In recent times, many celebrities have come forward to share the news of how they have fallen prey to the deadly virus. After Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, now Akshay Kumar has been tested positive for COVID-19. Along with Akshay Kumar, 45 out of 100 junior artists on the sets of Ram Setu have also tested positive for coronavirus.
The news of Akshay Kumar being COVID positive has once again started the conversation on misleading advertisements. When Akshay Kumar was tested positive for COVID-19, his recent Dabur Chyawanprash advertisement drew a lot of criticism. The ad claims that Dabur Chyawanprash reduces the risk of contracting coronavirus by up to 12 times.
Though the company claimed that they conducted research to prove the same. However, no research or study has been shared on their website.
The ad, which drew flak earlier as well from people including the Advertising Standards Council of India, once again came under the radar and opened a floodgate of jokes and memes on social media.
Alerting @ascionline ! How reliable and valid is the study @DaburIndia is quoting? Please find out and pass your verdict. @rameshnarayan @skswamy @beastoftraal @calamur @bhatnaturally Two spoons vs Two shots of vaccine? pic.twitter.com/UgKAc2MZxn— Ambi Parameswaran (@ambimgp) March 26, 2021
BREAKING: AKSHAY KUMAR RECEIVES 473rd DOSE OF CHYAWANPRASH POST COVID POSITIVE TEST.— Wear a mask. Covid kills. (@AnantRangaswami) April 5, 2021
If you are Corona Negative & wants to be Corona Positive eat Dabur Chyawanprash.. As Akshay sir is +ve gets contact with u too..#BoycottBollywoodProducts@GunjankaurAnand @oyeSKD @GeetaVarandani @Anonymo03468897 @iujjawaltrivedi https://t.co/oC3f0Xk0db— Bharat M. | SSRian (@bharat_6364) April 4, 2021
In the midst of pandemic, the Ayurvedic industry and other therapeutics companies have seen a boost in sales. But many of these companies have been accused of misleading advertisements.
Sold as a cure of COVID, Patanjali Ayurved’s drug Coronil had also come under the scanner earlier. Even Sourav Ganguly’s heart condition made many question the claim of Fortune Oil campaign featuring Sourav Ganguly. Ganguly earlier faced trolling for promoting healthy edible oil in the advertisement while he himself suffered a heart ailment.
January 3, 2021:— Karthik (@beastoftraal) April 4, 2021
Saurav Ganguly and Fortune Oil.
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We want to suggest our readers not to trust any advertisement claims without sufficient research and evidence! Please be very careful of the products you are choosing for your family!