Strange Celebrity Endorsements
Celebrity endorsements are a great way for companies to market their products to a wider audience and also one of the most lucrative ways for celebrities to make extra money. While these endorsements are often “on-brand” for most celebrities, that isn’t always the case. Here are some of the weirdest and strangest things celebrities have endorsed in the name of money.
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This has to be one of the weirdest choices for a celeb endorsement ever. Back in 2011, Kesha signed a deal with LifeStyles, the brand of condoms. While you might have expected her to do a commercial or some online advertising, that wasn’t the case. Actually, she had her face plastered on thousands of different condom packages. Not much is known about why she did this or how much she was paid, but there is no doubting it deserves the top spot on this list.
For years, Brad Pitt was the “it” guy in Hollywood and arguably the most famous actor in the world. He could pretty much endorse anything he wants. Over his career, though, he has had a few strange endorsements. Not only was he the first man to be the face of Chanel No. 5 (which was met with much scrutiny), he also stared in a Pringles commercial way back in 1989, before he became a big star.
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David Beckham is one of the most famous athletes of the 20th century and has made hundreds of millions of dollars over his professional soccer career. However, back in 2008, when he was a member of the L.A Galaxy, he endorsed a brand of healthy foods called Go3, most notably with his face appearing on a box of fish sticks. While this is definitely weird, there was good intention behind it, as he was trying to erase the criticism that came from him supporting and endorsing Pepsi, an unhealthy product, a few years prior.
Ozzy Osbourne is known for being a wildman and a free spirit. However, even guys like Ozzy still need to pay the bills. While there are a lot of things he could endorse that would make sense, a butter substitute would not be one of them. However, that is exactly what Ozzy did in 2006 when he appeared in a commercial for “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”. While it isn’t exactly the textbook definition of a match made in heaven, the commercial was fun and helped the company make a profit.
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When you think of Bob Dylan, one of the last things likely to come to mind is the idea of lingerie. However, the two were brought together in an ad for Victoria’s Secret in 2004. Dylan and the lingerie brand partnered and their commercial debuted during American Idol. While this partnership is strange, it was also eluded to decades earlier. Back in 1965, when Dylan was asked about what product would lead him to sell out, and he said “Ladies’ undergarments”.