Company mascots are always fun and engaging but sometimes they’re not as lighthearted as we think. Here are 12 of the most famous company mascots and the strange truth behind their past and/or creation:
The Geico gecko has an anthropology degree from Oxford University. He only started acting to help feed a drug addiction that he has since kicked.
The M&M’s company holds the world record for the “Most Racially Diverse Mascot Spokespeople Who Are Also Edible.”
Ronald McDonald is the product of a botched sex change operation.
The little girl on Coppertone sunscreen products grew up to be a stripper.
In the late 1960s, Aunt Jemima was a high-ranking member of the Black Panthers.
Mr. Clean is only 24 years old. He only looks like a cartoonish old man after being exposed to low levels of radiation while growing up near Chernobyl.
The Pillsbury Doughboy shares an ancestor with Ted Bundy.
Allstate’s Dennis Haysbert was conceived in 2004 and later animated by the same people who created Pepsi’s Brittany Spears.
The red liquid inside the Kool-Aid man isn’t Kool-Aid, it’s human blood.
Tony the Tiger is a former Black Water mercenary with a confirmed 56 kills under his belt.
Chester Cheetah, also known as “The Cheetos Guy,” has never eaten a single Cheeto. He’s allergic to both danger and extremeness.
In the early 1950s, a young man was abducted while wondering down an empty road at night after having just fought with his parents. The young man’s abductor was an insane and disgraced surgeon who took the adolescent to an abandoned warehouse where he liked to perform sick experiments on animals and unsuspecting vagrants. That night, the surgeon completed one of his experiments that until then had failed dozens of times; he removed the young man’s brain and successfully placed it within the body of a cow. The young man then managed to break free and kill the surgeon but was trapped inside of a cow’s body. After years, the young man accepted his fate but sought vengeance further. Two years later, he opened the first “Chick-fil-a” restaurant, for that evil, insane surgeon that had ruined his life and turned him into a freak forever… was a chicken.
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