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Complainant Name:
Miss Nattina Riach

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: OK! Magazine

Complaint:

Miss Nattina Riach complained that a front cover photoshoot purporting to be of David & Victoria Beckham – which also referred to an interview inside the magazine – was inaccurate and misleading since those photographed were, in fact, look-alike actors.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the magazine published the following correction and apology:

‘On the 24 April 2007 we published as part of the front cover of OK! Magazine a photograph of look-alike actors of David and Victoria Beckham accompanied by the headings “Victoria celebrates her 33rd birthday at home with David” and “incredible interview and pictures: you won’t believe it”. We have since been informed that some readers were misled by the look-alikes and did not realise that the front cover in fact referred to a spoof article about the Beckhams published inside the magazine. We regret that these readers were misled and would like to take this opportunity to apologise’.

Report: 75



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