Michael Phelps dropped by Kelloggs. Oh SNAP! Crackle Pop!

February 6th, 2009 // 90 Comments

Michael Phelps’ Bong-watergate has just cost him the sponsorship of cereal giant Kellogg’s. The company will not renew its contract with the Olympic gold medalist, according to People:

“We originally built the relationship with Michael, as well as the other Olympic athletes, to support our association with the U.S. Olympic team,” a company spokeswoman says in a statement. “Michael’s most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg. His contract expires at the end of February and we have made a decision not to extend his contract.”

Damn, looks like Michael Phelps won’t be on a box of Wheaties anytime soon. Except Wheaties is made by General Mills who should seriously be looking to gain from Kellogg’s Quaker mentality. I’m not saying they should start putting purple bong marshmallows in Lucky Charms – unless they want to triple their third quarter profits. To be honest, I don’t really know how that would happen, but isn’t that the way stocks work? You just make shit up then buy a jet. I’ve seriously been in the wrong business.

Photos: Splash News

  1. JagedNS

    This guy is a major tool anyway. I’m glad I don’t have to stare at him while eating my RK.

  2. JagedNS

    At least Phelps isn’t as big a tool as the initial poster.

  3. SnaggleTooth

    He should be picked up by a new sponsor: Invisalign

  4. iuhiuh

    somehow i’m glad that kellog broke the contract.

    it was immoral for them to let children and their mothers believe that their cereal had anything to do with phelps’ achievements.

    it is therefore better that because of their supposed moral superiority they’ll have to stop doing something that is way more distusting than using a bong: manipulating and distorting reality for the sake of profit.

    i hope all the olympians will have a little fun with ganja so that companies such as kellog will end up having to promote their stuff in a healthy way:

    “ours is just cereal, and now it costs less, because we spend less money to make you believe something different”

  5. If they change the name to Weedies, everybody wins.

  6. Mama Pinkus

    Meanwhile, the people who pulled all the scams to get us into this crappy economy are not held accountable – there is no justice.

  7. ph7

    Jim Lampley: [Phelps is dreaming that he's won a swimming competition] Hello everybody! I’m Jim Lampley, and I’d like you to meet this young man. His name, Michael Phelps. And Michael, congratulations to you. Things looked kind of rough out there today.
    Michael Phelps: Well, I’ll tell you Jim, I did battle some humongous waves! But you know, just like I told the guy on ABC, “Danger is my business!”
    Jim Lampley: You know, a lot of people expected maybe Mark “Cutback” Davis or Bob “Jungle Death” Gerrard would take the honors this year.
    Michael Phelps: [laughs incredulously] Those guys are fags!
    Jim Lampley: [oblivious] That’s fantastic! Let me ask you a question. When you get out there, do you ever fear for your life?
    Michael Phelps: Well Jim I’ll tell you, swimming’s not a sport, it’s a way of life, you know, a hobby. It’s a way of looking at that wave and saying, “Hey bud, let’s party!”
    [focuses on Jim's sport coat]
    Michael Phelps: Where’d you get this jacket?
    Jim Lampley: [evasive] I got this from the network. Let me ask you a question. What’s next for Michael Phelps?
    Michael Phelps: Heading over to the Australian and Hawaiian internationals, and then me and Mick are going to wing on over to London and jam with the Stones!
    [to the two girls next to him]
    Michael Phelps: And you guys are invited too!

  8. 10pound

    Anyone who eats Kellogs cereal deserves ebola anyway. No loss.

  9. edamame

    Oh, Fish….I love you with all of my heart.
    So damn funny.

  10. havoc

    If you are famous or not. If you let anyone take a photo of you taking a bong hit, you’re an idiot. Like nude photos….they ain’t gonna stay private.

    He’s as dumb as he looks….


  11. Woodie

    Leave the guy alone… he just smoked some pot. Big Deal. I don’t know why everyone gets all worked up about pot… Pot will eventually be legalized by politicians that need to make their budgets.

  12. John Fisher

    I was at a Peter Tosh concert once and Tony the Tiger pulled out the fattest spleef I have ever seen.

  13. Nataliemcg@mac.com

    LOL…I love the headlines!

  14. keebler elves

    What’s the big deal? Snap, Crackle & Pop are over here all the time smokin’ in the basement of our tree. That smoke ain’t from the cookies we’re baking but something’s getting baked.

  15. jen

    dude give this guy a break!! he spends 18 hours a day training and swimming and he broke world records…hes a kid, let him act like one…its just a bong hit!! on another note…with his lung capacity, can you imagine how big of a bong hit he could take????? another world record broken!

  16. hendero

    Not far from Madison, Wisconsin, lies the lovely Bong Lake. I kid you not. We always used to ask each other, “Hey, what’s in Bong Lake?” then start cracking up before anyone could answer.

    We were higher than kites at the time, of course.

  17. Duke Nukem

    This isn’t news. Kelloggs isn’t sponsoring ANY olympic athletes now. They weren’t renewing the contract anyway, but they used this opportunity to let everyone know their stance on drugs.

