I don’t usually pay attention to internet ads, but this one caught my eye right away. I had to get a screenshot of it.
Let’s set aside the fact that the image has been photoshopped to within an inch of its life. Let’s also set aside the miraculous claim — one pound a day by my math — that’s sprawled across the top. My big question is, why would weight loss scammers of the internet decide to pick Gabourey Sidibe as the face of their brand? Remember, there was a hoax in the same vein about two years ago:
The photoshop job on this second image is so shabby as to be comical. Maybe that’s the point. But for the first image — where they’re selling a
legitimate real product, why use Gabby? After all, she’s been on tv a lot lately. Supporting roles on Showtime’s “The Big C” and FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven,” along with publicity for both projects, have kept her in the public eye all year. Surely we would’ve noticed if she lost 200 pounds.
So what gives?