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Controversial Pizza Ad Suggests Its Crusts Are Thinner Than Victoria Beckham
By Izza Sofia, 05 Dec 2017
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Victoria Beckham could take legal action against a restaurant for an advert that suggests its pizza crusts are thinner than her.
Sidhu Golden Fish and Chips in Battle Hill put the slogan on the back of its delivery van, which caused Beckham to turn the issue into a “legal matter.”
On the van, the ad reads, “Our new Victoria Beckham Thin Crust only 2mm Thin!!” It comes with a caricature of Beckham wearing a sash donned with the words, “Anorexic Fashion Icon.” An arrow points towards the drawing with the words, “This is not thin!”
A spokesperson for the fashion designer said, “It is highly inappropriate to trivialize such a disorder, and defamatory to be so thoughtless with a person's reputation in this way, therefore we are seeking legal advice.”
The manager of the shop, Soni Sidhu, said, “As the manager and on the behalf of all our staff and owners I would like to state we recognise how serious eating disorders are and would never make light the seriousness of people with eating disorders.”
“We would like our customers and all people in general to take our advertising in context. Anorexia and any mental illness are very serious,” he added.
He explained that his customers were sensible enough to realize that the advert was not meant to offend. Sidhu added, “We have always stated even if one individual is upset or offended by our advert we would be more than happy to take it down.”
@victoriabeckham hi we would like to appologise if we caused any genuine hurt by using your name on our pizza van.no harm was meant x— Sidhu Fish and Chips (@sidhunortheast) August 8, 2017
[via Today and Fox News, opening image via BAKOUNINE / Shutterstock.com]
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