Wall of Shame

Published on April 5th, 2019

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Sean “Diddy” Combs

Sean “Diddy” Combs

 

Shameful Act:
The rapper formerly known as Puff Daddy and then P. Diddy before he dropped the “P” for just Diddy had a bigger problem than letting people know what he’d like to be called that month. As the head of marketing for Ciroc, Diddy found himself at the center of a TINA.org probe into the influencer marketing of the vodka and brandy brand. And the findings were not good for the founder of Bad Boy Records: more than 1,700 undisclosed Ciroc ads on Instagram in violation of FTC law. Some of these ads even featured minors and, um, strange imagery.

Penalty:
Given the repeat offender status of Ciroc’s parent company, Diageo, TINA.org filed a complaint against the liquor giant with the FTC. For his part, within a week of being notified of TINA.org’s findings, Diddy deleted every one of his more than 600 undisclosed Ciroc ads. (Sorry, ladies, you’ll now have to go elsewhere to get Diddy’s advice on wearing open-toed shoes.)

Where is he now:
Likely thinking up more aliases to further confuse his fans.

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