Celebrities Erase Their Crypto Ties As Crypto Mania Turns Into Crisis

Celebrities Erase Their Crypto Ties As Crypto Mania Turns Into Crisis

Some say it started with Lillie Langtree.

The British actress and socialite, known as “The Jersey Lily,” is credited with being the first celebrity to endorse a product when she became the poster girl for Pears Soap in 1882.

In the Beginning…

Others say it goes back to the 1760s, when Josiah Wedgewood, a British entrepreneur, created a tea set for Queen Charlotte, which people started calling “Queensware.”

“The idea of celebrity endorsements, of course, goes back forever,” said Robert Thompson, a professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University. “We probably had a cro-magnon endorsing certain saber tooth tigers over other ones.”


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