Two years later, she got flack for another Castro ad that featured Gadot twerking in a pair of jeans.
DB: Did you get any flack from folks who wear WWJD bracelets?
While King got some flack from PETA for the killing, he also got considerable support from the NRA.
"publicity or press agent," 1945, also as a verb by that year, said to have been coined in show biz magazine "Variety" (but this is not the first attested use), supposedly from name of Gene Flack, a movie agent, but influenced by flak. There was a Gene Flack who was an advertising executive in the U.S. during the 1940s, but he seems to have sold principally biscuits, not movies.
: The flack description is also worth quotingnoun
: his publishers, who flack it into a best seller/ He's not flakking for ulterior motives
[origin unknown; said to be fr the name of Gene Flack, a moving-picture publicity agent, and first used in the show-business paper Variety; probably influenced by flak]