Celebs Who Sold Their Souls For A Paycheck

Celebs Who Sold Their Souls For A Paycheck

Celebrity endorsements are not a new phenomenon
— in fact, they’ve been around pretty much as long as celebrities have. People in power figured out long ago that
putting a familiar face to a product or service you’re trying to sell gets results, though
sometimes it can have the opposite effect on said celebrity. Rat Pack crooner Sammy Davis, Jr became a
laughing stock back in the 1970s when he appeared in a campaign for Alka-Seltzer: “Plop plop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is.” “Plop plop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is.” But Sammy’s far from being the last celeb
to sell out for the sake of a quick buck. Nobody can blame an up-and-comer for using
an established brand to widen their audience. But when Hollywood A-listers and legends of
music start to pop up in commercials for ice cream and underwear, it becomes clear that
some celebs will just never have deep enough pockets. Scarlett Johansson for SodaStream All she did was mix some plain water with
bubbles and add a dash of flavor, yet instead of a refreshing beverage Scarlett Johansson
stirred up a media storm. “Like most actors my real job is saving the
world” The A-list beauty’s eight-year relationship
with the charity Oxfam came to an ugly end when she appeared in a commercial for SodaStream
against their wishes. The humanitarian organization was unhappy
that their ambassador was supporting an Israeli company that they claim operates illegally
in the occupied West Bank. Oxfam said in a statement, that while they,
quote, “[Respect] the independence of our ambassadors, Ms Johansson’s role promoting
the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador. Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream,
that operate in settlements, further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian
communities that we work to support.” For her part, Johansson came out swinging
in an interview with the Observer, saying, “I was aware of that particular factory before
I signed. And it still doesn’t seem like a problem,
at least not until someone comes up with a solution to the closing of that factory and
leaving all those people destitute.” which is exactly what happened in February
2016 when SodaStream closed the controversial factory – leaving 500 employees jobless. ​George Clooney for Nespresso For over a decade George Clooney has been
the face of high-brow Swiss coffee brand Nespresso, a company that manufactures dispensing machines
to be used with their coffee pods. While some of the ads have been mildly amusing
at best, most have been irritatingly smug, or just plain weird. As ideas dried up, the company tapped special
guests, including Jack Black, Ian McShane and Danny Devito, who joined the silver fox
for Nespresso’s first-ever US commercial. “Nespresso?” “What else?” “Double. What else?” “Why thank you.” But his long relationship with the brand backfired
on him in 2016, when, according to the Daily Mail, the long term cost of convenient coffee
was revealed. Researchers fear that as the popularity of
coffee pods rises, the discarded packaging will end up in landfills, with experts predicting
that the plastic and aluminum containers will take 500 years to break down. This left Clooney — who is outspoken on
global warming and appeared on the very first ‘green issue’ of Vanity Fair — in a position
where he’s pocketed millions at the detriment of the planet. Talk about selling your soul. ​Jennifer Aniston for Emirates There’s a fine line between parodying your
fame and fortune… “How are my little triplets doing?” …aaand just straight up rubbing your elite
status in the faces of average Joes everywhere. Jennifer Aniston crossed that line big time
with her ad campaign for Dubai-based airline Emirates. According to Daily Mail, the Friends star
was paid $5 million to become the new brand ambassador of the luxury international carrier,
whose first class ticket for a round trip from New York to Dubai costs an eye-watering
$25,000. The fact that a rich actress was promoting
the jet set lifestyle wasn’t necessarily the problem — it was the way that she did it
that shocked and angered viewers. The ad makes a mockery out of everyone who
doesn’t shell out $25,000 for tickets, painting economy class as a hellish experience — because
there isn’t a lounge or a shower. “There’s no shower?” “No.” “Ha ha ha ha.” “And you have no lounge?” “Ha ha ha. “Why are you laughing like that?” “Ah you’re killing me!” Well, it turns out that showcasing how much
it sucks to be poor wasn’t the greatest marketing strategy in the world. As one YouTube commenter wrote, “Snobbiest
ad ever. Talk about first world 1%’er problems.” ​Nicole Kidman for Etihad Airways Kidman’s ad for United Arab Emirates’ state-owned
carrier Etihad Airways wasn’t quite as in-your-face about the class-gap when it comes to flying. But Kidman found herself facing backlash over
a different issue: women’s rights. The actress clearly didn’t think twice when
the super-rich airline came calling with a blank check, though seeing as she had been
a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for women since 2006, she really ought to have done her research. “Their goal isn’t to improve on what’s been
done before, but totally re-imagine it.” But as it turned out, the brand could have
used some reimagining. The story caught fire when the Association
of Professional Flight Attendants called for Kidman to step away from the company, claiming
that bosses at Etihad have fired female employees for becoming pregnant. Their statement read, “We urge you, on behalf of the women and girls
that you spoke of so eloquently [on International Women’s Day], not to play a part in promoting
Etihad Airways, a company that imposes abusive labor practices on its female employees and
