8 Of The Weirdest Celebrity Endorsements Ever
Some stars, it seems, will do anything for money. And when their desire to get paid outweighs their desire to have self-respect, some pretty remarkable LOLs can transpire. Brad Pitt appearing in Chanel ads? It makes sense–after all, he’s one of the hottest, most sophisticated dudes on Earth. The celebrities in these ads, though, don’t really jibe with the products they’re pitching. Which makes ‘em so damn funny.
Snoop Dogg and Kate Upton for Hot Pockets
Did you hear? Snoop Dogg just dropped a piping HOT new track! It’s called "You Got What I Eat," set to the tune of Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," and is an ode to Hot Pockets and all their gooey glory. The absurd video, which has rightfully blown up on YouTube, stars Mr. Dogg and model Kate Upton; they pilot a spaceship. Actually, on second thought, this endorsement isn’t that weird–Hot Pockets are THE ultimate stoner food, after all. Carry on, Snoop.
Claire Danes for Latisse
Oh, Claire Danes...you played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, for God’s sake! And now you’re just some unfortunate creature, selling insecure women junk they can put on their eyelashes in order to make 'em grow. At least you’re in good company–Brooke Shields has also promoted the (inexplicably prescription only) product.
Donald Trump’s Steaks
A few years back, Donald “The Donald” Trump sold his own brand of steaks exclusively through The Sharper Image, aka the only place on Earth you can still buy a $80 electric tie rack. The cheapest package available was $199, yet the steaks, somehow, weren't covered in gold. WTF, Don?
Whoopi Goldberg for Poise
In a series of ads that played during the 2010 Oscars, Whoopi Goldberg marketed Poise, a bladder control pad for gals that, uh, have a propensity to piss themselves. In the ads, she was dressed like a number of strong, historical women, implying that dames like Cleopatra, The Statue of Liberty, Joan of Arc and Helen of Troy all wee-weed when they didn't wanna. Mother of the Year Kris Jenner, she of little shame, has also endorsed the product.
Alessandra Ambrosio for Always Platinum
Speaking of things you, y’know, soil with your waste products, Victorian Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio promoted Always’ new line of maxi pads by rockin' a thigh-high skirt slit on the red carpet in her native Brazil. Shudder. Maxi pads weird me out, man.
Shannen Doherty for Education Connection
In ads for the website Education Connection, Shannen Doherty purported to be getting her Liberal Arts degree...online! The spots, in which she acts out (she was, don't forget, an actor at one point) available degrees like culinary arts, nursing and the delightfully vague "technology," are so horrifically bad they must be seen to be believed. Google 'em now to see how far Brenda Walsh has fallen.
Carlos Santana’s Shoes
Yes, Carlos Santana designs shoes. Why, I have no idea. His collection of garish, trampy, and painful looking heels can be purchased at your local Macy’s and are "inspired by Carlos' soulful and passionate music." He also makes his own variety of champagne, as parodied in the hi-larious Lonely Island song "Santana DVX."
The Flintstones for Winston Cigarettes
The 60's were a simpler time. And The Flintstones was The Simpsons of that time – a cartoon that was on during prime time and made to appeal to the whole family. That being the case, Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty didn't necessarily make weird pitch people for cigarettes. That didn’t stop them, however, from being wildly inappropriate pitch people.
Who’s the most WTF celebrity spokesperson you’ve ever seen? Let me know in the comments!