David Spade says he is shocked by criticism he's received about a DirecTV commercial that features a scene from Tommy Boy of him and the late Chris Farley — whom he says would "be stoked" to be involved in the ad.
"Oh, my God if [Farley] was here, I guarantee he'd be stoked that this little movie is included," Spade tells People. "The movie is important to me, and I would hate to offend [anyone] because that's one of my favorite things I've ever done. So I would apologize to someone who took it that way."
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The spot, which has been called tasteless and exploitative by viewers, features Farley's "fat guy in a little coat" routine from the 1995 comedy spliced with new footage of Spade promoting DirecTV. Farley died in 1997 of cardiac arrest due to a drug overdose.
"These commercials are cool. They're well done. They're clever," Spade adds. "And that they would include Tommy Boy
in that company, I thought was very flattering."
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Spade admits he probably wouldn't agree to the commercial if given the chance again because he doesn't "want anyone to get a whiff that I'm trying to get something off Chris."
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