Nacee terms FDA ban on celebrities alcohol ad as discriminatory 

Nacee terms FDA ban on celebrities alcohol ad as discriminatory 

Gospel musician Nacee has termed the Food and Drugs Authority’s decision to ban local celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages as discriminatory.

According to him, it makes no sense that famous people in the country are facing restrictions while foreigners are permitted to promote such products.

In a recent media interview, the “Aseda” hitmaker said ordinary people who were being used to advertise alcoholic products stood a chance to become very popular endorsers and argued that the ban on celebrities would be futile in the long run.

“A continued posting of images and videos of people make them popular. Nobody knew Michael Power until Guinness kept pushing his commercials.”

“If we feature an ordinary person in ads and keep promoting the said ads, they will rise to become popular in a couple of months so much that they may not be able to buy food from the roadside,” he said.

Nacee then called on the FDA to uplift the ban to enable celebrities to also make money from their hardwork.

“It is good to regulate whatever we do, but it should not be discriminatory. We love foreigners than ourselves… it doesn’t make sense. Let’s stop starving ourselves while giving foreigners the juicy deals,” he added.

The FDA in 2015 banned Ghanaian celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages.

According to the regulator, the ban was in adherence to a World Health Organisation (WHO) policy.

It also said the decision was part of efforts to protect children and prevent them from being lured into alcoholism.

Source: www.spotonnews.net

Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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