times square lollipop billboard

Twitter user Sophie Vershbow tweeted an image of a billboard in New York City’s Times Square advertising lollipops that claim to suppress appetite.
The lollipops are made by a company called Flat Tummy Co.
Vershbow revealed in the tweet that she used to have an anorexia and called for the billboard to be taken down.
Others on Twitter criticized the ad, saying it could promote unhealthy eating habits.

A billboard for appetite-suppressing lollipops in New York City’s Times Square is sparking backlash after a woman posted about it on Twitter.

Only July 9, Twitter user Sophie Vershbow, 28, tweeted an image of a billboard for lollipops made by Flat Tummy Co., a company that claims its products will suppress appetite.

“Hey Twitter, Let’s use our power for good by guilting @FlatTummyCo into taking down their Times Square billboard advertising appetite suppressants. Love, A former-anorexic teenage girl,” Vershbow wrote.

Hey Twitter,

Let’s use our power for good by guilting @FlatTummyCo into taking down their Times Square billboard advertising appetite suppressants.

Love,
A former-anorexic teenage girl pic.twitter.com/Tiyj1fwrpD

— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) July 9, 2018

The ad shows a young woman holding two lollipops in front of a light pink background. “Got cravings? Girl, tell them to #SUCKIT,” it reads.

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Vershbow said that she walks by the billboard every day on her way to the gym — and that it caused her so much stress that she decided to post about it.

“The billboard looms high in Times Square, where I see young, impressionable teenagers looking up at it every day,” she told Teen Vogue. “Having struggled with anorexia and bulimia in my late teens and early twenties it pains me to think of how … the easy weight loss fix and …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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