CARDI B: FTC’s Steamed Over Tea

Written by on March 10, 2020

The Federal Trade Commission is steaming mad at Cardi B and it’s all because of tea. 

The FTC says Bardi promoted a detox tea brand with unproven claims of medical benefits without disclosing that she was paid for the endorsement. BuzzFeed News reports that the commission sent a “sternly worded warning letter” to Cardi, informing her of the rules and regulations when promoting products and services to her 60 million Instagram followers. 

The FTC is seeking a million dollars in damages from the tea brand, Teami. That money would then be dispersed to consumers who were duped by the company, which made fantastic claims about its tea and skincare products. The Teami website claims the teas can “fight cancer, unclog arteries, stop migraines and treat colds.” It also says that its diet products could “burn fat, boost metabolic rate and cause substantial weight loss.” 

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