Victoria Beckham is seeking legal advice after learning recently of a British takeout restaurant using her cartoon likeness in advertisements.
Sidhuâ€™s Golden Fish and Chips in Wallsend, England depicted the designer in an emaciated form wearing nothing more than a bikini and sash that reads â€œAnorexic Fashion Icon.â€ The controversial ad also compares her slender build to their thin crust pizza named after the former Spice Girl.
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â€œIt is highly inappropriate to trivialize such a disorder and defamatory to be so thoughtless with a personâ€™s reputation in this way,â€ said a spokesperson for Beckham. â€œTherefore we are seeing legal advice.â€
While the advertisements, which are displayed on the companyâ€™s delivery vans, have reportedly been in place for nearly three years, Beckhamâ€™s camp was first made aware of them on Monday but no legal action has yet been filed.