You know those photos of people with bad health that tend to appear on packs of cigarettes? These try their best (and in a lot of cases fail) to warn the potential customer that cigarettes can cause a lot of bad things including death.
Well, one woman claims to have seen her dying father on one of these photos and it’s frankly a bit horrifying.
Mum-of-two, Jodi Charles claims she’s ‘110 per cent’ sure that a photo on a pack of Amber Leaf tobacco is her father.
The 42-year-old became aware of this fact thanks to her daughter, who ran into the room with the pack of cigarettes saying “Look, it’s granddad!”
Her father David Ross, despite being an ambulance driver was still a smoker and died of several health problems, those being bone marrow problems, septicaemia, and lymphoma, which is a rare type of blood cancer.
He was admitted to Basildon University Hospital in Essex back in 2014, and was there for 10 months before sadly passing away.
Jodi claims that there would be no way that her father would have given consent for a photo like this appearing on a commercial product, and it’s easy to see why.
“I cut my dad’s hair for 20 years,” she said. “I know exactly how his hairline was, exactly where it sticks up a little.
“I also cut his eyebrows and know all the tiny details of his face. The whole picture looks exactly like him.
“His eyes were puffed up when he was in intensive care and they are in the photo, too.”
“We are very sorry for the distress caused to this young lady who believes that her father is depicted in this health warning”. The EU Commission commented.
“However, having checked the details of her father against the identity of the person depicted, we can categorically state that the person in this picture is not David Ross.”
The Commission states that every individual pictured in these health warnings gave full consent to appear on them.
Despite every source saying that this photo may just bear more than a passing resemblance to Jodi’s father and that every individual gives consent to appear on these health warnings, the mother of two is still absolutely convinced that this is indeed her late father and is demanding for the EU to stop using the image. She is threatening a lawsuit should they ignore the request.
How would you feel if a distressing photo of one of your family members appeared on a commercial product like this? Please let us know in the comments below.
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