Celebrity brands and endorsements gone wrong

Donald Trump Jr. slammed for selling 'Guns Don't Kill People, Alec Baldwin Kills People' shirts

Stars Insider

26/10/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Controversy

Whether it was their own failed brand or business, a questionable spot appearance, or their own outrageous behavior that lost them endorsements, many celebrities have seen their lucrative business dealings fall through, and others have seen backlash for throwing their star power behind questionable companies. 

Donald Trump Jr. actually took the brunt of the branding on himself when he decided to capitalize on a woman's tragic death by selling t-shirts that read, "GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE ALEC BALDWIN KILLS PEOPLE" for US$27.99 on his online store shopdonjr.com. 

After waves of inevitable backlash criticizing him from profiting off the terrible on-set accident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Don Jr. pulled the link. Still, he has been making "jokes" about the incident online. Accompanying a meme he posted, he wrote on Instagram, "For those who are out there doing the fake sanctimony about leaving Alec Baldwin alone let's all remember that Alec Baldwin would be the first person p*ssing on everyone's grave if the shoes were on the other foot. Screw him!"

"I hope the Hutchins family sues the f—k out of the Trumps. This is DISGUSTING," tweeted Sophia Bush. "An accident in the workplace cost a woman her life, and the Trump clan is turning it into a sick joke for profit. These f—ing ghouls should be voted off the island (& by island, I mean the planet)," she added.

"#DonJr is a rancid piece of garbage," tweeted Debra Messing. "A wife, mother & colleague DIED. How DARE YOU cash in on this unfathomable tragedy. You are a damaged, unloved person. I hope you receive the same amount of compassion if ever a tragedy befalls your family."

Click through the gallery to see some other celebrities who had their side gigs go totally wrong!


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