16 Actors And Athletes Who Lost Huge Endorsements For Bizarre Reasons

Sometimes, a celebrity can become so toxic that brands will try to distance themselves just to keep the stink off 'em. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, a seemingly innocuous life event can make an actor or athlete lose value in the dollar-sign-shaped eyes of some corporate executive.

Here are a few celebrity endorsements that dissolved for some pretty bonkers reasons:

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Alicia Keys opted for a non-tactile keypad. February 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM Vin Tller for iPhor Started from the bottom now were here! Allcla Keys alicia

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Ronaldinho sipped the wrong soda. PEPSI CRACKED COM. The soccer star struck a deal with Coca-Cola in 2011, but took a can of Pepsi with him to a press

Source: USA Today

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Rihanna WaS, perhaps, too sexy. NIVE When Nivea's parent company got a new boss, he decided that, while it was cool for them to use her topless form t

Source: Glamour

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Cam Newton fought fire with fire kracism ksexism CRACKED.COM After a reporter tweeted some racist taunts at the QB, he replied to her question at a pr

Source: NYTimes

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Madonna roused the ire of the Vatican. PEPSI CRACKED COM She actually debuted Like A Prayer in a Pepsi commercial. But the official music video aire

Source: NYTimes

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David Beckham shaved his moneymaker BRYLCREEM SINCE 1928 the original hairdressing UOHT GLOSSY HOLD adidas CRACKEDCON 3 years into a 4-year deal with

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Lebron James doesn't believe in customer service. LeBron James 0v Follow kinalames My phone just erased everything it had in it and rebooted. One of t

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O. J. Simpson finally found Hertz's limit. SHEFET 3INP501 SMYTH Hertz stood by The Juice through thick Calleged domestic battery) and thin (the ensuin

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Mike Tyson let Nintendo down. CRACKED COM Iron Mike was hemorrhaging endorsementsi in the late 80's. Everyone thinks an infamous rape allegation cause

Source: Uproxx

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Oscar Pistorius tragically fulfilled a metaphor. CRACKED COM The South African sprinter, who rose to fame as the blade runner, shot his longtime gir

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Ryan Lochte is a terrible liar. speedo CRACKED COM The up-and-coming swim star lied about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Source: ESPN

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Eugenie Bouchard got a concussion. CRACKED.COM The rising tennis star slipped in the locker room in 2015, and suffered a concussion that would put her

Times Companies Picked The Wrong Celebrity Spokesperson

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cybill Shepherd had beef with beef. Beef. Renl Food For Real People. ---04 CRACKED COM She inked a deal to huck that red for the American Beef Industr

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Hank Williams Jr. had the most predictable political opinion ever. CRACKED.COM The country music singer and longtime face of Monday Night Football wen

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Sharon Stone learned the true meaning of karma. CRACKEDCON Stone suggested China's devastating 2008 earthquake was the result of karma, because Beij

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Burt Reynolds got divorced. CRACKED COM Burt had a cushy gig slingin' juice for the Florida Department of Citrus. In one ad, he mentioned his wife, Lo

Times Companies Picked The Wrong Celebrity Spokesperson