Celebrities love money. That’s why they go into the business of being a celebrity, after all. Someone has to pay for their Cadillacs, their Rolexes and their bitches on call all night long (a boy can dream…). So they often take up endorsements, associating themselves with brands that want to get some of the magic sparkle dust that’s bound to come from Kristen Cavallari endorsing your product. Right? Right?!
Not quite. Sometimes those endorsements can backfire spectacularly. Want proof?
Two Popes Endorse Cocaine
Pope Leo XIII and Pope Pius X liked an occasional tipple. So what? They’re Catholic! Their favorite brand was Vin Mariani, and Leo liked it so much that when they asked him to appear on their advertising literature, he said ‘why not?’.
Well, because Vin Mariani was made with coca leaves, which means that these two representatives of God on earth were pretty much encouraging Catholics like to me cut loose with coke.
Jose Canseco Got Big From Eggs
Protein’s a major part of any sportsman’s diet. It makes them grow big and strong, which is why Jose Canseco was a perfect fit for the California Egg Commission. After all, that’s how he got big, isn’t it?
Oh, you mean that once he was fired by the Egg Commission for being caught in possession of an illegal handgun he fessed up to everything, including steroid charges? Bullet dodged there.