Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has got embroiled in a recent controversy. It is a scam that used the face of the Danish royal to endorse diet pills.
Mary’s name has been linked to diet pills labelled ‘Pure Cambogia Ultra’ and ‘Pure Life Cleanse.’ Her name has been falsely linked to the pill. The news has been reported all over the media, and even was on the cover of Danish magazine Her & Nu, Daily Mail reports.
Princess Mary is reportedly “furious” and “horrified that girls and women think she is endorsing controversial diet products,” according to insiders, New Idea reports. The 44-year-old Australian-born is a patron of the World Health Organization and a strong advocate for a healthy, active lifestyle.
These weight loss products contain ‘Garcinia Cambogia’ that is a ‘metabolism boosting’ citrus fruit that grows in Southeast Asia, according to claims by scammers.
“When she was at her heaviest she weighed 86 kg and after exercising without success, she got depressed and her life fell apart. I did not even have to change my diet or exercise, my body fat simply melted away like butter!” the ad reportedly read.
The quotes claimed to be of Princess Mary’s is totally false. The royal court of Denmark has demanded these false ads be recalled and confirmed that they were not true.
The scammers use social media as a platform to sell their products and falsely use celebrity faces to make endorse them. Most of the time, people are ignorant of the product that they are buying.
Mary Fonden via Facebook: "Summer vacations are over and the Crown Princess has returned from the Olympics in Rio". pic.twitter.com/dfb3yEddBr
— Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) August 10, 2016