Ouch! After starring in a number of Motorola DROID Turbo ads, James Franco is already back to his iPhone 6?
posted by Chris P. / Oct 31, 2014, 10:47 AM
As we found out several days ago, Motorola and Verizon, its exclusive partner for the DROID Turbo, chose celebrity James Franco to promote the new flagship. Franco appeared in several short teasers (all of which pretty mystifying) before the Turbo was officially outed and it became obvious to everybody that it's Motorola's new highest of high-ends he was promoting.
iPhone 6 in one of his latest Instragram posts. Franco likely isn't breaking any contractual agreements, but we couldn't help but be reminded of every other time deals between phone manufacturers and celebs have ended up in a similar way. For example, shortly after Ellen Degeneres used a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to snap a group selfie (Groufie, according to one of Huawei's latest trademarks) that would then become a part of the most popular tweet in Twitter history, Ellen was seen taking photos with an iPhone instead. Similarly, Oprah (or somebody on her staff?) used her trusty iPad to endorse the Microsoft Surface back in 2012.Funny thing, however – literally hours after the product he was hired to endorse started selling, Franco was yesterday seen using an Apple
Ultimately, these not-so-little gaffes will likely stay out of the public's attention at which these ads are aimed anyway, but we're probably not alone in feeling that if manufacturers are going to pour serious dough on celebrity endorsements, they might want to include a clause that would prevent something like this happening over and over. Are we alone?
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Lol that was fast iOS ftw
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 10:50 AM 6
Turbo - makes you want to switch devices fast
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 11:50 AM 5
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What are ye talking about ?! It got a rating of 9 by PA not 9.7 no need to lie ! Also it has snapdragon 800 not 805. It was released almost a year ago ! http://www.phonearena.com/revi
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 1:18 PM 16
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posted on Oct 31, 2014, 10:56 AM 0
I want to see Sniggly's reaction this one
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 11:50 AM 1
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A celebrity using an iPhone, this is unheard of!!! So what? I don't see the point in celebrity advertising. If you need a celebrity to justify your choices then you're pretty sad. Use what you like and be happy with it. If it doesn't work, find something else that does. Who cares what other people think? What's supposed to matter is what fits your needs. Do you also vote the same as your favorite celebrity does? Are we now gonna start taking psychology advice from Tom Cruise? I've never understood why people think because someone can act, sing, or are athletically gifted that what they say in any other medium holds any weight. And really, I doubt that James Franco, Robert Downey Jr, Gary Oldman, or Lebron James are experts on tech. The only celebrity who might even be considered as such would be Ashton Kutcher, only because he seems more involved with the field than just making a commercial and collecting a check. But otherwise, what makes these people any more knowledgeable than any of us?
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 12:13 PM 8
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Hi! I'm so glad you wanted my reaction to a famous actor being seen out of character. Would you also like my reaction to James Franco being seen not going 100 mph on a bicycle? Maybe you'd like me to react to James Franco being seen not flirting with random women out on the street late at night. Maybe for my next act I'll react to photos of Bradley Cooper walking around not being a 2 foot tall talking raccoon. Or maybe I'll react to Vin Diesel saying more than the words "I am Groot." It's an ad. He's an actor. Not surprised he uses an iPhone, nor do I particularly care.
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 1:47 PM 10
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James Franco really knows how to appreciate a great piece of tech like the IPhone 6
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 11:01 AM 5
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I went back to Apple for the 6 plus and after 3 days I couldn't stand looking at the same boring looking icons just sitting there. Hadent used one since the iPhone 4. I think iPhones r just for people that like Apple as a company and don't pay attention to the actual product they r using, or it's competition. And before u call me a android fanboy I switch between my Lumia 1520 and LG g3.
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 2:40 PM 4
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iPhones rock, plain and simple. One the best.
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 11:01 AM 6
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Well, some people have more than one phone. This is nothing new.
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 11:02 AM 1
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Other people get paid thousands of dollars to advertise a phone they don't have.
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 11:08 AM 8
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