Artist manager and Music producer, Bullet has opined that the decision by the Food and Drugs Authority to ban celebrities from endorsing alcoholic products is senseless.
According to him, the actions by the FDA against celebrities is like stopping Ghanaians from earning their daily bread.
“We might be celebrities but at the end of the day we are all Ghanaians. We have to eat and if you think our influence as celebs is going to have a negative impact on kids, then it means we have enough power to create a positive influence. We can influence these kids to avoid alcohol until they are of the legal age which is 18.” Bullet averred.
Bullet further advised the government to stop interfering in celebrity endorsements because it’s their source of income.
Recall that the FDA prohibited celebrities from endorsing alcoholic products, an act which they deemed inappropriate influence to the youth.
Mark Darlington Osae submitted a writ of summons on November 11, 2022, claiming that the 2015 FDA recommendations are unfair to the creative arts sector.
the Head of the Tobacco and Substance Abuse Department of the FDA, Dr Olivia Boateng indicated that their directive forms part of efforts to ensure that minors are protected from being lured into alcoholism.
She added that celebrities should not only think about their financial gains but instead, they should take into consideration the health implications for minors who look up to them.
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