Rob Kardashian’s suave new ad campaign for hair growth supplements: funny or sad?

Rob Kardashian

There was a story a few weeks ago about Rob Kardashian. I don’t even recall what the tale was about, but I decided not to cover it because I felt bad for Rob. I never feel bad for poking fun of his beloved sock empire, but even I have limits. Rob is the black sheep of the Kardashian family, which is really saying something because men are largely marginalized in the klan as a rule. I mean, Kris Jenner is his mom, and she must be disappointed that he doesn’t bring her nearly as much money as his sisters do. With that said, Rob is still a total douchebag to his ex-girlfriends. And he has admitted to crying about his own tiny p-nis, so there’s that.

Anyway, you’re looking at Rob’s new endorsement (to supplement his sock line that people only buy as gag gifts). Yes, he finally scored an endorsement! Remember how he gained 40 pounds and then aggressively fished for a weight-loss campaign, but no one bit? So what is Rob pimping instead? The male hair growth supplement, Viviscal. He’s promoting it very enthusiastically and won’t stop tweeting about it. Seriously, it’s getting out of hand, and these are only two of the tweets:

Good for Rob, I guess. It would probably help matters if he got himself papped sometime in the past few months so we could compare before-and-after photos. He’s been in hiding for awhile, so our agencies haven’t snapped him out and about since May. Kris Jenner must be so proud of this new endorsement deal. Rob’s finally bringing in some money besides the take from the Neiman Marcus bargain sock bin. Speaking of which … Rob’s now branched out to tights. They’re really ugly, right? You can see even more of them at his Arthur George website.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, Viviscal & AGSocks.com

 

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  1. dahlianoir says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Oh my God, poor, poor fellow.

  2. Anna says:

    I feel really bad for Rob, he’s gained even more weight in the past few months and on Instagram all he does is post old pictures of himself with captions about how he wishes he was skinny and fit again. Then after a day or so he’ll delete every single post and then start with the cycle of old pictures again.
    I’ve heard some people say that maybe he’s most recent weight gain is a result of his hair supplements. I’m a bit shocked that his hair is thinning so much, the Kardashians always had thick hair and a lot of it too.

  3. Launicaangelina says:

    Argh… I’m in the minority. His socks and tights are cute. But I like some funky fashion every now and then.

  4. Erinn says:

    I…don’t hate the tights. *hangs head*
    I feel bad for any guy who’s self conscious enough to take god knows what ingredients to try and reclaim some hair. I think, with the amount of money that family has, I’d go get a really good surgery job like Steve Carell got – first season of the office compared to now, the guy looks amazing.

  5. BeckyR says:

    Rob is a loser, always has been and always will be. Predict he will weigh 500 lbs by the end of 2014 and star on a TLC reality show about the super obese. Fitting!

  6. lisa2 says:

    I actually thought the socks were not bad. My boyfriend is all about a sock statement. He buys them all the time. I don’t know if he has any of the Rob ones.. I’ll check. But I love the surprise when he lifts that pant leg.. Trendy socks is big.

    But Rob is a male Kardashian. And the public doesn’t really care about the men of that family. Rob doesn’t appeal to the male demo so that is why I think he struggles to keep up. He really should just go into a business or career that has nothing to do with the “family business”. He won’t be as successful as the females (it was hard to type that)

    the younger girls are interesting to me. Kendall is the one that will be the bigger star so to speak. The younger one is the one to watch. I think she wants the fame and attention more than the older one; who gets more attention. I see some interesting turns in her life when she comes of age.

    ugh that family.

  7. neelyo says:

    He needs a hair growth supplement?

  8. Nicolette says:

    Socks, tights and hair growth supplements. Really? With all their money this guy could go to any college, get a great education and make something of himself. His sisters all have made fortunes by being pimped out by Mama, but he’s a man with a tiny penis so there goes that option.

  9. TG says:

    I actually think the socks and tights are cute but I don’t believe he is the one who designed them. Also because they are affiliated with the Kartrashian’s I would never ever buy them anyway. If you look at pics of both Rob and Khloe when they were younger they have always been overweight so he is just coming in to his genes.

