Celebrities aren't like the rest of us. For one thing, for some reason, people actually care what they think. Why? Hard to say. Maybe it goes back to the middle-schooler that continues to live within most of us. If I wear what the cool kids wear, then I'll be cool and everyone will like me. The previous sentence is a pretty good distillation of advertising at its most pure.
Now, I hate to break this to you but some celebrities don't take this responsibility seriously. Shocking to be sure. Some celebrities don't care or even use the products they shill for. They do it for the money. But don't they already have plenty of money? Yes, but as Kiss has shown us, you can never have too much money. Reality stars can be excused because they're generally morons and their fame is fleeting. For genuine celebrities, maybe they're greedy or have gone through several expensive divorces or have gambling problems. The good news is that we, as consumers, always win because it's damn entertaining to see famous people prostitute or humiliate themselves by endorsing weird products or products they have no natural connection to. Please enjoy the top ten most bizarre celebrity endorsements:
10 Jimmy Johnson For ExtenZe
You're Jimmy Johnson, leader of men who's won a national title with the University of Miami Hurricanes and two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys and now you're endorsing...boner pills. Most commercials for erectile dysfunction drugs have a guy on his yacht or have an older couple holding hands, walking on the beach with a slogan like, "this is the age of knowing what to do." This commercial eschews that approach.
9 Alan Thicke for Optima Tax Relief
8 Bill Wyman for Signature Metal Detector
7 Sylvester Stallone for Stallone High Protein Pudding
6 Claire Danes for Latisse
5 Paris Hilton for Scrapbooking
4 Tico Torres Rock Star Clothes For Babies
If you're like most parents of a newborn, when it came time to buy them clothes, you were probably really dissatisfied with the selection. Where were the leopard print diapers or the rhinestone encrusted pajamas or pacifiers with skull and cross bones emblazoned on them? Most parents would see the situation and resign themselves to their babies looking like schlubs. Fortunately, Tico Torres is not most parents.
3 Carlos Santana for Women's Shoes
2 Ronnie from "Jersey Shore" for Xenadrine
1 Lisa Rinna for Depends Adult Diapers
Getting older in Hollywood is difficult, especially for women. Lisa Rinna is a very attractive actress and fairly or not, maintaining sex appeal is part of her job. So, maybe doing an ad for adult diapers isn't the best career move. Yes, it's part of a larger charity campaign but there has to be a better way of raising money then hawking this product.
My favorite part is when the announcers states that Ms. Rinna doesn't need to wear adult diapers. Then why is she wearing them? Sure, there's times when you're watching TV, feeling lazy and really have to urinate and, of course, it would be easier to just piss yourself instead of hightailing it to the bathroom, but you don't.
Wouldn't the logical choice for celebrity spokesman be Lisa Nowak, the astronaut who drove 900 miles to kidnap Colleen Shipman who was dating an astronaut Nowak was obsessed with, wearing a diaper so she wouldn't have to stop on the way? Perhaps a slogan along the lines of, "Depends, because when you're crazy, who wants to stop to pee?" would've done the trick.
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