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Taylor Swift, Katy Perry banned from wearing make up on stage?

Pop stars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are headed to court for their roles in make up commercials which are potentially false and misleading, according to a press release by the Federal Trade Commission.mascara_by_steveoh11-d5emu8d

Misleading cosmetic advertising

According to an attorney familar with the case, if the pop divas are declared guilty at the very least they’ll be prohibited from participating in future cosmetic advertisements. At worst, they could actually be banned from wearing any make up whatsoever during public performances.

This is not the first time that a make up ad featuring a high-profile celebrity has been ruled deceptive. In 2012 Natalie Portman’s mascara ad for Dior was actually banned by UK’s Advertising Standards Authority. The FTC is taking these latest violations even more seriously because of the massive popularity of Taylor and Perry. Apparently, this explains why they’re going after the celebrities themselves and not just the companies that manufacture the cosmetics.

Please follow this link to learn important details of the scandal.

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  • Fran April 1, 2015, 9:10 am

    Very good! Thank you for making me laugh at myself this morning.

  • Joli April 1, 2015, 11:40 am

    Shouldn’t they be taking all models/actors in cosmetic ads to court then? Or rather, take the companies to court, which makes infinatly more sense. How about everyone who has ever been airbrushed in any ad ever? This should be about the industry not individuals.

    • Jessie April 1, 2015, 1:44 pm

      Joli, This is an April Fool’s joke.

  • Grace April 1, 2015, 4:22 pm

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Yep, you did. Funny!

  • ux April 1, 2015, 10:04 pm

    I just thought this was intentionally misleading clickbait. Guess that makes it *intentionally* intentionally misleading clickbait.

  • Kelli April 15, 2015, 1:45 pm

    Dang! You got me!!! That was really good.