The “Jon Gosselin thing” probably refers to the time Gosselin of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” fame was photographed in 2009 aboard a flashy yacht with Ed Hardy owner Christian Audigier. Gosselin was a diehard Ed Hardy fan, wearing the brand’s signature tattoo-print tees all over Hollywood and even chatting up Audigier about a children’s clothing line.
(Gosselin also got a massive Hardy-esque dragon tattoo on his back in 2010, but that’s neither here nor there.)
All Gosselin’s fault? More like Christian Audigier’s. Hardy tells the New York Post, “Christian worships celebrities so much, he will get next to anyone who is famous for anything.” That included Gosselin, who had his 15 minutes of fame after his family’s TLC reality series.
Unfortunately, Ed Hardy’s fame survived approximately the same amount of time as Gosselin’s. When’s the last time you’ve seen a kid in an Ed Hardy shirt?