18 Bizarre Celebrity Endorsements of Products

18 Bizarre Celebrity Endorsements of Products

You’re sitting around watching TV or YouTube and then it happens. You see an ad. Ads happen. Like it or not, advertising is the lifeblood of our media. Without ads, there’s no money, without money there are no shows and, well, you get it, right? Even Cracked isn’t above selling ad space in order to keep the lights on in our massive comedy lair.

Anyway, you see an ad for a product that seems OK at best and weird at worst. You wonder who would possibly need— Wait, is that Penélope Cruz? Why is she dressed up like Mario? Damn, she even looks sexy with a bushy, stereotypical mustache. Anyway, what’s this product she’s selling?

Even the biggest celebrities can find themselves selling the oddest products or products that totally go against what we know them for. Here are some of the oddest, weirdest, and out-of-character products that big-time actors, musicians, and persons-of-note have promoted to you on camera.

Penélope Cruz - Nintendo DS

Celebrity Endorsements It's-a-me! Pen-él-ope Cruz! Nintendo needed a spokesperson for the DS and thought, Why not a hot movie star? Cruz appeared in several spots for console, and even dressed up as Mario himself. (Hey, it's better than Chris Pratt.) CRACKED.COM

Source: Ad On YouTube

Tom Hiddleston - Centrum Silver

Celebrity Endorsements Centrum Tom Hiddleston wants to serve you breakfast (and Centrum Silver). The Loki star appeared in a Chinese ad for Centrum Silver for Women, shot from the POV of Hiddleston's wife/girlfriend. Не kindly makes you breakfast and pushes the supplement onto you, because in this reality you're a heterosexual woman over 50. CRACKED.COM

Source: Ad On YouTube

Ozzy Osbourne - I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

Celebrity Endorsements Ozzy Osbourne couldn't believe it wasn't, in fact, butter. Takey in Butter During the heyday of his family's reality show, Osbourne appeared in a few ads for the butter substitute I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. No word on whether he slathered any on a bat's head. CRACKED.COM

Source: Ad On YouTube

The Flintstones - Winston Cigarettes

Celebrity Endorsements The Flintstones wanted you to smoke up. In 1961, the Modern Stone Age Family encouraged you to burn a few Winston cigarettes to relax while you watched their wacky primetime antics. Apparently they didn't have a pelican x-ray machine or a saber- tooth CT scan to inspect their lungs. CRACKED.COM

Source: Ad On YouTube

David Carradine - Yellow Book

Celebrity Endorsements David Carradine was a Sage of Phone Books. Yellow I Book i - - - - - METRO The star of Kung Fu and Kill Bill promoted enlightenment through the Yellow Book in 2006, even though Google had long replaced phone books. CRACKED.COM

Source: Ad On YouTube

Justin Bieber - Nail Polish

Celebrity Endorsements Nicole by OP THE ONE LESS LONELY GIRL COLLECTION Justin Bieber promoted nail polish when he was 16. As Bieber was barely old enough to get his driver's license, he was selling nail polish to adult women for Nicole by OPI. Bieber Fever was so high that he sold millions of bottles for the brand. CRACKED.COM

Source: Time

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