Golden Globes 2020
Do not Blame ‘Fiji Water Girl’
For Our New H2o Sponsor
twelve/31/2019 one:00 AM PT
Celebs at the approaching “Golden Globe Awards” will not likely be receiving their thirsts quenched by bottles of Fiji this calendar year … but it ain’t “Fiji Water Girl’s” fault.
The artesian water brand name is not the formal H2O sponsor at the 2020 Golden Globes — that honor now goes to Icelandic Glacial — but the reason, we are instructed, has absolutely nothing to do with Fiji’s controversy and eventual fallout with its product,Kelleth Cuthbert(authentic name Kelly Steinbach).
Sources linked to the awards demonstrate tell TMZ … the Hollywood International Press Association had a 2-calendar year offer with Fiji, but it ended very last calendar year. We’re explained to it decided to go with Icelandic because it is regarded extra environmentally-acutely aware and will donate water to a lead to picked by the HFPA … not mainly because of what went down with “Fiji Water Girl.”
As you are going to remember … Kelleth wentviral for photobombingpretty much each individual celeb at the 2019 display, by standing in the track record smiling while holding a tray of Fiji bottles.
Some individuals — likeJamie Lee Curtis— were sad with the blatant PR stunt and product placement, but the controversy bought even even worse whenKelleth sued Fiji… claiming it ongoing to use her name and likeness for promotion with no her authorization.
Fijicountersued Kelleth, and as significantly as we know … the situation is however pending.
Our resources say bottles of Icelandic will be available to Globes attendees on the crimson carpet and at just about every table at the venue just like the very last two several years with Fiji … but it is really unclear if the new H2O company will spark any viral times.
Stay tuned … the Golden Globes air Sunday night.