whose sole owner is a government that stands against the very world that you imagine.” ​Alec Baldwin for Capital One Alec Baldwin’s involvement with Capital One
landed him in the hot seat, mainly because he has always claimed to be such an outspoken
critic of corporate greed and champion of progressive politics. When Baldwin showed up at the Occupy Wall
Street protest in 2011 to show his support for those fighting for financial equality,
he was hounded by members of the grassroots movement We Are Change, who wouldn’t let him
cross Manhattan Park without answering a few questions. According to Daily Mail, Baldwin refused to
publicly endorse Republican congressman Ron Paul, but he did tell those gathered that
the Securities and Exchange Commission are, quote, “totally in the pockets of the banks,”
ignoring the irony in the fact that he was currently sitting comfortably in the deep,
velvety pocket of Capital One — which received $3.5 billion in the Wall Street bailout. Baldwin was labelled a “hypocrite” and a “limousine
liberal” by critics, forcing him to Tweet, “I donated all of my fee from Capital One
2 arts charities. They have been gr8 partners in my support
of the arts.” “What’s in your wallet?” ​Johnny Rotten for Country Life Butter John Lydon was the poster boy of the punk
rock movement during the late 1970s, fronting the musically and politically influential
British band The Sex Pistols under the stage name Johnny Rotten. As the years have passed, Lydon’s commitment
to the punk lifestyle and what his music stood for has repeatedly come under scrutiny. Eyebrows were raised when he appeared on the
UK version of reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. But it was his 2008 ad for Country Life butter
was the final nail in his punk cred’s coffin. The commercial features Lydon reeling off
several reasons as to why he might like Country Life butter, before dismissing them all, claiming: “I buy Country Life because it tastes the
best.” The fading star defended the commercial when
he spoke to Camden New Journal about the backlash from fans, asking, “Why are they questioning
me? What manual am I supposed to adopt? I’m promoting a British product which I’m
very proud of.” And speaking of products celebs are into… ​Bob Dylan for Victoria’s Secret As the ultimate counterculture icon, it seems
inconceivable that Bob Dylan would ever do a commercial for anything. The folk legend has been annoying fans since
the day he first switched to electric guitar back in 1965, but in 2004 he dealt his reputation
its biggest blow to date when he inexplicably appeared in Victoria’s Secret’s “Angels In
Venice” campaign. “I’m sick of love… “I wish I’d never met you.” Why a lingerie line would want to intercut
shots of their models with a man old enough to be their grandfather is anybody’s guess,
but Dylan got two things out of it — a pay day and some publicity for the memoir he released
that year. As a fan of the man, all you can do is point
to the fact that Dylan did actually state back in ’65 that the only thing he would sell
out for were ladies undergarments. Decade-spanning practical joke? Or shameless cash grab? You decide. ​Kiefer Sutherland for Jose Cuervo Kiefer Sutherland is said to have funded his
move to LA with some ad work, posing for Levi’s in the 1980s as an unknown. He has admitted to having a strained relationship
with his father, actor Donald Sutherland, at the time, and sought to make his own way
in the industry. But by the end of that decade everyone in
Hollywood knew his name, thanks to The Lost Boys, and Young Guns. Two-hundred-plus episodes of 24 later, Sutherland
is recognized as one of the industry’s most likable tough guys, an image he doesn’t mind
parodying for an easy buck. Computer maker Acer took advantage of this
with their Aspire Ultrabook commercial, dressing him up like his Jack Bauer character and sending
him into supermarkets on the hunt for the ingredients he needs for…cupcakes. “Where’s the icing?” “Icing?” “Icing for cupcakes.” “Oh! It’s ah.. Ah.. right over there.” Not bad, right? But while you can’t blame a young actor for
posing in a pair of 501 jeans, or even a successful actor for parodying himself in a fun way,
you can blame Kiefer Sutherland for shilling a product that almost ruined his life on numerous
occasions. His 2013 spot for Jose Cuervo tequila plays
up the brand’s campaign to always have a story to tell. The actor is shown living the high stakes
life — in between shots of liquor. Sutherland has a documented history of alcoholism
and public drunkenness, making his decision to appear in ads for something that so clearly
controls his life a total deal with the devil. But what does he really think about it? “Just don’t have any regrets. Cuervo.” ​Kendall Jenner for Pepsi Advertisers will often jump on bandwagons
in an attempt to make their product seem as relevant as possible. But Pepsi admitted that they, quote “missed
the mark” with their infamous commercial starring Keeping Up With The Kardashians kid sis Kendall
Jenner. The ad shows Jenner walking off a photo shoot
to join an ongoing street protest, then handing one lucky officer a cold soda — which, according
to Pepsi, was, quote, “[to] project a global message of unity, peace and understanding.” But not many people saw it that way, with
advocacy groups like Color of Change firing off at Jenner on Twitter. The reality star has failed to respond to
the outrage on social media, though a source close to her told Hollywood Life, “She had
such high hopes for it…And now she’s terrified she will never work again or become a laughing
stock.” Pepsi pulled the ad and personally apologized
— to Jenner. That’ll probably be the last time she endorses
any brands for a while — oh wait — there’s Estee Lauder: “You’ve got enough goin on.” Thanks for watching! Click the Nicki Swift icon to subscribe to
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100 thoughts to “Celebs Who Sold Their Souls For A Paycheck”

