Wendy Shay threatens to sue FDA, Gaming Commission over ban
Ghanaian female musician Wendy Shay has threatened to sue the Gaming Commission at the Human Rights Court following the latter’s decision to ban celebrities from endorsing betting companies.
According to the musician, it is unfair for the Commission and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to ban celebrities from endorsing brands.
She has, therefore, appealed to her colleagues in the industry to put their differences aside to fight the system.
Celebrities, she argued, are also Ghanaians and should not be unfairly treated.
The Gaming Commission has through, a statement, ordered betting companies to stop using celebrities as ambassadors or use them for advertisements.
The Commission said it is prohibited for people with huge social media following to be engaged with the aim of encouraging people to bet.
“Operators shall not use celebrities in their advertisements to entice the general public to gamble.
“To ensure the new guideline is followed all advertisement must be approved by the commission to help protect not only underage persons but the interests of punters, customers and stakeholders,” part of the statement read.
But We3ndy Shay says this must be stopped and has decided to go to court.
Read her post below