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Kellogg's Dumps Michael Phelps

Kellogg's Dumps Michael Phelps

Cereal maker Kellogg’s is the first sponsor to dump Olympic champion Michael Phelps over his bong incident.

A Kellogg’s spokesperson said that the company will not be renewing Phelps’ endorsement deal, which expires at the end of this month.

Kellogg’s statement said, “Michael‘s most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg’s.”

In addition, Phelps was suspended from swimming competitively for three months by USA Swimming.

“This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero,” the federation said in a statement. “Michael has voluntarily accepted this reprimand and has committed to earn back our trust.”

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  • a

    No more Kellogs for me! But I’ll take plenty of phelps….

  • http://www.bloomacious.com bloomacious.com

    guess we can call him the “fabulous baked boy” – too bad about Kelloggs though.

  • http://www.bloomacious.com bloomacious.com

    guess we can call him the “fabulous baked boy” – too bad about Kelloggs though.

  • Lea

    Unfortunately for Michael he became a national treasure , so expect more sanctions to make an exemple out of me. He gonna pay a huge price for his bad judgment but I am confident he’ll go through it.

    On the other hand, that goes to show you how unfair “the business” is. Cokehaed Kate Moss made 10 times more money after being caught on tape snorting cocaine.

  • boogie

    too bad he made just a stupid mistake.

  • cosi

    Kate Moss never peddled “wholesome and athletic”, so get over yourself. It’s not about fairness, rather it’s about the image. Can’t have your bong and smoke it too.

    Good for Kelloggs.

  • Shannon

    See this is why I hate the entertainmnet industry it eff’s up ppl’s lifes granted Micheal was no saint in his behaviour but here we have a guy who worked his ass off since he was young and one stupid mistake is making his life horrible IMO they suspended him from swimming what the hell is that gonna acomplish! all they want is to make an example of him my ass it’s bad for business i.e money, whatever that person who took that pic of him ruined so much just for an easy buck!

  • Tyler

    Marijuana should be legal but it’s not since it’s can’t be taxed. Marijuana is harmless.

  • Tyler

    Marijuana should be legal but it’s not since it’s can’t be taxed. Marijuana is harmless.

  • the H-bomb

    The message I got was that you can smoke pot and still be an American sports hero, excel at things, and even be healthy, or am I wrong here?

    The hype over smoking pot is so old fashioned and still driven by old folks who cant bear the fact that it actually is medicinal and helps a lot of people cope with illnesses, and maybe even relax a little. But by all means all those execs at Kelloggs, and all the other sponsors that are going to drop him over this “DRINK UP!” That bottle of vodka in your liquor cabinet, or wine that you toast with at being the best in the business does more harm to people and KILLS when your bloated ass gets in the front seat of a car than a bit of weed at a party will. H-bomb isnt for Hydrogen, its for Hypocrites.

  • nic

    hahaha, good for kelloggs!

  • lucy and Ethel

    This is outrageous!!!!!!!
    Whoever took a picture of MIchael Phelps should be shot.
    I hate narks.
    This man is an amazing athlete and American Hero.
    Why would you bring him down after everything he has done for this country?
    No one is perfect.
    Get over it. America has done plenty of things they aren’t proud of.
    Kellogg’s has made a mistake.
    Watch your back Michael Phelps. The world is full of backstabbers and jealous people.
    SAD.

  • http://none joy

    Michael Phelps is a good kid who made a mistake, and now he is going to have to accept responsibility for it. Good for him for A) admitting it and B) not whining about it.

    Everybody makes mistakes, but when you’re drawing five million dollars a year to promote products that are marketed to children, you had better keep your nose clean. I for one am fed up with some American’s attitudes that sports stars can do whatever they like with impunity.

    I think this whole incident is going to end up being a positive thing in his life. Phelps has spent most of the past decade looking at the lines on the bottom of a swimming pool, and that has left him very little time to experience life and to grow up. Now is his chance, and from what I’ve seen from him so far, he is going to be just fine.

  • Tyler

    nic, you need to shut up. Alcohol is more dangerous than Marijuana.

  • Tyler

    Michael Phelps didn’t do anything. He smoked some weed. Big Deal. It helps you. No wonder he’s an amazing athlete.

  • melisa

    boycott kelloggsss!

  • mailia

    All this for a little weed? Cmon Kellogs! I am more concerned about the CORN SYRUP and additives in your products than a little weed.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    blah. 1 more gold medal and they’ll be right back on his nuts. he can get 10 more endorsements tomorrow, if he wanted.
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    all he has to do is go on snl and make fun of himself and the uptight assholez will forgive him.

