Here’s the list of 45 celebrities who were warned about not disclosing their paid posts

In Episodes 3 and 4 of our podcast, we discussed how “social media influencers” are facing more scrutiny for not disclosing their paid endorsements.

As it stands, a number of them are posting images and videos of themselves in which they are seen displaying, using or discussing a product yet, there is no indication in these posts that they are being paid.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued warnings to 45 celebrities/influencers.  Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Women’s Wear Daily, we have the list.

So, if you should happen across a product post by one of these celebrities, you might want to look a little more closely to verify that what you think are hashtags aren’t actually dollar signs.



An opinionated technologist, JP launched Death By Social Media when he saw just how easily and how often people's misunderstanding/abuse of social media created personal catastrophes. As a result, he wanted to provide a resource that would provide cautionary tales for those seeking to avoid similar fates.