Ciara Amber Rose Sean Combs

Ciara, Amber Rose, and Sean Combs are among 100 celebrities and social media “influencers” who received FTC warning letters about disclosing paid endorsements on social media. The FTC is cracking down on A to Z-list celebrities who hawk products on social media without disclosing the posts are paid endorsements.

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In March, the Federal Trade Commission sent nearly 100 letters to stars, brands, and social media influencers (such as NBA vet Allen Iverson) warning them to disclose payments they received in exchange for endorsing products.

The FTC reminded the celebrities that simply saying “thanks” or posting the hashtag #sp for sponsored post was not enough to inform their followers that they were paid for the post.

Click next page to see who else received the FTC warning letters.

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  • Keisha Hannah

    Puffy look puffed up lol

  • Scromes1212

    Glad there doing this. Its misleading to the public and they should have to pay taxes on money earned like everyone else. Especially those YouTube folks that are recommending products to people and not disclosing that those are paid endorsements

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • Scromes1212

    These same celebrities want to get on tv and talk about people showing there tax returns and being transparent but will find every trick available to get out of paying taxes on there income. Most of them have the same tax attorneys as the people they claim to hate smh

  • CrunchyBlack1

    damn sandra been cranking them post out this morning..sheesh

    on topic…Uncle same aint taking no shorts. next they finna start coming for them 5-10k a night strippers/escorts/dubai porta-potties. that be buying all that expensive sh!t not giving the feds they cut first.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    1. Kourtney “appears” to be holding Popeyes doesn’t mean an endorsement, I think it was a failed attempt to look “hood rich” on ig post.
    2. Why does Zen’s Puma’s look already worn? What she worried for?
    3. Hope they come for the flat tummy tea and waist training, teeth bleaching D listers.

  • MsPam

    Why does Puffy look like that?

  • Thismessismessy

    This is old news.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-05/ftc-to-crack-down-on-paid-celebrity-posts-that-aren-t-clear-ads

    But in their defense advertising execs said FTC is not clear on expectations their ownself.

    “We’re venturing into a little bit of ridiculous territory with the FTC saying these things because influencers really want to follow the rules,” Pomponi said. “They want to do a good job — they want to be seen as useful to brands and don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize their relationships.”

    It’s up to the FTC to be more clear and consistent about their policies and enforcement, she said. A lot of influencers think they are following the rules, but in fact are falling short. More than 300,000 sponsored posts on Instagram in July used hashtags like #ad, #sponsored and #sp, up from about 120,000 a year earlier, according to Captiv8. The FTC thinks #ad is okay if it’s at the beginning of a post”

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • Thismessismessy

    If you’re talking about Trump, then that in itself is a conflict of interest. On his part.

    He picks the people on the FTC. But you can of course keep making him look like a victim.

    “Trump must fill three vacant commissioner seats and decide on a chairman – moves that Republicans hope could push the regulatory agency in a business-friendly direction.

    The agency’s primary role is to police companies for deceptive practices and to review high-profile mergers to determine if they are in consumers’ best interests.

    Trump himself is no stranger to the FTC, having had his own run-ins with its regulators as a businessman.”

    http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/324215-ftc-faces-big-changes-with-trump

  • Renee26

    Ok…why all of a sudden we have to click multiple pages for the whole post??? Sandra are you hustling us?? :side eye:

  • Renee26

    Some of these seem harmless while others are obvious endorsements….we know famous people get free stuff all the time

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Every year that goes by he ages by 3. The devil catching up to him fast….

  • Mbailey

    SHE don’t get up until 10! Then she sashays over to the computer in robe and fuzzy-wussy house shoes, shouting out at mother over her shoulders.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    oh so she got interns to churn out the post before she get up huh? lol

  • PettyEyezPrime

    stay kissing the ground this man walks on ? he not even 1st to ever do it

  • Rayne

    Imma read… but some of these pages I can do without.

  • cherrypie

    sigh…..this site has gotten soooo boring now. its a ghost town…smh. what other sites do ya’ll go to?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    folk on strike but the blog hits prolly still the same or higher. If they weren’t she would be tryna to court them back, so iono.

