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How Photoshop Ruined This Poor Girl’s Summer
Yes! Summer! Pool time! Aqua fun! Time to splish and splash! Get yer bathing suit! Round up your pals! Hop in the Banzai Whale Pool with three amigos! Wait, what's that? It's tiny and the box is deceptively photoshopped? Oh.
This has to be one of the more egregious examples of photoshop trickery—and look, it ruined this little girl's say/summer/life. Look at that face! She's not only been alienated from warm weather fun, but probably from the technology that took her for a ride to disappointment lane.
Originally posted by TrixXxtaR
It's clear as day that it's photoshopped. All you need to look at is the un-natural posture & interaction of the girl in pink sitting in the pool..
False advertising at it's finest!
Can anyone make out any text saying something along the lines of "Product may differ from illustration." Classic covering your ass line!
Truth in Advertising
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), “advertising must be truthful and non-deceptive… advertisers must have evidence to back up their claims… and advertisements cannot be unfair.”
According to advertising law, an advertisement is considered deceptive if it contains a statement or omits information that “is likely to mislead consumers acting reasonably under the circumstances; and is, ‘material’ - that is, important to a consumer's decision to buy or use the product.“
Essentially, the law states that your advertising cannot be misleading. You have to tell the truth, or clearly label your ads so that no reasonable person could mistake your intent. Advertisers [and their advertising agencies] need to have a reasonable basis for advertising claims before they are published.
Advertising to Children
The FTC pays particular attention to advertisements aimed at children. These ads are evaluated from a child’s point of view, not an adult’s. If you advertise to children, be very careful about following all of the guidelines. No company wants the publicity that comes from accusations about possibly misleading children.
I am complaining about deceptive adverting directed towards children. See the article at this link: gizmodo.com...
My children have asked me to buy this toy at the store and I am glad I saw this article before making any decisions. The product is clearly shown to be much larger than actual size on the packaging. I think it is criminal that the company should be able to market their product to children in such a deceptive way.
I believe they should be forced to recall all of their products which use such deceptive labeling and have them repackaged using accurate labeling before they are allowed to put them back on the store shelves (at the very least).
1) This type of packaging "marketing" has been going on forever. My little NFL players never really moved as the commercials indicated on this game: