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[VIDEO] Chinese Drink Company is Under Fire for Claiming its Coconut Juice can Enlarge Breasts

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Charlie Moore reports: A Chinese drink company has been criticised for claiming its latest product can enlarge women’s breasts in a controversial advert.

The Coconut Palm Group launched its new juice with an advert featuring well-endowed models.

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One model in a plunging top runs along a beach in slow motion while holding the drink.

A slogan on the screen next to her reads: ‘A can a day and you’ll be white, tender and busty’ as the model says: ‘A can of Coconut Palm a day will give you a graceful figure.’

The company faced huge criticism from viewers on social media for the ‘ridiculous’ association between coconut juice and breast enlargement.

The drink is not a nutritional product so the company is not allowed to make such claims under Chinese regulations.

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Chinese authorities from the country’s Consumer Protection Bureau as well as the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television are expected to investigate the controversial advert.

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The company faced huge criticism from viewers on social media for the ‘ridiculous’ association between coconut juice and breast enlargement

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A member of staff at the Coconut Palm Group said the drink did not include any new ingredients and pointed to 20-year-old research as the basis for the claim that coconut drinks can enlarge breasts.

They told Beijing News: ‘We saw this benefit from a Hong Kong newspaper in 1997.

‘Our manager recently felt it could be included as part of our marketing. So we used it as a reference.’

The firm did not conduct any studies into the drink’s breast enhancement abilities. … (read more)

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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Alex Linder reports:

…The Beijing News interviewed nutritionists who simply balked at the company’s claims.

In response, a Coconut Palm employee told the newspaper that they were basing their breast-enhancing claims on a 1997 report in Hong Kong newspaper they had read which said that drinking coconut milk could help to enlarge a woman’s breasts.

In the two decades since then, the company has yet to undertake any tests to actually confirm this report; however, this has not stopped them building an advertising campaign around it. … (read more)

Source: shanghaiist.com

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