It’s been almost a decade since the last episode of Scrubs aired (of the seasons that matter, anyway), but Doctor John “J.D.” Dorian is never far from our hearts. Personally speaking, I think of J.D. every time I see a grown man on a scooter, or whenever my friends all experience separate yet thematically connected problems that could really use a nice voiceover summary to round them all off.
Well apparently, for some of us, J.D. isn’t so much a distant memory as a constant presence in their lives.
Zach Braff himself recently discovered that his iconic character was being used to advertise some kind of medical equipment in Ukraine. And as it turned out, that ‘medical equipment’ was actually male performance enhancement pills.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 13, 2017
We love you here, in Russia. Even if your penis doesn't work anymore (the add is for curing male distinction).
— Lenachka (@ellekene) September 13, 2017
Lol, in Russia, Zach Braff "reinstates masculine strength," which im pretty sure is a euphemism for curing impotence. https://t.co/0kkQ8nwLt0
— Diana (@BrukDiana) September 13, 2017
He also recently discovered that his likeness was being used to advertised computer repairs in Ukraine.
Apparently in Russia I do computer repair. pic.twitter.com/aA70rKRl8Q
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 11, 2017
It's Ukraine) and I had this on my house few months ago pic.twitter.com/lqoKjAJbqL
— GΔNICHKΔ (@gania_ianivna) September 11, 2017
And this, apparently, is a pretty common for hot celebrities (and Bill Gates) and computer businesses over that way.
— last_uniKoЯn (@freaky_nya_dead) September 12, 2017
— +Фортуна Мать+ (@Muser_NK) September 11, 2017
— terbiyarchitect (@terbiyarchitect) September 11, 2017
That led to an entire thread about celebs being unknowingly used in advertisements, a niche of content that is brand new to me but I can utterly get behind.
Morgan Freeman mistaken for Nelson Mandela in India billboard pic.twitter.com/ioznFDyI6L
— Jonathan Erasmus (@JonathanErasmus) September 11, 2017
well, you still do better than Britney Spears pic.twitter.com/r2eo34NI8S
— волшебный трюфель (@mertvayasoba4ka) September 11, 2017
Here in Paraguay someone's getting another degree ???? pic.twitter.com/Ys180AjS8s
— Artemio Arrúa (@artdarrua) September 11, 2017
Not only you and not only computer repair pic.twitter.com/9oiwEJyxn2
— простобукваы (@fuckinweird280) September 11, 2017
There’s nothing like a little illegal image use to shift a few products, no?Image: Twitter / Zach Braff