  10. Talie says:

    He has a business degree from USC — but I guess the prospect of getting a real job was beneath him.

    • Lrayne25 says:

      Thank you! I honestly don’t get why anyone feels sorry for him. He could use his education and connections though his family to get an actual job. But I guess when you are surrounded by people who make tons of money for doing nothing that’s what you want to do too. And as for his weight, he has chefs, trainers, etc to help him…which us normal folks do not. Dont feel one bit sorry for this dude.

  11. Neffie says:

    Errm which year was the pic in the advert taken?? he has not looked like that for a while.

  12. Mary says:

    So for some reason, this article has got me thinking. If his sister wasn’t Kim Kardashian and the world had never been subjected to them, what do you think he would be doing as a career right now? Both him and that one sister went to college right? Do you think he would have a normal job or doing something productive/meaningful, or would he would have always have turned into this?

    • Happyhat says:

      I think they’ve always been Hollywood ‘socialites’, so…I recon he’d still be doing this, or something equally nonsensical. Just imagine the number of other socialites gravitating around Hollywood that we’ve never heard of. Imagine the number of sex tapes vying for attention!! Imagine what it’s like going to a speed-dating event in Hollywood – it’ll be crammed full of people like that! “So, what do you do?” “Well, I currently design leggings.” “OMG so do I!”

    • Dani says:

      If I’m not wrong Kourtney went to UCLA.

  13. karkar says:

    Ohhh wow. No one has respect for his sisters & he will no way make money on what he sales. No self respecting guy will be buying his products. He’s a mamas boy being supported by mommy & his sister’s. ALWAYS WILL BE.

  14. JudyK says:

    Rob is a Kardashian…they all have enough hair for three people (excluding the girls’ extensions). He needs a hair supplement like Kim needs a bigger butt.

    This is so ludicrous it’s not even funny…just pathetic. It gives new meaning to the expression, “Grasping at straws.”

  15. rianic says:

    I’ve taken Vivisical – I had hair loss with my fertility treatments / post pregnancy. My hair grew quickly and was very thick! However, I broke out 😢

  16. But Why says:

    he needs a get me the hell away from my PSYCHO mom, supplement.
    that only helps.

  17. Garrett says:

    This has sad written all over it.

  18. Cristina says:

    Really? Is/was he even having hair problems? I think he always had good hair. Anyway…if it brings in the money, why not endorse it?!

  19. Neffie says:

    i feel kinda bad for him, at the same time i have to wonder why he is so emotional and lacking direction. he did grow up with a father figure right? i honestly feel that he would be a completely different man had Robert Senior been around,i mean look how swarve(sp?) the guy was.

  20. Francesca says:

    I think it is hard for a guy to grow up as the only boy and the youngest (of his full siblings). I have seen it in other families, the son feels very smothered and yet also becomes reliant on all the help. Its a tough position.

  21. serena says:

    LOL, he’s kind of patetic that makes me a bit sad.. but then I remember he’s a douche. So whatever.

  22. umyeah says:

    He’s a whiny, douchey, asshat. He is a total momma’s boy, but also resents her for only loving the girls of the family because they equal the $. He grew up privileged, riding on the coattails of his sisters, and doesn’t really want to do “real work.” I have no sympathy for the guy.

  23. Han says:

    I know he is kind of a mess but I can’t with him after his misogyny and double standard against his ex girlfriends. Its showed a really mean streak, so i can’t feel sorry for him. I think he is a total asshole.

  24. Boxy Lady says:

    He keeps saying he wants to go to law school like his dad. So why doesn’t he? That is a move I could actually respect. (And since we’re talking about the Kardashians, that probably means it will never happen. )

  25. HatetheletterK says:

    He is a sad, fat case just like his sister Kim ‘ho.

  26. Char says:

    I dont know how badly he really needed the hair growth stuff, but a few years ago on KUWTK Kim kept making fun of him, telling him that he was going bald. I just thought he had his hair parted at a weird spot, because he did have a larger than normal gap at the part, but Rob got really self concious about it & went to see a doctor.

  27. lisa says:

    please tell me the use of suave in the title is a joke