  1. Give your soul to the devil will not take your soul to heaven for your salvation and eternity heaven to the gate with God!!!!!! People leave God. God not leave nobody…… Came empty into the world!!!!! Leave empty leave here. Money is not safe your salvation not taking a uhaul with you you die with nothing but money and gold and soul be dirty if God, with you in your heart of love, happiness, peace. God is better than this world filled of money and material s things!!!!!!! God is still made you!!!!! All of his children…. I love him in Jesus Name. World nothing to offer me!!!!! God haves more with holy spirit filled in my soul of telling others the lies of Satan is no God!!!!! Only one Jesus Christ is only way to heaven pick your Bible up read is word everyday.go after God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

  2. All these famously people are all in the that Illuminati bullshit where do these people come from they show up out of no-where and become famous out of non where yeah ok

  3. Every one Sells there soul to there boss just celebrities in limelight they get paid more and have to do crazy things it’s just an highly pay job with it’s good and bad.

  4. There is this cool thing started many years ago by former President Bill Clinton called The Family Leave Act. Nobody needs to be fired for getting pregnant. I don't know how accurate this is?

  5. I fucking hate celebrities there weirdos they watch you when your in your house and they copy your billion pound ideas and make money from your ideas and dont even dont even give you a pound….for the idea

  6. Maybe when people understand these celebs only do good will to be seen doing good will which eventually leads them to more exposure. Ppl will understand those commercials are more accurate to their characters

  7. I'm tired of people saying God is evil because he's white male and a. Virgin. My reply is I'm classed as a female , as I gave birth to life itself. Good bye.

