Celebrities must be stopped.
More and more of them seem to think that, just because they can act or sing, they can splash their name on all variety of items and sell them to their legion of fans.
The products don’t have to relate to their talents. They don’t have to make sense at all, it appears. They just have to make money.
It’s starting to get a bit ridiculous.
Exhibit A: Justin Bieber nail polish
Tween girls normally wouldn’t take fashion advice from a boy. But the ones infected with ‘Bieber fever’ will no doubt rush out and buy these nail lacquers simply because Justin said so. Baby baby baby ooh.
Exhibit B: Lenny Kravitz wallpaper
This looks like an album cover, but it’s actually one of Lenny’s wallpaper designs. Kinda cool. But I’m pretty sure he gets a lot of help creating them….as in, someone else does. Seriously…would Lenny Kravitz ever be your first thought in home decor? And if yes…why?
Exhibit C: Mariah Carey champagne
Mariah has probably drank a lot of champagne over the years. (The “Glitter” movie alone is reason enough.) And she’s not the first celebrity to attach her name to bubbly, either. But what does she really know about champagne? Not much more than I do, I’m guessing…not a whole lot more than any of us.
Exhibit D: Punky Brewster children’s clothing
Soleil Moon Frye, TV’s “Punky Brewster,” is the star behind this product line. But at least she is smart enough to know that her childhood celebrity isn’t reason enough to buy it. She worked with a real designer in its conception and even branded it something other than her own name.
Maybe she wasn’t such a brat after all.