10 Celebrity Endorsement Commercials That Make No Sense



“What would you rather have -- fat or muscle?” Cher asks that question in an ad for the Chicago Health & Racquetball Club. It’s not that we don’t think the superstar isn’t fit enough to promote a spa, it’s just that the ad is so weird. Long live the ‘80s.


David Carradine

Actor David Carradine was best known for his role as a warrior monk on the 1970s TV series “Kung Fu.” So it makes sense that the martial artist would want to promote exercise equipment. We’re just not sure that this Spiral Fitness clip is really going to push anyone to want to buy the garden hose-like product.


Hulk Hogan

Doesn’t a restaurant by Hulk Hogan called Pastamania sound appetizing to you? No? The restaurant opened in the '90s and closed not very long afterwards -- even though it was promoted on World Championship Wrestling’s “Monday Nitro.” It’s technically not a commercial, but considering the visibility of the spot, it reached a ton of people. Maybe because consumers didn’t want to eat Hulk-U’s and Hulk-a-Roos?


Justin Bieber

Celebrity perfumes are so commonplace nowadays it makes total sense that Justin Bieber would have one, too. Because nobody is more suited to create a perfume than The Biebs. We can’t hate on Bieber for trying to capitalize on his market, but really? What does Justin Bieber know about perfume?


Lindsay Lohan

When it comes to promoting self-tanning products, we’re not sure that Lindsay Lohan is the best endorser -- especially considering the fact that she sometimes has the Oompa Loompa look. This isn’t a commercial for Sevin Nyne self-tanner, but the video does show some of LiLo’s ads.


Method Man

Sour Patch Kids started out as a candy just for kids, but later went mainstream (with help from its success in movie theaters). In 2011, the brand decided to have Method Man put together a rap about the candy, in part to promote a video game about the chewy treats. The rap includes this gem of a lyric: “First they're sour then they're sweet little dudes / And they will fight the power till they're food.” It was weird enough to grab our attention -- but still really bizarre.


Paris Hilton

The socialite loves to put her name on any product, including scrapbooking materials, hair extensions, and of course, clothes and perfume. So we had our pick of weird products she has endorsed. While Hilton promoting the Ultimate Brush might not seem so bizarre, watch the commercial, which speaks for itself.


Steven Seagal

This commercial for Steven Seagal’s energy drink, Lightning Bolt, seems fake -- but the star appears 19 seconds into it. The bizarre commercial was allegedly never meant to be broadcast for traditional media. Still, does anyone want an energy drink by Steven Seagal?


Winklevoss twins

When you think of celebrities you want to promote pistachios, you think... the Winklevoss twins? Poking fun of the fact that they sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their idea to build the social network (settling in 2008 for 1.2 million shares of the company), the twins wear green ties in the commercial -- presumably to remind people of pistachios and money.


Bill Wyman

“You never know what the next find is,” Bill Wyman says in this promotional video for… his metal detector. The former bassist for the Rolling Stones loves to treasure hunt apparently. You can still buy the metal detector for about $200.