Fake Advertisements Are Using Lainey Wilson’s Likeness To Trick People
Scammers are all over social media. It’s incredibly easy to trick unsuspecting people online, especially if the tricksters use a celebrity’s likeness.
Recently, some ads have circulated using the likeness of CMA and ACM Award-winning country artist Lainey Wilson.
The ads using Wilson’s likeness are trying to sell a supposed weight loss gummy toted as a miracle product. A similar ad has spread across social media using her tourmate Luke Combs‘ likeness as well.
In the video, the narrator (claiming to be Combs) says Wilson is the person who introduced him to the weight loss gummies. The narrator says he’s lost over 40 pounds in six weeks by taking the gummies.
WARNING: THE BELOW VIDEO IS A FAKE AD USING LUKE COMBS & LAINEY WILSON’S LIKENESSES, IT IS NOT LEGITIMATE
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Lainey Wilson Warns Followers About Fake Weight Loss Claims In Social Media Ads
Wilson caught wind of the fact that these ads are making the rounds. So she called them out in a video on her Instagram page:
“Alright, y’all. By now, I’m sure a lot of y’all have seen some ads about me losing weight, being hospitalized, and that I started taking some of weight loss gummies and blah, blah, blah, it saved my life,” she said. “Well, surprise. It ain’t true. People will do whatever to make a dollar even if it is lies. Because ain’t nobody sent me any gummies.”
“If I have lost weight, it’s because I am working hard and playing hour and a half shows and running around every night of my life. And to be honest, me losing weight or gaining weight ain’t got anything to do with my music. I love y’all. I just don’t want y’all spending your money on something that ain’t real. Do not fall for it.”
Wilson doubled down in her caption. She called the ads “entirely fake” and encouraged her followers to report them.
Watch Wilson’s video below. Kudos to her for sharing this PSA with her fans!