Celebrity product endorsements can cause sales to soar, but sometimes things go horribly awry when the behaviour of those celebrities doesn’t always mesh with brands in the way companies had hoped. From a fast food pitchman sent to prison for creepy crimes to an infamous soft drink commercial hijacked by an envelope-pushing pop star, here are 15 celebrities whose associations with products went disastrously wrong.
Kobe Bryant and Nutella
Jared Fogle and Subway
Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” Pepsi Commerical
O.J. Simpson and Hertz
Chris Brown and “Got Milk?”
The Kardashian Kredit Kard
Michael Vick and Nike
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Kate Moss and Burberry (and Chanel)
Kirstie Alley and Jenny Craig
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Michael Phelps and Kelloggs
Paula Deen and Smithfield brands
Charles Barkley and Weight Watchers
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Lance Armstrong and Nike
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