From Utah to New York, celebrity cameos during television commercials are usually a great thing for eager businesses looking to quickly grab the attention of the American public. Whether it’s Shaquille O’Neal dropping a few cheesy one-liners about the aches and pains of a life after retirement from The Association or George Foreman droning on and on about the thrill of consuming red meat without fat, video production specialists love shooting with star power. That being said, a few of Hollywood’s finest has-beens would cause nothing but societal chaos if called upon to endorse a brand’s product or service.
Vin Diesel, for example, is one of those people. Sure, his abdominal muscles are just about as potent as a bottle of antifreeze, but his limited acting ability makes him a bit of a liability for video production experts. For some odd reason “The Fast and the Furious,” “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “Fast & Furious,” “Fast Five,” “Fast & Furious 6” and “Furious 7” haven’t allowed Diesel to blossom beyond terrible cliches, angry scowls and the objectification of flag girls in bikinis.
Paula Deen is yet another celebrity who’d be wise to stay stuck between the cushions of her living room sofa. Simply put, being a crazy old racist lady isn’t as trendy as it used to be. Actually, come to think of it, Land O’Lakes butter might benefit from her raw promotional skills. Other than that, feel free to advertise via the rich and famous in Utah and elsewhere. Oh, also steer clear of Paris Hilton. She’s slipped away into obscurity and isn’t to be bothered.