Earlier today, Ghanaian musician, Wendy Shay took a swipe at the Ghana Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) for enforcing a ban which prevented celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages.
According to her, musicians were wrongfully being denied a source of livelihood hence the need for the FDA to take another look at their “harsh” decision.
“I just lost a deal worth 1000s‘ of dollars with this foreign alcohol company..I didn’t know in GH Celebrities can’t advertise for alcoholic beverages according to FDA
Like Seriously?! Small food we go chop too u wan take 4rm our mouth Gh celebs wake up !!FDA Lift dat ban!!”.
The FDA, in a post sighted by EOnlineGH.com, has explained why the ban ought to continue unabated.
“Dear Wendy Shay Official,
The guidelines on the advertisement of food states clearly that no well-known personality or professional shall be used in alcoholic beverage advertisement.
The FDA is not trying to take food away from your mouth but rather trying to protect the young ones who idolise you from the abuse of alcohol.
On the other hand, we can collaborate with you to use your influence to educate the youth against alcohol abuse.
FDA….Your Well-being, Our Priority.”
The bottom line’s that the future of this already perverse generation is of more importance than the money these celebrities stand to make from endorsement deals with alcohol producing companies.
Who dares say that our celebrities have no impact on the minors?