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7 Celebs Whose Scandals Threatened Their Endorsement Deals

Oh, the ever complex symbiotic relationship between celebrities and their corporate sponsors.  Making each other money one handshake and photograph at a time.  Yet all can go awry quite quickly in the fickle world of celebrity.  Do something scandalous?  It could cost you … a buttload.

It has been quite the few weeks for celebrities and brands: from Mountain Dew pulling Tyler The Creator’s racist commercia, to the Reebok CEO’s strange comments about Rick Ross, to Lil Wayne and his own problems with Mountain Dew.  Nothing makes  you apologize like the potential end of a deal. In honor of these rocky relationships, we dug through the list of tainted brand/celeb relationships.  From fallen sports stars to non-role model supermodels, click through to see who else fell from the graces of corporate sponsorship.

Reebok Drops Rick Ross
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The Soapbox: You Are Not A Good Guy

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“It’s unfortunate because he’s a great guy, he just has stupid advisors around him.”

This is Reebok CEO Uli Becker, as tweeted by Footwear News, speaking about the rapper Rick Ross. Amongst Ross’ “great guy” credentials? Rapping in a song by Rocko the following lyrics about drugging and raping a woman: “Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” When critics decried his rapey lyrics and he got dropped by at least one radio station, Ross called the whole thing a “misinterpretation” because he never said the word “rape.” (Ross also added he wants all the “sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies” to know rape is bad.)  After getting dropped as a Reebok spokesperson, two weeks after the initial kerfluffle, he finally issued an apology, calling rape a “crime” and “wrong.”

I was reminded of Rick Ross just yesterday when I read about Constable Jason Peacock, a veteran Toronto police officer who was found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend and damaging her home. On Christmas Eve morning 2010, Peacock showed up unannounced at her place and refused to leave; he punched holes in her walls, smashed glasses, overturned her kitchen island, and shook her hard by the shoulders. In her statement, his then-girlfriend wrote, “There was a period where I thought he was going to kill me.” The judge who sentenced Peacock to 100 community service and $4,300 in restitution fees called the officer “a good man who, but for his involvement with [the ex-girlfriend], led not only an unblemished by exemplary life.”

Or what about the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who was defended by John Thompson, Jr., a former Georgetown coach, as a “good man” who did “something that he maybe would be sorry about.” That “something” that Paterno should “maybe” be sorry about was allowing child rape to happen.

Let me be the first (apparently) to tell you, guys. You are not good men.  Keep reading »

Rick Ross Issues Sincere Apology For Drugging, Raping Lyrics

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Rick Ross Rape Rap
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Rick Ross rapped about drugging a woman and raping her. Read More »
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  • Rapper Rick Ross has issued a more thorough and this time sincere apology for his lyrics about drugging a woman and raping her. Hmm, perhaps it had something to do with Reebok dropping him as a sponsor? “[F]or me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets,” Ross said in a statement. “To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it.” [Miss Info TV] Keep reading »

Reebok Drops Rick Ross Over Drugging & Raping Lyrics

Rick Ross Rape Rap
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Rick Ross rapped about drugging a woman and raping her. Read More »
Tyler Perry & Rape
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Tyler Perry has a rape problem in "Temptation." Read More »
Rehtaeh's Suicide
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  • Reebok finally dropped Rick Ross after he rapped about drugging and date raping a woman. Ross didn’t really apologize, prompting feminist activists to pressure Reebok to drop the rapper. In a statement, Reebok said, “While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.” [FashionistaTMZ]
  • “The Office” star/Mindy Kaling BFF B.J. Novak got a seven-figure book deal to write two books. SEVEN figures?!?! [New York Times]
  • Adult children’s book “Go The Fuck To Sleep” is getting adapted into a movie. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • The first transgender character in mainstream comics is Batgirl’s roommate. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

Michigan Radio Station Won’t Play Rick Ross After Rape Reference In Rap Song

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  • Radio station 103.7 The Beat in Michigan announced it won’t play Rick Ross or Lil Wayne music in their rotation because of their offensive lyrics. Wayne equated what he wanted to do to a woman’s body with what happened to murdered black man Emmett Till; earlier this week, Ross rapped about slipping “molly” (MDMA) in a woman’s drink and raping her. A statement from 103.7 The Beat explained,  ”While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life.” Ross, meanwhile, says the whole thing is a “misinterpretation” because he never said the word “rape” and he wants all the “sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies” to know he thinks rape is bad. Uh huh. [Clutch Mag, Clutch Mag]
  • Arizona’s state House advanced a bill that will allow business owners to ban transgendered folks from using the bathroom of their identified sex (i.e. a trans man who was biologically born a woman would be required to use the woman’s bathroom). [Salon] Keep reading »

Rick Ross Raps About Drugging Woman So He Can Rape Her

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  • “Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it,” are some charming new Rick Ross lyrics from a song by Rocko called “You Don’t Even Know It.” ‘Molly’ is a slang term for the drug MDMA. See, what the girl in Rick Ross’ song doesn’t even know is that she’s getting drugged and RAPED. Fucking gross. [Hello Beautiful]
  • “Spring Breakers” director Harmony Korine got banned from David Letterman’s show after her was caught rifling through Meryl Streep’s purse in her dressing room. Ew. [Moviefone]
  • Justin Bieber took his shirt off inside a Polish airport. Not his shoes, his shirt. It’s official: he’s official melting down. [New York Daily News]
  • The dog belonging to the daughter of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords attacked a baby sea lion. Sadz! [CBS Local]
  • Another “The Great Gatsby” teaser trailer, y’all. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
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