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Ed Droste Profiting Handsomely From Pushing Dreams of a Lottery Windfall

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We hesitate to say Grizzly Bear, headed by gay frontman Ed Droste, is “selling out.” Because really, what is it to be a music act these days without making bank? So between the new ad, above (via EW, for Washington State’s lottery — with Droste delivering a brand new song, and Grizzly’s prior music video collaborator Patrick Daughters directing — and the Super Bowl ad, below, for Volkswagon, it’s clear these four boys are cleaning up.

By promoting unrealistic dreams that spending a dollar on a piece of paper will lead to riches, and by pushing a product that is destroying the habitats and food supply of grizzly bears.

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