‘We are not trying to take food from your mouth’ – FDA tells Wendy Shay
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has called out Ghanaian musician Wendy Shay over accusations that the authority is unfairly preventing celebrities from making earnings.
The musician, born Wendy Addo, had earlier taken to social media on Thursday to vent her spleen over an alcoholic beverage commercial deal she claims to have failed to secure due to some advertisement guidelines of the FDA.
The 23-year-old musician was of the view that the Authority’s directive was an attempt to “take food from our mouth”.
Failure to ink this deal, according to the RuffTown Records signee has cost her a great deal as money she could have potentially generated has been lost and called on fellow celebrities to rise against the policy.
But the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) disagrees with Wendy Shay’s assertion.
Dispelling allegation of ill-motives, the Authority in a Facebook post said the ban on celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages was geared towards ensuring that minors are protected from being lured into alcoholism.
The FDA, however, called on the musician to channel her influence into helping the authority sensitise the youth against alcohol abuse.