Kevin Federline's Super Bowl ad has yet to debut on television, but the job offers are already rolling in.
In the commercial for Nationwide Insurance, Federline plays a fast-food worker dreaming of stardom, who's forced to snap out of his revelry when his boss demands he direct his attention to the fries. (The spot can be viewed online at www.nationwide.com.)
Impressed by the would-be rapper's demonstrated capabilities in the art of fast-food preparation, Taco Bell has expressed interest in adding Federline to its stable of thinking-outside-the-bun staffers.
The chain's president, Greg Creed, penned an open letter to Federline on Tuesday, offering him a job at the Taco Bell of his choice, along with the added enticement of his very own uniform and a custom "K-Fed" nametag.
Federline first caught the attention of the Tex-Mex establishment last summer, when he shared his dream that his children would one day work at Taco Bell in an interview with Item magazine.
"My kids are going to have to learn what a real job is, what life is. You don't have it easy with me. Period. My kids are going to work at Taco Bell, dammit," the father-of-four was quoted as saying.
Though his assorted offspring are still too young to learn the complicated skills required for chalupa preparation, Federline now has the opportunity to lay the groundwork for their future employment prospects.
It remained unclear Thursday whether the former Mr. Britney Spears planned to accept Taco Bell's offer, though his rep told E! News that he "had a big, big laugh about it."
By taking the job, Federline could potentially soothe the ruffled feathers of the National Restaurant Association, a trade organization that expressed outrage over his Super Bowl ad's insinuation that working in the food industry is somehow less desirable than being a rap star.
"This commercial is a strong and direct insult to the 12.8 million Americans who work in the restaurant industry," the organization's president, Steven Anderson, wrote in a letter to Nationwide last week. "It would give the impression that working in a restaurant is demeaning and unpleasant."
However, Federline has vehemently denied that it was his intent to demean his real-life fast-food brethren with the "Life Comes at You Fast" campaign.
"We're really not trying to insult anybody," the "PopoZão" singer told Reuters.
Unfortunately, it apparently doesn't require much effort to find Federline offensive.
Meanwhile, in a development in Federline's ongoing divorce proceedings from Spears, his attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, issued a statement Thursday indicating that the couple's temporary custody agreement will remain in effect for the time being.
The interim court order, which was due to expire at the end of January, grants Spears custody of the couple's two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, but gives Federline the right to visit with his progeny at the pop star's home on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
However, the location of Federline's paternal visits could soon be changing. Perhaps in a further attempt to expunge lingering memories of her two-year marriage to the Playing with Fire purveyor, Spears put the Malibu home they once shared on the market for $13.5 million earlier this month.