Australian comedian Celeste Barber – who is known for parodying images of celebrities on Instagram – has fallen victim to an advertising scam.
After being made aware of the incident by a fan, the 36-year-old discovered images of herself had been used as the “before” photos in an advert for diet patches being sold on the website Wish.
The ad contains two photos Celeste had previously parodied on her Instagram account.
One photo showcases Celeste perched over a bath, trying to mimic a topless model doing the same thing.
A post shared by Celeste Barber (@celestebarber) on Jun 25, 2018 at 1:07pm PDT
The next is a black and white image of the comedian lying in bed stroking a man’s chest, mimicking a GQ shoot with supermodel Naomi Campbell and rapper Skepta.
A post shared by Celeste Barber (@celestebarber) on Mar 26, 2018 at 12:40pm PDT
Celeste’s parodied photos have been used as the “before” photos and the celebrity photos have been used as the “after” results, despite clearly showing different people in the images.
Celeste called out the online retailer on social media after being made aware of the incident, insisting they should not be using her images to “sell body shaming products”.
— Celeste barber (@celestebarber_) October 22, 2018
Yahoo Lifestyle has contacted Wish for comment.
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