While stars usually pull in cash from apparel makers for wearing their brands' clothing items, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino finds himself on the receiving end of an insultingly opposite offer.
The "Jersey Shore" star has been contacted by Abercrombie & Fitch regarding his decision to sport the label's duds during tapings of the hit MTV show - with A&F willing to dole out a "substantial" sum to get him to stop doing so.
The company told in a press release to CNN, "We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans."
The statement added, "We have therefore offered a substantial payment to Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino and the producers of MTV's The Jersey Shore to have the character wear an alternate brand. We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response."