There’s a new advertisement for a new Diet Pepsi product called “The New Skinny Can,” and its message is incredibly damaging to consumers. I took notice of this after watching Jay Leno where Sophia Vergara was the guest on the show. (For those of you who don’t know who she is, she’s an actress on the ABC show Modern Family). Anyway, she’s a very beautiful and curvy woman-and is also the spokesperson for this new drink. This advertisement is one of the most Photoshopped pictures I’ve seen in a while. Her face looks like a mannequin and her arm is non-existent.
Does Pepsi really think this looks realistic and attractive? I researched it online after seeing this, and sure enough many people have reacted this way as well. In response, she reportedly said that they “Didn’t Photoshop her arm to make it look thinner, that it was just the angle.” Pepsi and Sophia are completely irresponsible for promoting this to consumers, and they’re not fooling anybody.
What do you think of the ad?