  • Taylordanes

    necole xo for some positivite and uplifting energy

  • Taylordanes

    what happen to the DUMP DISGRACE post?

  • klwbaby

    I was thinking the same…

  • CrunchyBlack1

    luis stewart bags matter *insert hashtag* lol

  • Guess Who

    So did Fakedra get fired from RHOA?

  • Hmmm~?

    It’s boring because Sandra banned all of the fun people.

  • klwbaby

    According to TMZ, she did…

  • Scromes1212

    I’m talking about celebrities talking out of both sides of there mouth then acting self righteous. As far as what you posted, you are correct. It’s his job to put people in those positions. What do you suggest he do? Not fill the positions? It doesn’t matter to you either way. You and everyone else will find a reason to complain and be counterproductive. In my humble opinion.

  • Coy little wink

    Instagram is just a big azz swap meet….everybody hawking something and/or themselves

  • CrunchyBlack1

    no she didn’t. they on strike cuz k dub got banned. They don’t want her to see that life will move on without her, cuz she going through so much….methinks?

  • cherrypie

    Thanks Taylordanes! Ima check it out

  • MookieFly

    And 90% of the goods are used and abused. How you selling tight pucci but actually serving gutted tilapia? Lips all stretched out like skirt steak smh.

  • BellfRoots

    Most of them, if not all are back posting under different names, just not as much.

  • Renay Peters

    Morphing into his momma!

  • dontgetblocked

    And these are the same “liberal” celebrities who accuse President Trump of helping the rich. Behind closed doors, they probably helped finance his campaign so they can keep raking in the millions and benefiting from the tax breaks while displaying fake outrage to their fans. At least I’m open about my support of President Trump.

  • dontgetblocked

    That’s what I said.

  • dontgetblocked

    Some of those Youtubers have become millionaires off endorsements.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So Jared Kushner’s family is selling citizenship rights to any Chinese person who will invest $500K in one of their developments but the FTC is mad that some celebrities are peddling products in ‘stealth ads’ on Instagram?

    The FCC head wants to go after Cobert because he made a funny of Trump even though his show is after 10pm and the so called offensive portion of the joke was bleeped?

    Miss me with this madness.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You’re a lunatic-Trump supporter or not!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Please email me their new usernames. Thanks hun.

  • ArDnAhC45

    I’m not clicking on any pages. What happened to the thumbprints in one?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You may not want to even mention Trump after Sally Yates and Clapper’s testimony about how incompetent and corrupt your Orange Jesus is.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Good! They can stay on strike. This is not the party blog anymore. And I’d appreciate it if you would stay on topic. Thanks.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    OT: Diddy is looking more and more like Clifton Powell the older he gets. I keep expecting the Paps to catch him with a toothpick in his mouth and hear him calling his sons “Young Blood”.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I just commented that he’s morphing into Clifton Powell and not in a good way.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    2 thumbs up @ #3.

  • imright

    now i cant unsee it ???

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Good, I’m about tired of every fool and their mama posting about “flat belly tea”. How about you make a vid of you brewing and drinking the tea, fake as ses?

  • Tee Bullock

    Amber breast look like 2 giant melons 1 centimeter away from her chin-SMH

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Traffic is low chile…

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Negative it was low prior to the ban it’s just lower now. Hence the new pages……

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Looking like Dracula

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Alternative facts

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    More like Blackcula The Count of Harlem.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Truth adjacent

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Falsehoods and fabrications

  • leapyearpisces

    Is that really Lindsey Lohan in that last thumbnail??????

  • leapyearpisces

    I been hanging on brokensilenze lately. I stumbled on it about a month or two ago. It’s LIT. I still like SR out of familiarity, but I do miss my friends. I hope as in the past, time will past and all can be forgiven. Time can heal all wounds. :-).

  • Queen B

    I highly doubt that Popeyes is endorsing the Kardashians lol ?

  • Faux Gibbler

    How you know Sandra? Where is the letters from FTC??

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    ??

  • Jussjess25

    Sandra who the hell cares.. we all ready know these fraud “celebrities” are being paid to endorse anything.. these people aint doing nothing for free.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Damn you wake up caping for Trump.

