Mayim Bialik calls out the money-guzzling online ads that her namesake uses to sell CBD gummies without her consent.
“So…awkward,” the 46-year-old host of “Jeopardy” began Monday in a lengthy post shared on her social media platforms.
“There are a lot of false things circulating on the internet about many public figures, but I want to bring up one about me that looks very authentic, but is indeed a hoax.”
Bialik then clarified, “I do not sell CBD gummies of any kind and have no intention of doing so at any time in the future.”
She concluded, “I’ve tried to remove this in vain. It’s not real.”
On Facebook, there are several product pages that claim to sell Bialik’s CBD gummies.
One in particular, titled Mayim Bialik CBD Gummies, claims in a Feb. 19 post that the gummies are “a fantastic product for getting relief from tension, stress and anxiety, depression, persistent discomfort, arthritis pain, irregularity and several other problems. You can easily consume it to get a cure for smoking and insomnia.
The post then sends the consumer to a link from a company called Smilz, where they can purchase the gummies for an undisclosed amount. The user is asked to enter a number of personal details, including name, address and telephone number.
Smilz also has its own Facebook page promoting the same product. According to the page transparency information section, the page was created on January 17, 2022.
Several of Bialik’s followers advised the former ‘Blossoms’ star to sue those companies for false advertising.
“I sincerely hope you sue them and win!” one person wrote on Instagram.
Another added on Twitter: “The FB feed is currently inundated with ‘sponsored’ ads claiming to be true. I’ve reported them all as fake news and scams, but you may have to take legal action against FB as they make money by selling ad space to spam and malware sites.
A Facebook representative did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.