‘Kong: Skull Island’ and ‘The Great Wall’ actress fined $1 million for touting candies as weight-loss drug

'Kong: Skull Island' and 'The Great Wall' actress fined $1 million for touting candies as weight-loss drug

May 31, 2022 by Fortune

Key Facts

  • Jing, who has been in Hollywood blockbusters such as “The Great Wall” with Matt Damon and “Kong: Skull Island,” has been a brand ambassador for Infinite Free, a Guangzhou-based company that claimed its fruit and vegetable candy could prevent the body from absorbing sugars, oils and fats.
  • In the ads, which have since been pulled from e-commerce sites such as Alibaba’s Taobao and JD.com, the 33-year-old actress said that people could keep in shape by taking two “candies” after eating a meal.
  • The local regulator in Guangzhou imposed a 7.22 million yuan ($1.1 million) fine on May 28, saying ordinary food can’t be claimed to have therapeutic effects under the advertising law.
  • One of China’s most popular film stars, Zhao Wei, was blacklisted from the nation’s Internet, and actress Zheng Shuang was ordered to pay 299 million yuan in overdue taxes, late fees and fines.

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