Hollywood’s Jackie Chan is China’s go-to pitchman. But his apparent indiscriminate hawking of just about anything has led to endorsements of what some say are faulty products. Lets take a look at other embarrassing celeb product pitchers.
#10 Mr. T, FlavorWave Oven Turbo
No, no, Mr. T, I pity the fool — the fool you’ve made of yourself in this horrendous infomercial. Never mind that this product uses halogen heat, infrared waves and convection technology to cook your food up to three times faster than a conventional oven can. (Doesn’t that all sound vaguely dangerous?) No, the worst part is the A-Team star’s co-opting of his famous line to threaten people into wanting this product. Is nothing sacred? He can have that “mouth-watering turkey” and those quickly cooked barbecue chops all to himself. This ad campaign is just unappetizing. His entrance on this set doesn’t help matters.
#9 Keanu Reeves, Corn Flakes
Before he was Ted, before he was Neo, before he was Johnny Utah, Keanu Reeves was Unnamed Waiter Who Loves Corn Flakes. In 1987, Reeves starred in a television commercial for the classic breakfast cereal. He danced. He set the table. He ate cereal that clearly didn’t belong to him. He smiled. Sort of.