuff in Melbourne and we did all the big stage scenes in London. I had a good chat with Francis and he was like ‘listen, love. People are going to call you a sell-out,’ she said.

On the show to promote her new single, Lonely, Casey also admitted that she had an unusual idea for a new reality show after Kyle pressed her on if she would like to take over from Sophie Monk on The Bachelorette .

‘I joke about it, but probably not – I want to start a show called Casey Wants A Tradie,’ she said.

When Kylie asked her why she wanted a tradie and what kind of tradie she was after, Casey responded with: ‘Because they’re sexy’,’ and that she wasn’t fussed on the type of tradesman. ‘Anyone in high-vis,’she said.

 In development? Casey also joked with Kyle and Jackie O about wanting to pursue a new reality show Casey Wants A Tradie

In development? Casey also joked with Kyle and Jackie O about wanting to pursue a new reality show Casey Wants A Tradie

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4516840/Casey-Donovan-brushes-critics-new-Coles-ad.html

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