Victoria Beckham Considering Legal Action After Vile Depiction In Takeaway Ad

Victoria Beckham Considering Legal Action After Vile Depiction In Takeaway Ad
Fionnuala Moran
Fionnuala Moran

9 Aug 2017

Victoria Beckham is considering legal action after a takeaway depicted her in a vile way on their delivery vehicle.

The illustration features a bony Beckham wearing a sash that says "Anorexic Fashion Icon". The takeaway, Sidhu Golden Fish and Chips, created the image to promote a pizza they have named the "Victoria Beckham" thin crust which has a 2mm thin base.

A spokesperson for Victoria told Fox News she is seeking legal advice as "it is highly inappropriate to trivialize such a disorder, and defamatory to be so thoughtless with a person's reputation".

The owner of the pizza place, Soni Sidhu, told ITV he was “genuinely horrified if anyone was genuinely offended” by the ad, adding that he thought it was “a fun way to make people smile".

The advertisement is a disgusting example of the ignorance that exists surrounding eating disorders. Many charities that help people suffering with these disorders were outraged at the advertisement and publically condoned the fast food restaurant.

The takeaway owner, seemingly oblivious to the offence his ad caused said "if, in 2017 Britain, we are asked to take down this advert it will be a sad day for freedom of expression."

If you are affected by an eating disorder visit Body Whys for help.