Advertising Lies

Whenever I see celebrities endorsing fake products, it really grinds my gears. I dislike false advertising, but it’s just so common–I guess it always has been. If you’re gonna promote something, let it be a product that you’ve consistently used and you know it works.

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Photo: amberrose/ Instagram

Waist trainers, detox teas, or other nutritional supplements that clearly don’t work don’t deserve celebrity endorsement. They’re just fake, get-skinny-quick type of products that breed false hope and nothing more.

But then again, what do I know? I’ve never actually tried any of these products. Why? Because I know they don’t work. Hey, at least I’m being transparent and letting you know that I’ve never tried them. Do the celebrities that endorse these products actually use these products? Nope. I highly doubt it. They’re not being transparent. They’re just pretending that they owe their looks/body to these products, when in actuality, these celebrities more than likely A). got their body via working out w/ a private trainer or B). got their body via plastic surgery.

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Photo: kyliejenner/ Instagram

But hey, perhaps they got their bodies from a combo of both (plus genetics of course). But who am I to judge? Maybe just maybe–and that’s a mighty big maybe–these items just might work (a little). Who knows? The placebo effect does wonders. So even if these products don’t work, maybe they’re making people THINK that they work, thus encouraging people to work harder for their body? I don’t know. I’m just rationalizing and trying to see some sort of glimmer of positivity from these products.

All I know is, if you want a skinny waist, a waist trainer alone won’t do it. If you want to get thin, drinking tea or diet shakes sure ain’t gonna do it. I’m just tired of celebrities trying to convince people that they look the way they do because they utilized these products.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely no fitness guru of any sorts. But I just hate it when celebrities openly promote products that are sketchy. You’re banking (literally) on the fact that your fan base will be naive enough to support the sketchy product that you’re promoting. I mean, I get it though. An endorsement is an endorsement, and you’re getting paid to advertise this product. But you’re enticing your fans–the very people that keep you on the map–to buy a product that you probably don’t even believe in. I don’t like that. You’re lying to the public, you’re lying to your fans.

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