Reality TV Star Pushes Financial Reform

Today the Funny or Die crew took the fight for financial reform to a new level, tapping the talents of reality TV star Heidi Montag who delivers the message that "with hidden fees and standard interest rate increases, that $11,000 jaw line can end up costing $50,000 dollars!" Montag is famous for her multiple plastic surgeries featured recently on the cover of People magazine.

"That why I support the creation of a new consumer agency to help protect average citizens and reality stars alike... which will stop banks and credit card companies from being such sleazy jerks," says Montag. "Call your Senator now and tell them to fight for strong consumer protection." The clip features the toll free number supported by SEIU 866-544-7573. This number will be open and available to consumers until March 31.

The clip follows another by the Funny or Die crew featuring all the past Saturday Night Live presidents who haunt President Barak Obama and push him to stand up to the big banks and pass the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Check it out below.

Kudos to the Funny or Die for taking on the big banks! More videos are in the works, so stay tuned.

Mary Bottari

Mary Bottari is a reporter for the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). She helped launch CMD's award-winning ALEC Exposed investigation and is a two-time recipient of the Sidney Prize for public interest journalism from the Sidney Hillman Foundation.


I think it is always good how some stars speak out and represent the mass majority about a certain issue. I'm sure financial reform is something that everyone will be interested in and would want to make their voices heard. Money is not something that can remain wasted.