Fisher-Price, the popular toddlers’ and childrens’ toy manufacturer has become a victim of Photoshop. In the internet-age of sarcasm and no-holding-back jokes, an artist has taken one of their famous multi-colored and easily recognisable boxes, and added a bit of his own art to the front.
It’s a bar. He called it “Happy Hour Playset.” Once he shared it on social media, it took off from there, gaining a lot of attention. Many people thought it was an obvious joke, but a lot of people in internet-land thought it was the real-deal (speaks highly of his Photoshop skills though), and began to criticise the company before doing any research on the product.
Here’s a post on their Facebook page, with their response:
Many people saw humor in it, but many others criticised the company, so much so that they had to make an official statement, denying their involvement in the fake product. “This product is not endorsed, produced or approved by Fisher-Price.”
Not everything you read online is true, and it can cause some damage to a person or company’s reputation when something false like that spreads so rapidly. See more on the story here. The image even made its way onto Snopes, a site known for getting to the bottom of true/false reports of things found online.