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Weird Al Yankovic Regrets Refusing Offer to Promote Beer

November 26, 2010 (6:39 am) GMT
The funnyman admits that he still rues refusing $5 million offer to promote a beer company because he at that time believed a lot of his fans were young and impressionable.
Weird Al Yankovic

Comedy singer regrets turning down $5 million to promote a beer company - because the cash would have been "handy". The funnyman, famous for his parodies of songs by stars including and , was offered a huge pay cheque to become the commercial face of an unnamed alcohol firm.

He refused the offer on moral grounds - but now admits he regrets his decision every day. Yankovic tells Mojo magazine, "I don't have a whole lot of regrets. A number of years ago a beer company offered me five million dollars, back when that was a lot of money, to be their commercial spokesperson."

"I turned it down because a lot of my fans were young and impressionable, so ethically I believe I did the right thing, but not a day goes by when I don't think, 'Hmm, an extra five million dollars would really come in handy'."

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