Iggy’s TV Insurer Won’t Cover Musicians
No fun. No insurance. It’s all going wrong for Iggy Pop these days.
‘Rock’s half-naked wildman’ is currently fronting TV adverts for insurance company Swiftcover.
Following the Igster’s recommendations, several musicians applied to be insured by Swiftcover – only to be turned down.
Apparently people who work in the entertainment industry are judged to be too much of a risk, insurance-wise.
A bass player called Tim Soong has complained to the Advertising Standards Authority.
Soong said: “Iggy tells people having Swiftcover will save them wasting time, but he’s wasting my time.”
A Swiftcover spokesman claimed Iggy was promoting insurance “and not any specific occupations”.
It’s not the first time this has happened. Esure, which is advertised by film director Michael Winner, does not insure people who work in that profession, while Sheilas’ Wheels does not cover the pink Cadillac it uses in its adverts. And Churchill insurance won’t offer life insurance to Winston Churchill on account of the fact that he’s dead.