Less than a week after his pot-smoking pictures broke to the press, Michael Phelps has lost lucrative endorsement deals with Kellogg's and now maybe Subway. To help him feel better, here's a list of other celebs who lost their own ad contracts.
Last February, actress Kirstie Alley was axed as the face of Jenny Craig after gaining 75 lbs. She was replaced by Valerie Bertinelli and, most recently, Queen Latifah.
Chanel, Burberry and H&M cut model Kate Moss from their ad campaigns after photos surfaced of her and then-boyfriend Pete Doherty doing cocaine. Ironically, a slew of other luxury brands later inked deals with Moss (even Burberry re-signed).
The Olsen twins were dropped from their Got Milk? campaign after Mary-Kate checked into a treatment facility for an eating disorder. Makes sense, as she clearly was not getting enough milk.
In 2004, comedian Whoopi Goldberg made some sexually explicit puns about former President Bush's name at a rally for John Kerry. Some conservative groups threatened to boycott Slim-Fast if it did not take action, and Whoopi was let go. Whoops.
Tiger Woods didn't even do anything scandalous to lose his deal with Buick. The long-suffering carmakers blamed declining demand in the U.S. market for their decision to drop Tiger as their spokesperson. Even celebs are victims of the economy.
In 2001, Pepsi offered Spears tens of millions of dollars to be the face of their brand, but had to drop her after she was photographed drinking Coke on a regular basis. She may have been more successful with Starbucks, Red Bull and Marlboro Lights.
Converse dropped Dennis Rodman's $15 million contract stating that he was "too unpredictable." We're not sure if they're talking about the cross-dressing, the spanking waitresses in public, or the head-butting opposing players.
One of the biggest endorsement scandals of our time involved Madonna. In 1989, Pepsi reneged on a $5 million deal they'd made with the singer after her racy video for "Like A Prayer" sparked an international controversy with the Catholic church.