Three years ago, Kayla Brandon was enjoying a beautiful summer day with her grandma. She snapped a selfie of the two laughing together to capture and preserve the loving moment. Little did she know, others would soon use the photo for an entirely different reason.
In a Lift Bump post, Brandon writes that she saw the photo of her and her grandmother used for an anti-wrinkle ad—without their knowledge or permission. Specifically, it was an ad for a so-called "yoga facelift." When she searched the image again on Google, it turned out the photo was also used for pages like "youth serum" and "smile therapy," none of which she had any affiliation with.
My beautiful best friend Kayla Brandon shared this candid photo with her grandma and later found herself in anti-wrinkle...Posted by Marissa Parra on Sunday, October 18, 2015
My beautiful best friend Kayla Brandon shared this candid photo with her grandma and later found herself in anti-wrinkle...
But instead of lashing out or getting upset about the negative implications of the ads, Brandon used the experience to inform others of their rights to their own photos. She reminded them that it is illegal for companies to profit from your photos without your permission. And even better, she used the photo discovery as an inspiring lesson in what's really important in life.
We're (Minnie) Mouse, duh🐭 A photo posted by Kayla Brandon (@kaylabrandon) on Dec 22, 2014 at 9:07am PST
We're (Minnie) Mouse, duh🐭
A photo posted by Kayla Brandon (@kaylabrandon) on Dec 22, 2014 at 9:07am PST
"As for Grandma Phyllis and me?" she wrote. "We’d choose laugh lines and wrinkles over yoga facelifts any day."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
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