Kobe Bryant’s Death Coincides with Bizarre Advertising Campaign

While the rest of the world mourned the loss of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who, along with nine others, passed away in a helicopter crash on January 26th, the Planters Peanuts marketing team scrambled to address backlash from their newest ad campaign. Just days before the tragic Bryant accident, Planters Peanuts uploaded an advertisement to YouTube which depicted the death of their mascot, Mr. Peanut, who dies in a fiery car crash. The team published the ad as the first part of a series that would finish with Mr. Peanut’s funeral during the Super Bowl. However, the resemblance to Bryant’s fiery helicopter crash was uncanny, and many viewers critiqued the strategy, calling it insensitive and tasteless.

Olivia Jade says… Eff the Press!

Olivia Jade Giannulli has become the face of the college admissions scandal, and she’s fed up! Rightly so? Let’s find out. A quick recap:

Olivia Jade Giannulli, daughter of Lori Loughlin ,Aunt Becky from Full House, and Mossimo Giannulli ,a guy who designed clothes for target, had been steadily growing her social media influencer career, and her YouTube and Instagram accounts had each amassed over one million followers. Despite her light-hearted daily vlogs and beauty videos, she quickly became the antagonistic mascot of the college admission scandal once news surfaced that her parents had paid around $500,000 for her to attend the University of Southern California under the guise of a sports scholarship.