QVC Makes Amends
Don’t believe everything you see on TV. After airing segments about dietary supplements and anti-cellulite creams that “really work” (spoiler alert: they didn’t), the FTC is making QVC pay a $1.5 million civil penalty plus $6 million to consumers who bought the faulty “miracle” products. The shopping channel hasn’t admitted that the ads were deceptive but has agreed to the settlement to avoid further legal costs, according to Forbes.com. We’re all for doling out reparations when they’re due, but like…come on. There’s gotta be a little bit of consumer responsibility here. Believing that diet pills and lotions are going to knock off a few dress sizes is somewhat misguided. We’re of the mind that short of lipo, there’s no quick fix when it comes to weight loss, and if people are willing to be swindled into believing the hype that there is, the swindler is not completely to blame. Do you agree or do you think justice had been served?