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2006 Photo From Anti-Mosquito Spray Ad Campaign Falsely Linked To Kangana Ranaut Slap Row

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim

Photo of the slap mark on Kangana Ranaut’s face.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Kangana Ranaut Slap Controversy

Kangana Ranaut, the newly elected BJP MP from Himachal’s Mandi, made headlines on Thursday after a woman CISF constable allegedly slapped the actor-turned-politician during a security check at the Chandigarh airport. The CISF constable who allegedly slapped Ranaut reportedly told the actor that the action was in response to her “disrespecting farmers”, likely referring to Ranaut’s past comments on the farmers’ protest.

Fact

Newschecker ran a keyword search for “Kangana Ranaut slap photo”, which led us to multiple news reports on the incident, however, none of the articles had such a photo, raising our doubts.

We ran a reverse image search, which led us to this write-up on Ads of the World, featuring a zoomed-out photo of a woman’s face with a slap mark. “This professional campaign titled ‘Slap two’ was published on May 30, 2006,” read the caption of the photo, indicating that it was for a mosquito killer spray from international pesticide brand Baygon.

A comparison of the two images shows that it is the same photo that has been zoomed in and gone viral (right) on social media.

A further search led us to this coolmarketingthoughts.com blog post, dated May 31, 2006, on the ad campaign, which featured similar photos. “Baygon is the solution to the non-masochists amongst us. If you need to get rid of the flying bullies painlessly and you’re tired of slapping yourself, you should try the spray can,” read the post, hailing the ad.

Also Read: Old Photo Shared To Claim Local Militants Killed 12 Army Soldiers In Manipur

Result: False

Source
Ads of the World article
Blog post, May 31, 2006, coolmarketingthoughts.com


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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