Country music star Lainey Wilson has never been scared to get out in front of things and clear the air.
The “Heart Like A Truck” singer took to her social media accounts to address some fake advertisements that were circulating that made it appear like Wilson was promoting weight loss gummy medication.
Many fans thought that the gummies and their correlating advertisements might be legitimate.
Wilson caught wind of the fake advertisements and knew that she wanted to set the record straight as soon as possible. Wasting no time, she utilized her social media platforms to put out a makeshift public service announcement, saying:
“Alright, y’all. By now, I’m sure a lot of y’all have seen some ads about me losing weight, being hospitalized, and that I started taking some of weight loss gummies and blah, blah, blah, it saved my life. Well, surprise. It ain’t true.
People will do whatever to make a dollar even if it is lies. Because ain’t nobody sent me any gummies. If I have lost weight, it’s because I am working hard and playing hour and a half shows and running around every night of my life. And to be honest, me losing weight or gaining weight ain’t got anything to do with my music.
I love y’all. I just don’t want y’all spending your money on something that ain’t real. Do not fall for it. But I’ll tell you what: it’d be real nice if they made some gummies that made your ass tell the truth. You get a gummy! You get a gummy! We all gettin’ gummies!”
The video from Wilson is linked below, and she further alerted her fans and followers in the caption saying:
“PSA if y’all have seen these ads, they’re entirely fake. Don’t fall for them and help me out by reporting them when you see them.”
And it is funny that Wilson channeled her inner Oprah Winfrey at the end of her statement with the “you get a gummy, you get a gummy” joke.
The longtime talk show host took to her social media at the end of last year to address a similar issue with a video that is very close to the premise of what Wilson’s set out to do:
@iamoprah Fraud alert! Please don’t buy any weight loss gummies with my picture or name on them. There have been social media ads, emails, and fake websites going out and I want you to hear it straight from me, that I have nothing to do with them. Please don’t be taken advantage of and don’t give your personal information to them. If you have any questions, kindly send a mail: [email protected]#Oprah#oprahwinfrey#fypシ♬ original sound – OPRAH
When I tried to search for examples of the fake Lainey Wilson weight loss gummies, a lot of pages had been “deleted” or their links were “no longer available.”
Hopefully Wilson’s announcement helped to start cracking down on them, but if you do happen to see one, make sure to send it Lainey’s way…