Will Billy Dee Williams Face Backlash For Endorsing This Product?!?

Posted On : April 26, 2016

Billy Dee Williams is reprising his role as the Colt 45 spokesman, but this time his signature smirk and mustache are emblazoned on the can!! Billy Dee faced heavy criticism when he first signed on to promote Colt 45 back in the ’80s. Back then, he responded with …

“I drink, you drink. Hell, if marijuana was legal, I’d appear in a commercial for that too.”

Billy Dee Served As Ambassador For Five Years

The Mahogany and Star Wars actor served as the malt liquor's brand ambassador for five years starting in 1986, when Colt 45 was the biggest name in malt liquor. Now Williams, 78, appears in a new 15-second video.

Williams shrugs off any suggestion that Colt 45 has bad intentions. “You are always going to have people criticizing, in one way or another, for their own personal reason,” Williams said. “But I had never felt that Colt 45, or any beer for that matter ,was anything that was detrimental to anyone’s well-being.”


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