Even stars who are filthy rich will sometimes agree to any gig for a paycheck. Here are six stars who cashed in big on endorsements but lived to regret it. These TV commercials are misguided, shockingly bad, downright embarrassing — and immortalized forever on YouTube, much to their chagrin. Watch if you dare.
Brad Pitt for Chanel No. 5
Yes, let’s have a male actor hawk one of the most famous women’s perfumes ever created. Even better, let’s get an A-list actor and film it in black-and-white like a pretentious arthouse film. Even better than that, make the script entirely out of word salad that makes no sense whatsoever. The only thing Brad doesn’t regret about making this ad is the check he cashed for making it but that doesn’t make us not regret watching it.
Kendall Jenner for Pepsi
This commercial single handedly began and ended a Kardashian’s endorsement. In the midst of a wave of political activism and demonstrations, Pepsi decided to jump on the bandwagon with an ad that tried to top Coca-Cola’s classic “I’d like to teach the world to sing” commercial but only succeeded in uniting the world against Kendall Jenner’s tone-deaf ad. It was pulled from broadcast almost immediately, but not soon enough.