British supermarket chain Tesco upsets Mel B over new ad
Bosses at British high street supermarket chain Tesco have pulled an ad featuring Mel B after the Spice Girls star took offence.The singer demanded a showdown with the company's CEO via Instagram on Monday after spotting her face on a bus stop, advertising Tesco's new Clubcard Plus.
"Can the CEO OF @tescofood Dave Lewis please contact me urgently. Thank you," Mel wrote. The ad in question featured a shot of Mel in a leopard print catsuit, taken at the Brit Awards in 1997, and read: "Stop right now. You get 10% off two big shops a month for £7.99" - a play on the lyrics from the girl group’s hit single Stop.
It appears Mel and Lewis have spoken, and Tesco bosses have removed the image from the campaign.
A spokesman says: "We are really big fans of Mel B and were excited to feature her photo in our campaign. We had authorisation to use this image, but we’re sorry Mel B is unhappy so we’ve stopped using it."