  18. lynn

    he used to be good; but he just fuXked up!!
    hot and sincere cougars from ___AGELESSMATE.COM__once liked him much!! hope he can clean up his act!! and behave himself!!?!!

  19. Photoshop Police

    Big mistake, Kelloggs!

    The #2 eater of your cereal are potheads!

    …and you could have taken advantage of this free press by selling limited edition boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Bong Flakes!

  20. The Marketeer


    Potheads and Dopers get the munchies. Cereal is one of their favourite “muchems.”

    Why shoot some of your core market segments in the head?

    Americans are the largest consumers of illicit drugs and cereal in the world. Why the hypocrisy?

    I’m glad to be Canadian.

  21. Hypocrisy

    l will bet than 50% of Kellogg’s management has enjoyed some herb. Folks live in the “do as I say not as I do” world. It’s hypocritical. If smoking weed was part of my training for 8 freakin’ medals, I’d say pass the dutchie!

  22. Tommy Chong

    Zig-Zag or one of the bong manufacturers should make Phelps their spokesman. It’s cool to see an athlete whose not trying to be some fucking phoney in front of the cameras for a change. Smoke on, Mike!

  23. Mary Jane

    He should let Post cereal sponsor him because everyone with the munchies loves Post cereals the best!

  24. number 6

    #6 LOL good one

  25. Dixie

    Obviously Mike is not a full blown pot head. Just look at his hot body. Pot heads ususally have a little or big gut from too many munchies. I am boycotting Kelloggs cereal.

  26. Lucy

    I think the three month suspension was definitely called for. I am sure Phelps has a huge ego and this just put him in check and reminded us all that nothing is private any more.

  27. Auntie Kryst

    Can’t wait to read the editorial on Phelps in High Times.

    @6 best comment!!

  28. p0nk

    @6 “Weedies” might possibly be the catalyst to jump start the stock market (I know i’d invest) and thereby save our entire economy.

  29. PettyPape

    Yeah, what an idiot! He doesn’t have complete control over the actions of other people.

  30. Sheva

    First the contract is expiring in a month so it’s not being renewed. Not to worry, Phelps has a ton of sponsorships and will be fine financially.

    The guy has put a tremendous amount of dedication into his sport. And he’s achieved great things. But he’s a young guy and he made a mistake. Big deal.

    It was bong hits at a party, not heroin.

  31. bubba

    Holy crap, it’s Derek Zoolander!

  32. Goddess mimi

    If they change the name to Weedies, everybody wins.

  33. Yuck

    Is this guy deformed or what? He looks inbred. Is he from the hills? Where the fuck IS he from and are his parents related?

  34. amancalledj

    I agree strongly with #21. Stoners live on breakfast cereal. Kellogg is alienating its key demographic. It would be like if Cartoon Network took an antipot stance. Bad for business.

  35. There are a lot of funny postings. Michael made the mistake of trusting people. He took the bong hit thinking he was with people he could trust, but unfortunately there was a jealous person trying to make him look bad. Legalize it and don’t despise it. Michael Phelps is an incredible Olympic athlete with a hot body. He has proven that casual pot use does not prevent success.

  36. kiranna

    What hypocritical tight asses. This wouldn’t have been a problem if Phelps wasn’t under such media scrutiny. He’s done so much for the country and now people can’t even let him live, and believe he should dedicate the way he lives his life to others as well.

  37. joss

    Kellog’s made corn flakes to give kids (and mental patients) the fortitude not to masturbate (true story). Something about hot cereal was just too stimulating. He also advised that children be put to bed wearing a wet girdle. Way more of a nut job than an Olympic athlete who has an occasional bong hit.

  38. Damn. that’s one ugly dude. I love the groupies who thing is amoeba looking body looks good. His torso is as long as my whole body.

    PS: You dumbass!

  39. Katie

    Ridiculous. The first thing America has had to be proud of in a while, and we act like he has committed murder or something. It’s pot. And if you haven’t smoked it…you have bigger problems than getting on Superficial and explaining why it’s wrong. He is 23. Get off his balls.

  40. booyaaaa

    everybody needs to leave him alone… he just dominated the olympics and he’s young. he smoked some pot so what! this country is so stupid and overprotective. i hate to break it to all you overbearing parents, but unless your kid was a huge loser, they probably smoked pot at some point too! not everybody that does it turns into a heroin junkie and ruins their lives.

    let him be.

  41. dave_made

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  42. blobblob

    He`s dumb, he`s ugly and it`s way easier to win a bunch of medals in swimming than in any other sport . Usain Bolt was the biggest story of Beijing olympics.

  43. dave_made

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  44. bootface

    Instead of Wheaties boxes, he’s gonna be on the cover of High Times next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. p0nk

    @34 Mimi, come up with that one all by yourself, did you?

  46. Dar

    He and the “Dude, you’re getting a Dell!” guy can hang out and swap sob stories now. Wonder how much weed you can get for a gold medal?

  47. #34 – You should write for Carlos Mencia.

  48. 1 MILF Hunter

    He ought to sign with Oreos, Doritos or Taco Bell.

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