And That's Terrible
An even skeevier development from the "Belvedere Vodka
rapey" ad front: The woman featured in the ad, Alicyn Packard
, is now suing the company for using her image. Why? Because for one thing, the image comes from a video featuring Packard that was never meant to be used for another company's advertisement; it's a screenshot from a sketch that appeared on Strickly Viral
. For another, no one bothered to get Packard's permission to use her image for this highly questionable ad in the first place, because it's not as if she posed for a stock photo that could have ended up anywhere, even without her direct consent. So, let it be known: companies can go find a video online -- any video -- take a screenshot, put it in a horribly different context, and expect to get away with it. Well, that's great.