    I hope you get paid well.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Except Trump has power as president that celebrities don’t have but yeah besides that everything is the same.

    *sigh*

  • Scromes1212

    But wasn’t Trump a celebrity before he became president?

  • Malcom Flex

    I trust nothing on instagram fake posers hyping shit for dimes.

  • Coco

    Yep at “hood rich” just like Kim called Kanye to tell him that she “went ghetto” on some girl (who she also called ghetto girl). They want to be down so bad it’s embarrassing.

  • Lolalao

    I thought it was understood these stars push merchandise. I get they still have to let people know, but adults should already know this.

  • Lolalao

    I guess it’s for the young, we know this. Lol

  • Lolalao

    She looked just like you described at the MTV Awards.

  • Lolalao

    Her breast look like they can knock a person lights out.

  • Lolalao

    You wrong..?

  • Yup, I said it

    The warnings are for the gullible. Apparently these celebs increase the sales or traffic that’s why they keep paying them but a lot of the celebs don’t even use the shit they peddle.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He has the power of the presidency to enrich himself and we saw that power when he attacked several companies like Boeing and their stocks tanked.

    And for all we know Trump could have made millions by shorting Boeing stock before he made his tweets but won’t release his tax returns or anything about his businesses.

    That’s a lot more involved than some celebrities making money (and possibly) not paying taxes from social media endorsements.

  • HappyChappy

    They most think people stupid we already know they be getting paid for a lot of them post

  • Mbailey

    SHE ain’t on fleek enough to hire interns. This is strictly a lone person operation: Sandra, herself.

  • Yetunde

    People who buy goods because a celebrity claims to use those goods are stupid.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Auntie ran everybody away

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Sorry. lol

  • cherrypie

    Right!!! And…I dont even know why they were banned.

  • cherrypie

    hmmm..brokensilenze …I’ve never heard of it before. Bout to check it out now. I normally go to SR and YBF but SR is quickly losing my attention once I read the articles.

  • starbright9449

    Lmaooooooo

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    She doesn’t want the garden to be a party blog anymore as if people weren’t drawn to the comments ?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I was a long time lurker until last year, my favorite was Gigi and I lived for Man and his trolling behind.

  • Connie

    I liked Gigi and Man too. Were they banned or they just left?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Likely banned… Don’t quote me though

  • L. Thompson

    I follow Ciara and she always indicates #ad on her endorsement posts. She is only endorsing Keds and Revlon at the moment. Sandra just threw her name in there yet she didn’t post that Ciara gave birth to a healthy baby girl. I see Sandra hate for Ciara still runs deep.

  • Diva4lyfe

    I believed that they was faking a lot of the items like when Tiny advertise that flatten my tummy tea I am like it is no way but they say that tea got a lot of sales because folks thought it was legit

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    chile so many fallen Roses :tears: Gigi and her one liners and I miss the Roses walking around with Man on their hips. His lil high chair and light up shoes were so cute :hollering: This blog use to get me through my workday. Even DeDe (Redeemed) calling folks edomites LMAO Sandra opened the gate (let folks register without a work email addy) and all went to hell!!!!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Left after Daquan along with Taken, OTB, and few more favorites :tears: It got really stupid around here…too many youngins :coffee:

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Is that what happened??? I remember the registration was closed and rarely opened up. Then one day all hell broke loose, in some ways, it has become user friendly but lost that spunk along the way

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Yes? but real friendships developed….folks are good?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    oh i thought django was helping out

  • CrunchyBlack1

    twas a ting i heard

  • CrunchyBlack1

    what new pages?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Will do Sandra, my bad!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    The additional pages attached to this write up chile. Equates to more clicks/ traffic per post. You do know traffic and advertisement drives revenue for the blog right?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    chile…..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I wanted to post the PDF file showing all the letters, but it was too large (50Mb).

  • CrunchyBlack1

    ummm yeah?!?!

  • cherrypie

    Thanks lady! Loving a new blog site!

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL upload it to archive.org

  • leapyearpisces

    Cool. You are welcome. 🙂

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I know chile???

  • CrunchyBlack1

    lol