  • a total fan

    He made a mistake. But i can not believe that he didn’t think people espcially children were not going to look up to him. He knew going into the sport especially the Olympics, that he might be seen as a role model. And to knowing take on that responsibility comes the knowledge that you have to be careful with what you do. How does a parent explain that to a child if he is allowed to get away with it as if he did nothing wrong? Whether we think its right or wrong is not the issue, its that fact that its illegal.

  • Jessica

    Oh well…one of many endorsements.
    Michael will be just fine.

  • shurly

    He deserves whatever happens to him now. Until marijuana is legalized, it’s forbidden to smoke it. You smoke it anyway, you pay for that. EVEN if you’re the GREAT Michael Phelps.

    Next time, he’ll be more discreet…

  • me

    I applaud them It’s about time someone is making an effort for kids. The mentality displayed on these blogs tells me you never bought Kellogg’s anyways. You live off your Government cheese.

  • Leonardo

    There are better ways to experience life, #13.

    He may be a superstar but he’s still a human being, #19.

  • postwatcher

    He is 23 years old making millions. This years college graduates are going to be entering one of the worst job markets in over a decade. They will not be as lucky as Phelps. He is old enough to know better. Besides, most 23 year olds are out of college…

    I am sorry, but you can go to a party and not smoke pot.

    I am sick and tired of all the defeatist attitudes out there. Kids and adults should not do drugs. End of story. Marijuana could be made legal for terminal people. That is fine. However I am so tired of all you baby teens and 20-somethings who think smoking pot is okay.

    Talk to me in 10-15 years when you have kids of your own.

    You can have a lot of fun without drugs.

  • vanessa

    Well you can;’t blame Kellogg’s. Michael shouldn’t have been doing it. He made a choice to be see in public smoking pot. He should have done it in private to protect his image.

  • janis

    Michael shouldn’t have had his ass smoking pot publicly. He should have been in the privacy of his own home. The fool.

    It is still illegal.

  • Tyler

    There’s no surprise that there’s alot of people that are preachy. here

  • cutiepie32

    GOOD. Im glad this douche will have some consequences for his actions.

  • the H-bomb

    Actually I am 42, have two kids and I dont smoke pot, but I see this is about as hypocritical as it gets. He wasnt shooting heroin. Would it have been okay if he was getting drunk at that party? Just because alcohol is legal? I tell you this, I have had 6 friends killed by driving drunk or hit by a drunk driver. I have never had one friend, or actually know of anyone who died from smoking a bit of pot. THATS THEY HYPOCRISY! Drinking ruins more peoples lives than pot ever will. The reason its not legal is because then anyone could grow it and the government could not keep track of it to tax it. It takes a lot more work to make a gallon of whiskey. Thats all its about but by all means keep believing its about some moral issue or that its bad for you. I agree with the person that the FOOD AMERICANS FEED THEIR KIDS is far more harmful. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  • John

    Michael phelps was caught a few years ago with a DUI. This year, pot smoking. Whats next? gang rape? lol
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    He should definitely be dropped by sponsors

  • Cherie

    Even though I think pot is basically harmless, it is still an illegal drug. Phelps knows this, just as he knew the trouble he’d get into if he was caught with it. By losing his contract with Kellog’s, he’s learning that there are consequences to be paid for engaging in illegal activity. Simple as that.

  • Wtf

    Pot is illegal, stop defending him.

    A lot of you are saying he has to pay dearly for a small “mistake”. You think this is the first and last time he’s/will smoke weed? Clearly by how pro he was with that bong, duh no.

    He deserves the punishment he’s getting.

    Plus I was sick of seeing his face on that cereal box lol.

  • Tyler

    If you can win an Oscar by being a bisexual heroin junkie who kisses her brother here and there – then this shouldn’t be a problem.

  • belle

    For those claiming pot to be safe, think again. It contains numerous toxic chemical compounds that endanger health. It could be beneficial to some yes, but it is far from harmless. It is also widely considered to be THE gateway drug.

  • Tyler

    belle – you’re a liar.

    The government has Marijuana on a level more dangerous than dangerous drugs like cocaine. They’re doing this because they can’t tax something that can be grown in your backyard.

    Marijuana is a plant. You know? Cannabis

  • sarah

    I agree with all the positive commments on here. I believe he has worked his ass off for a long time now and should take a break. stupid kellogs, i hate their cereals anyways

  • goober

    shut up leonardo….we are not interested in your responses.

    why can’t you just comment like everyone else normally?

  • GIVE ME A BREAK…

    LOL. Inconsistent with Kellogg’s? Yeah, right.

  • a total fan

    Tyler @ 02/06/2009 at 12:27 am If you can win an Oscar by being a bisexual heroin junkie who kisses her brother here and there – then this shouldn’t be a problem.
    ___________________________________________

    LOL LOL Here we go again it always goes back to her.. This is about Phelps not anyone else.

