From Allahpundit at Hot Air:
Funny thing: Just this morning, I was skimming the headlines at People and thinking Jon Gosselin must surely be the seediest no-name D-bag “celebrity” on the American landscape.
But I was wrong, wasn’t I?
I want to call this tool a Federline for our age, but even that doesn’t quite work because K-Fed was, at least, a celebrity spouse. That is to say, Johnston’s actually a step down on the “accomplishment” scale from Kevin Federline. But of course, that’s the point of the ad: As you’ll see from the second clip, he’s not the only attractive imbecile who stumbled into his Z-list celebrity status to be featured in this campaign.
I got one better Allah, why on earth would a company use a deadbeat dad as a pitchman? I can see the tagline now: “Wonderful Pistachios: the nut of choice for deadbeat dads everywhere”.
Apparently, the company has no problem with Levi, on their blog page they say this:[emphasis added, mine]
No babies were created in the filming of this ad
His name is Tank. And he is as big as one, too. Levi’s real-life bodyguard is a man of few words but a lot of presence. And Levi has a lot of on-screen presence, too! For his first commercial ever, he was a natural! Who knows – Wonderful Pistachios may have cracked open a new career for this infamous Alaska amateur. At the shoot, he gave a shout out on camera to his son, Tripp and all his friends back home. What’s next for this Hockey-playin, Palin papi hunk? Looks as wide-open as the plains of Alaska.
A shout out to his son, WTF? How about sending a check to his son! Oh, well I guess this is just one short stop on Levi's eventual slide to gay porn.
Via: Hot Air