Beware Celebrities Bearing Endorsements

July 5, 2009 at 3:59 pm 17 comments

When the person next door, or the coworker lady who is always so nice, or your mom recommends you a face wash, you take it as a fact of life and just a cool thing that friends do for each other.

However, when a celebrity endorses a face wash, ask first: “How much did she get paid to do so?”

One week ago, Miley Cyrus endorsed a face wash. On Twitter.

She was very gushy about it.

Read the Twitter messages from BOTTOM to TOP. The top messages are the most recent ones. Sorry about the pinkness, that’s the custom font color Miley chose for her twitter.

sensai

Miley claims that Sensai face wash has CHANGED HER LIFE. She goes on to describe it as a  miracle, for it made her smile after she washed her face. The teen star believes that it will give hope to the pimply masses and tells random people to please, please, please try it.

miley-cyrus-pictureHere’s an interesting thing. Miley claims that she had very bad acne for three years that her makeup artist didn’t know what to do about it.

I don’t know what to say to that. In all of the pictures of Miley Cyrus I have ever seen, such as the one on the right, she has never once had a pimply face. Her skin has always been clear, beautiful, and acne-free. A skin to die for, in fact. And apparently either the computers found that they could do something about it. I have seen a couple of pictures of Miley Cyrus sans makeup and she does have an oily face.

But come on, she’s a teenager. Teenagers have acne and greasy skin.

Do they?

Her endorsement made me feel suspicious. Not to say that stars don’t have issues like we do. However, do you think it’s a little strange that she is all of a sudden so enthusiastic about a single product? Even to the point of gushing about it on Twitter to random people?

Someone asked her if she was getting paid for her endorsement. Cyrus denied it.

But Miley Cyrus says she has a purpose for saying her words.

Before, the star was so embarrassed about her skin that she didn’t want to leave the house. She felt awful about it.

She just wants to give hope to all of us.

Which, quite frankly, makes me very suspicious.

4325_Kanebo_sensai_pur cleans creamWe have a damsel in distress. She has pimply skin, doesn’t want to leave the house for years, cries every day because of her acne. Who hasn’t been there? Even the team of make up artists and computer experts had no idea what to do with the damsel’s horrible skin. This made the damsel weep and weep and weep over her greasiness and flawed skin. Was this to be her fate forever?

Then suddenly, a rescue comes in the form of Kanebo Sensai’s Silky Purifying line, steps one and two.

Step one is the Cleansing Cream. Step two is the Purifying Soap.

The damsel’s flaws disappeared. She was released from her fate of greasy face and bad acne and the shame. Oh, the shame.

As a result, this damsel wants to spread the Good News throughout all generations. She goes on Twitter, speaking words of hope about her newly changed life to the ordinary masses who just need to hear the Good News.

MileyCyrus_detailAnd we, the masses, lap it up happily.

For we all have been there. We’ve all struggled with our flaws, even the imaginary ones. We cry every day because our parts don’t look good enough. We try to find the perfect product which will fit our needs and enable us to live happily ever after. Finding out that this celebrity has struggles too somehow speaks to the part of us that yearns for release. Even better, finding out from said celebrity that our flaws can be erased speaks to yet another deeper part — a part that goes beyond our wallets.

Thanks to this former damsel in distress, we may now accept the news and live our lives accordingly. With joy, and without fear of embarrassment. Our flaws? Poof. Gone.

All for a set of a Cleansing Cream and a Purifying Soap, 100 dollars total.

So for now, no matter how cool and down-to-earth the celebrity may be, beware the endorsements they bear for ye may be easily deceived. Look at the product endorsed first. Then afterwards ye can maketh a clear judgement without the pervasive influence of a celebrity endorsement.

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Emerald  |  July 5, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    $100 dollars for facewash????

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  • 2. » Beware Celebrities Bearing Endorsements  |  July 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    […] artofthespa wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptHowever, when a celebrity endorses a face wash, ask first: “How much did she get paid to do so?& … Miley claims that she had very bad acne for three years that her makeup artist didn’t know what to do about it. I don’t know what to say to that….I have seen a couple of pictures of Miley Cyrus sans makeup and she does have an oily face. But come on, she’s a teenager. Teenagers have acne and greasy skin. Do they? Her endorsement made me feel suspicious. … Finding out that this celebrity has struggles too somehow speaks to the part of us that yearns for release…. […]

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  • 3. Anne Skalitza  |  July 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    What gets me is, she has the money for a good dermatologist who could prescribe something to curb the acne. Teens whose parents have prescription plans would be better off with a dr. prescribing something appropriate for their skin.

    Good blog!

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  • 4. Betty  |  July 5, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    oh poor Miley! If there was really something out there that cleared all acne it wouldn’t be something we can buy online. Oh well I still have it and you know what it builds character! Not really just trying to feel better… what was the website?

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  • 5. alantru  |  July 5, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    If Miley Cyrus endorsed it then I’m buying. She’s an inspiration to us all. It’s only a matter of time before she is awarded The Nobel Peace Prize in the category of best face cleanser shill.

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  • 6. insider53  |  July 6, 2009 at 1:38 am

    First off maybe it wasn’t the real Miley Cyrus on twitter. There are a lot of fake celebrities on twitter. Way too much selling and endorsing on twitter already.

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  • 7. productplacementtheblog  |  July 6, 2009 at 9:48 am

    She just wants to give hope?
    I’m just hoping she doesn’t make another frickin Hannah Montana movie which my stepdaughter drags me to…
    Acne my arse. Sorry I mean ‘ass’…

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  • 8. angela  |  July 6, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I agree with anna. This is something that gets me with all the celeb commercials, especially the home hair color kits and the skin creams. Yes, I’m sure that Andie MacDowell uses a store bought facial cream at home to smooth away wrinkles, instead of other enhanced, expensive cosmetic remedies. And of COURSE Penélope Cruz colors her hair at home every few weeks with good old Loreal. Name power in this case only works on the weak-minded. These are paid celebs pimping a product, nothing more.

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  • 9. Kate  |  July 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    This is SO funny! Thanks for sharing!

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  • 10. sdechantal  |  July 6, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Oh you crack me up…… you sound like me! I laughed when I read this. Great post!

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  • 11. Anonymously Secret  |  July 7, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Ugh. Never been a big fan of her.

    First of all, I honestly think that her skin is one of the best out there and not because of the magic of Kanebo’s Sensai. I don’t think she even uses that product. She probably has an expensive dermatologist that will make sure her skin is in great condition.

    Never mind her bad acting and singing, but now she’s a liar too!

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  • 12. Razib Ahmed  |  July 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I had suffered from acne for many years. From my own experience, I have learnt that the best to way to fight against acne is to say farewell to junk food and decrease consumption of meat and oil.
    As for the celebrities, they have to earn the trust of people by hook or crook and only then they get sponsorship deals from big companies.

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  • 13. Kate  |  July 8, 2009 at 6:53 pm

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  • 15. hannah  |  August 29, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    good work miley i am happy a lot for you oh and i am ur biggest fan so rock on!!!

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