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10 Insane Celebrity Endorsements That Companies Hope We've Forgotten About

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People like feeling connected to their favorite celebrities, which has lead to these celebs doing anything they can to make themselves look "relatable." This often means they'll lend their likeness to ads for popular brands, which almost always seems to drive up sales for those lucky companies that score the chance. However, in the case of these 10 endorsements, we're pretty sure they were more off-putting than anything.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Aqua Fresh Toothpaste


The dynamic duo that defined entertainment for girls throughout the 90s lent their likenesses to a ton of merchandise that made total sense, but we never did understand what it was about them that made Aqua Fresh think they'd sell toothpaste? I mean, I'm pretty sure most kids hate brushing their teeth no matter who's on the tube...

Hulk Hogan: Pastamania

Hulkamania was at its absolute zenith when this ad came out, and while as kids we definitely all rushed out to get some cheap fast-food pasta, in retrospect, this ad is pretty hilariously bad. Oh Hulkster, we couldn't wait to see what other shenanigans you'd get into next...

The Flintstones: Winston Cigarettes

In one of the most telling relics of a bygone era, advertisers in the 50s and 60s had no qualms whatsoever about advertising a pretty dangerous product to kids, even as signs of issues from smoking cigarettes were already starting to become better known. Even Fred Flintstone got in on the action, and while it was silly and quaint at the time, it's now pretty horrifying.

Fabio: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!

Because Fabio definitely kept that stunning physique up by chowing down on an artificial butter replacement that people are still arguing about the possible issues with to this day? Right...

The promotions just get stranger from here...

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