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:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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