  • Tyler

    There’s alot of hypocrisy here. If senators and presidents can smoke weed, accidentally shoot people by going duck hunting, and get caught in the bathroom having sex with other male counterparts – then he shouldn’t be punished for smoking alittle weed.

  • lo

    LAME. He didn’t disappoint me, he IMPRESSED me. I like that the guy can win like 10 gold medals and still take a bong rip. SO THERE.

  • lo

    LOL@ belle #34. “Pot is also THE gateway drug.” LOL, I didn’t know we had a DARE officer here! Keep kids off drugs! Pot will make you a crazy cokehead!

    Um yeah right. Something tells me Belle has never smoked pot and therefore has NO idea what she’s talking about.

  • michelle

    To me, Kellogg did the right thing. Every single person in this planet should be able to do whatever he/she wants. However, Phelps is a public figure. There are many kids who are looking for him. What he did eventhough he admitted that he made a mistake but it doesn’t make everything goes away easy like that. I’m for one who is very disappointed in him. My little cousins were shocked and totally disappointed as well.

  • wow

    i have never smoked weed in my life and im not too much of a fan of him but that’s ridiculous. let the man do what he wants to do.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lose9poundsin11days 9 Pounds

    SMH!

  • vanessa

    well he has to face the consequences. serves him right.

  • shurly

    NO he can’t do whatever he wants ! Smoking pot is FORBIDDEN ! I mean, just because he won 8 freaking gold medals, can he also try heroin ? Can he also drive drunk ? oops, my bad, he already did that. So now, basically, you guys are saying that he’s not a normal citizen anymore. Why the double standards ?

  • chachaheels

    I don’t believe marijuana is harmless, it certainly has its effects both long term and short term. But, Kellogg’s cereals are way more harmful than marijuana, and they’re way more addictive (high fructose corn syrups and sugars, genetically modified corn, msg, nutritionless grain, etc). And they market that stuff directly to kids. Talk about real drug pushing.

    All Phelps has to do is keep training, keep excelling at what he does. When he succeeds even further, and Kellogg’s begs for him to help shill their nutritionless frankenfood, I hope he makes a public act of snubbing every one of their offers. He could issue a press release explaining that his healthy image shouldn’t be abused to sell truly unhealthy foods to children everywhere.

    There are plenty of other big corporations out there who’d be happy to sponsor him, bong and all.

  • meshell

    HEY Y’ALL, I BELIEVE KELLOGGS WILL BE LOSING A LOT OF FROSTED FLAKES MIDNIGHT MUCHIE GOERS. DARN, I LOVED THOSE THINGS, TOO. WELL, THEY LOST MY CONTRIBITION TO THE YUMMY EXCESS SUGARY CEREAL. OH WELL, MAYBE IT’S FOR THE BEST, I MAY HAVE ENDED UP WITH DIABETES. MAN MADE BEER, GOD MADE POT, WHO DO YOU TRUST??????????????????

  • MESHELL

    P.S. KELLOGG’S SUGARY CEREAL IS WAY MORE DANGEROUS FOR OUR HEALTH THAN A PLANT. I AM SADDENED BY THIS SITUATION. MAY WE ALL LIVE IN PEACE, LOVE & HARMONY. OH WAIT, ISN’T THAT ILLEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA… TO LIVE IN PEACE, LOVE & HARMONY???????MAYBE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL LEGALING TO LIVE IN PEACE, LOVE & HARMONY. I LOVE ALL THOSE WHO SMOKE & DON’T SMOKE. AND BELIEVE GOD FEELS THE SAME WAY, HE LOVES THOSE WHO SMOKE AND DON’T SMOKE. BUT I THINK HE IS SAD ABOUT ALL THE ANGELS WHO VISITED HIM A LITTLE TOO SOON DUE TO ALCOHOL RELATED SITUATIONS ( POISIONING, WRECKS, ETC.) AND ON HIS OTHER HAND , I THINK HE IS GLAD TO KNOW THAT THE MEDICINAL PLANT HE PUT ON THIS EARTH IS HELPING CANCER PATIENTS EAT A BITE, OR THE STRESSED HARD WORKER RELAX A LITTLE INSTEAD OF PUTTING DANGEROUS PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS IN THIER BODIES. MAY WE ALL COME TOGETHER AND LET IT BE. OPEN YOUR MIND AND YOUR HEART TO ALL SITUATIONS, BECAUSE EVERYTHING CHANGES NOTHING EVER STAYS THE SAME, SO SOMEDAY YOU MAY NEED THAT LITTLE BIT OF GOD’S PLANT TO HELP YOU EAT A BITE. PEACE, LOVE & HARMONY!

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