Corporate brands love Metrosexual rapper A$AP Rocky, not least because he presents a safe, non-aggressive image of a young black male. The 27-year-old NYC native was named ambassador to liquor brand Courvoisier.
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Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater on Sunday, citing the summer production of Julius Caesar featuring the assassination of the main character who bears a striking resemblance to President Trump.
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.
Former shock jock Wendy Williams was stunned at the backlash to her statement on the NAACP and HBCUs. The talk show DIVA responded by apologizing to her audience, then she fired 3 Caucasian staff members who wrote her one-liners that day.
Dos Equis is replacing the most interesting man in the world.
Heineken USA is retiring actor Jonathan Goldsmith whose iconic commercials nearly tripled sales of Dos Equis beer.
The fallout continues for champion boxer Manny Pacquaio who caused a storm of controversy when he compared the gays to animals.
In a television interview that aired in the Philippines this week, Pacquaio, 37, said the gays were “worse than animals.”
The fallout continues for TLC’s wildly popular reality TV series ’19 Kids and Counting’. TLC was forced to suspend the series after eldest son Josh Duggar (circled) admitted he molested four of his sisters and another girl for years.
It’s been quite a week for 14-year-old transgender Jazz Jennings. The TLC Network announced a new reality show documenting Jazz’s life as a gender stereotypical girl. Then he landed a deal as the face of Clean & Clear acne treatment products.
Sporting goods giant Nike has dropped disgraced football player Adrian Peterson from an endorsement contract after initially standing by the accused child abuser.
After intense political and financial pressure, the Minnesota Vikings has suspended child abuser Adrian Peterson indefinitely. The Vikings reactivated Peterson on Monday after he was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse in Houston on Friday.