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Katy Perry Rebuked for Shilling Pepsi Products

Katy Perry Rebuked for Shilling Pepsi Products

Katy Perry seems like the appropriate star to push Pepsi products given her bubble gum music and youthful appeal.

Tell that to a group of food police researchers who are blasting Perry for hawking a drink they say fuels the country’s obesity problem.

The D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) ran a full page “open letter” in Variety, telling pop singer Katy Perry to stop her work with Pepsi, on account of her influencing young fans. CSPI warned Perry that, “Soda companies are using you and other celebrities.” The letter then bashed her for not caring about her fans. ”Drink Pepsi and you can be cool like Katy Perry’ is the takeaway message for your young fans. ‘Live for now’ – and worry about the health consequences later.” The letter ended by urging her not to “exploit that popularity by marketing a product that causes disease in your fans.

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