Amidst controversies and hilarious internet reactions surrounding Peirce Brosnan’s surprising turn as an ambassador for Pan Bahar, the actor issued a statement saying that the brand violated his contract.
The former James Bond actor stated that he was misled to believe that he was endorsing a tobacco infused mouth freshener, when his contract explicitly stated that he would be the face of a breath freshener/tooth whitener. He claimed that it was stated to him that the brand he was endorsing was all-natural containing neither tobacco, supari, nor any other harmful ingredient and has since demanded that he should be removed from any further endorsements.
The actor was criticized for supporting a product that has been known to be harmful to health. “Having endured, in my own personal life, the loss of my first wife and daughter as well as numerous friends to cancer, I am fully committed to supporting women’s healthcare and research programs that improve human health and alleviate suffering,” read his statement. Regardless of this, and as always, the internet had a lot to say about this.
Pierce Brosnan says he didn't know what he was selling.— Rasheed Kappan (@kappansky) October 21, 2016
The Clueless Bond: My Name is Bond, Vagabond !
Pierce Brosnan thought Pan Bahar was a tooth whitener just like we had thought Britishers came to India just to trade.— IKnowItWasYouFredo (@VerifiedBeer) October 21, 2016
Unbelievable that Pierce Brosnan now says he didn't know what he was endorsing.— Alka-line (@alkagurha) October 21, 2016
He is not a teen endorsing his first product.
Pierce Brosnan may as well have said that he did the ad because he is tired of Rahul Gandhi's weak leadership.— Rohan (@mojorojo) October 21, 2016
Pierce Brosnan says he didn't know reality of Pan Bahar before he signed up to advertise. Sounds like a Delhi resident who voted for AAP.— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) October 20, 2016
Pierce Brosnan's next ad after the Pan Bahar debacle. pic.twitter.com/2dAL7nbtlR— Laughing Jawan (@LaughingJawan) October 21, 2016