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celebrities should not be held liable for their endorsements.

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Started: 11/1/2015 Category: News
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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If its the company that is advertising the product in a misleading way then it is the company that should be held responsible for being misleading, not the celebrity....

Its not the duty of the celebrity to know inside-and-out if the product they are advertising is in any-way misleading, nor are they the ones to blame if the product is indeed misleading in some way. If anything the company advertising the bad product are also trying to mislead people by using a celebrity endorsement to dupe people, making them double responsible for screwing over consumers.


legally responsible:" Liable

Celerbities have a profound effect upon public opinion. Celerbities should use this power resonsibly. Think of Cathy Lee Gifford and how the public reacted to her. Based upon the experiences of Cathy Lee Gifford the majority of people want celerbities to be liable for their endorsements.

"told Congress on April 29 that her clothing line was being made by 13- and 14-year-olds working 20-hour days in factories in Honduras. Never mind that Wal-Mart was responsible for producing the Kathie Lee Gifford clothing line. Never mind that Michael Jordan and Jaclyn Smith have come under criticism for endorsing products made in sweatshops. " STEPHANIE STROM
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