We’ve all seen celebs endorse ridiculous products, from embarrassing medical products such as Viagra, to theme restaurants, skincare, clothing, shoes and gym equipment. But we all know already, rich celebs need to make a buck somehow! The First Family of Being Famous For Being Famous, the Kardashian-Jenner clan, will endorse just about anything for a buck (or a whole lot of bucks). Their most famous endorsements are their clothing lines for QVC and Sears (two stores where a Kardashian wouldn’t dare step foot in otherwise). Okay, those aren’t so ridiculous, or at least not as ridiculous as the rest of the stuff they endorse. Here are the top ten most ridiculous items the Kardashians endorse, have created or collect big bucks, just to associate themselves with.
. Even when they’re not around, which is probably often, little North West can play with Mommy and Daddy… or at least dolls that sort of look like them. How ridiculous, but also kind of adorable…
9. Kardashian Kard
The Kardashian Kard doesn’t give the family much credit. The Kardashian Kard was basically a prepaid debit Mastercard, with a picture of the family on it. Launched in November 2010, it was taken off the market less than a month after being released because it was heavily criticized by the media, consumers and even the Attorney General of Connecticut, George Jepsen because of its outright predatory fees. The card cost between $59.95-$99.95 to purchase, which covered 6 months to a year of fees. After that initial period, that card had a laundry list of fees, including a $7.95 monthly fee and a $9.95 card replacement fee. It even cost $6 to cancel the darn thing! After a storm of negative publicity, the family said that when they agreed to endorse the product, they were assured the company behind it was going to operate lawfully. Not so much….
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is currently one of the most popular apps in the app store and has made over $200 million dollars. While the app is free, in app purchases can total hundreds of dollars a month. Outraged parents who pay their children’s cellphone bills have found a new reason to dislike Kim. What exactly happens in this game? According to the description on iTunes, you “Join KIM KARDASHIAN on a red carpet adventure, in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood! Create your own aspiring celebrity and rise to fame and fortune.” So basically, you pretend you are Kim Kardashian using your iPhone. Ridiculous! Very ridiculous!
7. False Eyelashes
Everyone knows the Kardashians are little bit fake, you can see it in their eyes and now, in their eye lashes. If you didn’t know, the sisters have a makeup line, which is sold at stores like CVS and Ulta. One of the hottest items in that line are false eyelashes. After Kim wore them at her wedding to Kanye West, sales of the product grew exponentially. At least she believes in her own product…
It’s not just the Kardshian girls who endorse ridiculous products they probably don’t use, Mama Kardashian, Kris has also gotten in on the action. On October 21, 2014, her cook-book, In The Kitchen With Kris: a kollection of Kardashian-Jenner family favorites, will officially be released. Seriously, do the Kardashian women even cook? Apparently so, because in a recent interview with People magazine, Kris said, “[Cooking] is almost like the way that I calm down. Some people do things to relax, they’ll go play golf or have a sport. Me? I’m in the kitchen. Nothing makes me happier, so I hope I can share that with everybody else.”
Robert Kardashian is probably known as the least successful Kardashian. Mocked endlessly in the press for leaving his sister, Kim’s wedding to Kanye West early because he felt too fat to pose for photos, started his own sock line. The line is called Arthur George, after his own middle name, Arthur and his late father’s middle name, George. According to his website, he also picked the name because “he wanted to create a company that would sound classy and close to his heart.” The socks are sold online, as well as select Neiman Marcus locations. While they might look cheap, these socks run about $30 per pair. What do the rest of the Kardashian clan think of Robert’s business venture? His mother Kris reportedly isn’t too much of a fan and has said, “[Robert is] an obese person with a failed sock line.”
4. Laser Hair Remover
In 2011, Kim Kardashian got herself into a hairy situation when she endorsed the Tria. While it sounds like an exercise machine, the Tria is actually the first FDA approved home laser hair removal device. This device currently sells for $449, which is not cheap, but you don’t quite need Kardashian money to be able to afford it. According to the company’s website, “the Hair Removal Laser 4X uses the same diode laser technology preferred by dermatologists to target and permanently disable the hair follicle for permanent results.” Sounds effective right? It probably is, but it wouldn’t exactly help Kim, who has been quoted as saying she has had hair removal laser treatments at a dermatologist’s office for ten years. When the company found out she had publicly admitted to the treatments, they turned around and sued her. At the trial, Kim said under oath, “Being Armenian and hairy, I thought [TRIA] was the perfect product.”
In 2009, Kim Kardashian founded ShoeDazzle. It’s a subscription service featuring shoes, and it has expanded to handbags and jewelry. For the low price of approximately $40 a month (or you can buy products a la carte as well), the company will send you items based on your fashion preferences. That’s a pretty small price to pay to take a walk in the reality star’s shoes. Shoedazzle is actually a pretty legit company, which is currently being endorsed by stylist to the stars, Rachel Zoe who is their “chief stylist,” and even fashionista rock star, Gwen Stefani has a line for them. How dazzling!
Kim Kardashian is known for having the hottest body of all the Kardashian girls (and one of the hottest in Hollywood), but Khloe is seen as constantly struggling with her weight. So, what better product for them to endorse than a diet pill? In 2010, the girls began to endorse a weight-loss product called Quick Trim. But their fans became quickly (no pun intended) angered when they realized the pills didn’t make their bodies instantly look like Kim’s. A $5 million class-action lawsuit was filed against the girls, saying the product was ineffective and dangerous. The suit was eventually dropped and was settled for an undisclosed amount of money out of court.
1. Midori Liquor
Midori is the most ridiculous product endorsed by the Kardashians. Why would a yummy watermelon-flavored bright green liquor be the most ridiculous product? It’s because Kim has outright said multiple times in the press that she doesn’t drink alcohol. In 2010, she said on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, “I’ve never been a drinker, I’ve never gotten into drugs. You know, I think I have such a close family…I think, you know, my sisters do enough drinking to kind of fill up the whole family.” Considering Khloe has been to jail for a DUI and Kim’s brother in law, Scott Disick is notorious for drinking, perhaps they should be the ones endorsing this product.