After mentioning a salacious ad he saw on TheBlaze claiming Joanna Gaines was leaving HGTV to start her own line of facial cream, Glenn actually got a call from their attorney.
“Well, when I told the story on the air the first day, Chip and Joanna Gaines’ attorney called and said we want to talk to you about that ad. And we immediately said we had nothing to do with it. We didn’t even know that’s what the ad was until it popped up, and we canceled it. They said, ‘yeah, we really would like this ad to stop. Can you help us at all?’ So I hope that we are assisting them in every possible way because I love these two, and I think what’s happening to people — because it’s not just happening to Chip and Joanna Gaines,” Glenn said on radio Friday.
Glenn brought in his media attorney Mike Grygiel to talk about what recourse there is and if banding all these celebrities together to fight this type of ad would make a difference.
“I think there’s always strength in numbers. I think there is a threshold obligation here too,
Glenn, on the part of the advertising agency,” Grygiel said. “That it’s authentic and real. Because otherwise, once the genie’s out of the bottle so to speak, it’s just very, very difficult to prevent this type of thing from spiraling out of control on the Internet. And then once it’s out there on all of these websites, it’s difficult to get it back in.”
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