  8. I'm Alex and I'm 22 years old. I'm not qualified to do any job, I'm irresponsible, I'm weak-minded, I'm fainthearted, I'm reckless, I'm useless, I'm a failure and I have no goals nor dreams. I never wanted to be born in the first place, I'd rather stay formless and just stare at the never-ending darkness and yet I enjoyed doing some things in this world like (e.g, I smoked weed with friends or alone, had sex, played video games, watched Archer (2009 TV Series), drank booze, listened to music, ate scrumptious foods (especially bacon) and women (ranging from 18 to 27 years of age) fell in love with me) but some thing in my mind tells me that I'm not fit to live here. I don't deserve this life and I probably don't deserve the love and care my parents and friends gave me. I'm barely hanging on and I'm thinking of ending it all next week or the week after that. I don't have the determination and courage to live on and I just don't have the means to survive.

  9. Celebs Sold there souls wow lets see if You are that happy when You see hell i bet You will instantly regret what You have done but You're life not mine jokes on You

  10. Money talks in so many levels!!!! Think about it! It's not only about a paycheck, it's just the fact that its just business! Nothing personal!!!! In fact, this is the😈world in Hollywood!!!! But at the end of the day, only God conquered the evil with the good!❤

  11. These celebrities are nothing but sell-outs and hypocrites! They have no ethics to what they do as long as they make money!

  12. Jeez…not one of these people did anything against the law. Cut me a break…being a celeb is just renting out their faces…it's sure as heck not their souls.

  13. "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"

    – M A R K 8 : 3 6 – 3 7

  14. Nicole Kidman make an entire movie in Romania because is more cheap but she not let any romanian TV to interview her

  15. Middle easter airlines , its on the contract that if yoy get pregnant you should leave, in emirates you cant get pregnant prior three years of work.
    Its what we signed up for, nothing imposed on us

  16. what majority of people seem to forget is, these celebs are workers just like everyone else. they still need to make money. granted they should have been more selective on the type of jobs they will accept and reject, but people should not be too harsh in judging others when they're not perfect themselves.

  17. Why is Jennifer Aniston's picture on this add? Her co-workers and anyone that is worked with her said she's nothing but big-hearted and kind.

  18. 3:46 that's right you cashless bitchez have to ride in coach with welfare person and eat negro soul food. We all need to get some heavy weapons and sweep out the goddamn ghettos

  19. I feel like some of these celebrities just wanna be on t.v.😂 like why not be in a sprite commercial. I mean if you have nothing going on at the moment, why not😂

  20. Nicole Kidman being a women’s rights activist makes me laugh considering she is a member of her father’s pedophile cult.

  21. lol, it selling their soul it's being great at what they do and getting sponsorship as a result, yes some companies are better than others but at the same time being able to do this is limited as it doesn't last

  22. all these people have one thing in common. if they go broke nobody will care or give them money. specially Johnny Lydon. he is 60ish. either respect him for working an honest gig or PAY him but he deserves to eat and  live indoors.

  23. Hollywood, as well as the other Kazhar stronghold in the east, New York, needs to be razed to the ground and damn near everything put to the bayonet.

  24. I've heard rumor that Jennifer has had to do so much anal to keep her place amongst the Hollywoods elite that she has a prolapsed asshole. Shit is so messed up in Hollywood, its satanic as fuck!

  25. I feel like people say shit like they sold their soul cause be real who would wanna be a movie star so does that mean if I become a movie star I sold my soul and what if that religious shit isn’t even real then what

  26. "the world that you imagine" the reality of this imaginary world they stand against it the opposite of what they stand for. This imaginary world is full of extremely depraved sexual morals and violence. As we look down on those who try to keep from becoming the world that you imagine that we have all created.

  27. They all sold their pathetic souls… Pathetic not as in God's creation, but pathetic on how they let themselves go so left.

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