Men, if your lady challenged you to donate $100,000 to the oil spill relief effort, would you rise to the occasion?
What if said lady was Alyssa Milano?
The Huffington Post has reported that Milano has picked up on the Old Spice guy’s viral video tweets from the past few days, starting a flirtation with the suave spokesman that has ended with an ultimatum:
“You must make a $100,000 donation to the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund,” she says. “Are you strong enough?”
No word yet from the Old Spice guy, played by actor and former NFL player Isaiah Mustafa, on whether or not he’ll rise to the challenge.
As of today, Mustafa has posted a farewell video to his fans, tweeting that “like all great things, this too must end.
The flirtation between Milano and Mustafa’s character started as Old Spice’s viral video sensation ignited the Twitter sphere over the last few days, sending out personalized videos to fans. Notable responses included videos to Starbucks and George Stephanopoulos, as well as an assisted marriage proposal for a fan.
Sorry ladies. As yummy as the Old Spice guy has been, he may just be off the market. Can anyone say no to Alyssa Milano? In a towel?
In response to fan questions on the challenge, Milano wrote on her blog clarifying that while she realizes Old Spice guy is fake, her challenge is real:
I’m getting a lot of responses where people are asking if I really think “the Old Spice guy has that kind of money”. Guys, the Old Spice guy isn’t real. LOL. My suggestion isn’t for this guy/actor to donate 100,000 to NWF but for Proctor and Gamble (who owns the Old Spice brand) to donate the money. And THEY can certainly afford it. I just thought this would be a fun way to turn an already awesome marketing campaign into something wonderfully philanthopic (sic).