2nd UPDATE: The page has been removed and the writer has been deleted.
UPDATE: I looked through all of this writer’s articles and they all contain shady affiliate links. Yahoo, you are stupid.
This must be the most ridiculous thing I have seen in a while. Either a writer at Yahoo! Shine’s account got hacked by an affiliate or someone at Yahoo got tricked into posting this article with affiliate links.
Using 50′s images (shown here) and a story about how 50 cent lost a bunch of weight for a movie, an affiliate marketer was able to get 2 of his affiliate links to weight loss products to the Yahoo homepage. Someone is definitely making a lot of money on this. Someone at Yahoo really messed up on this one. This is one of the shadiest (and funniest) affiliate marketing plays I’ve seen in my time.