8 stars whose endorsement deals went sour

Scarlett Johansson's not the first star to see significant blowback after an endorsement. Here are seven more

Published February 2, 2014 5:45PM (EST)

Scarlett Johansson’s hardly the first star to see controversy bubble up over an endorsement.

The generally agreeable “Her” actress found herself forced out of a charitable-ambassador gig as an unexpected political controversy bloomed over a product she endorses. She’s one of a number of celebrities who signed on to an endorsement deal hoping to get some face time on TV and a little cash on the side and ended up losing face and fans. Take heart, Scarlett -- some of these stars were able to get over the complications that teaming up with a corporation can throw one’s way.

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By Daniel D'Addario

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