J-Lo cops more flak over Fiat ad

Fiat 500. Photo / Supplied
Fiat 500. Photo / Supplied

The drama over Jennifer Lopez's TV commercial for the Fiat 500 is now bigger than the car itself.

First, American Idol judge Lopez was criticised for not actually driving the runabout in an ad that's been a YouTube hit. The ad shows Lopez driving through what's supposed to be the south Bronx, where she grew up. But it surfaced that J-Lo shot her scenes in Los Angeles, and a body double was used back in the 'hood.

And now, a New York-based group has asked the singer to renounce her ties with Fiat because of the company's business deals with Iran.

The group, United Against Nuclear Iran, released a statement this week and an online parody of Lopez's My World Fiat commercial, urging her to cut ties with the Italian car manufacturer.

In a letter to Lopez, the organisation wrote that by endorsing Fiat, the pop star was "serving as a spokesperson for a company that freely does business with a regime developing an illegal nuclear weapons program, financing and sponsoring terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, has killed American and NATO soldiers and is recognised as one of the world's leading human rights violators".

- NZ Herald

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