Mayim Bialik is calling out the money-grubbing ads online that are using her namesake to sell CBD gummies without her permission. 'I want to address one about me that looks very authentic but is indeed a hoax,' Mayim Bialik wrote in an Instagram post. ‘Jeopardy!’ host and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ actress Mayim Bialik is addressing rumors that she endorsed CBD gummies. Mayim stated that this is a scam and warned fans to stay away from the ads.
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Mayim Bialik is calling out the money-grubbing online ads that are using her name to sell CBD gummies without her permission.
“So … awkward,” the “Jeopardy!” host, 46, began Monday in a lengthy post shared to her social media platforms.
“There are many untrue things floating around the internet about many public figures, but I want to address one about me that looks very authentic but is indeed a hoax.”
Bialik then clarified, “I am not selling CBD Gummies of any kind and do not plan to do so at any point in the future.”
She concluded, “I have tried to get this removed to no avail. It’s not real.”
On Facebook, there are several product pages claiming to sell Bialik’s CBD gummies.
One in particular, titled Mayim Bialik CBD Gummies, alleges in a post from Feb. 19 that the gummies are “a fantastic product to get relief from tension, stress and anxiety, depression, persistent discomfort, arthritis pain, irregularity, and different other issues. You can consume easily to get a remedy for smoking and insomnia.”
An image of the gummies Smilz claims Bialik endorses. Smilz CBD
The post then drives the consumer to a link from a company called Smilz, where they can purchase the gummies for an undisclosed amount. The user is prompted to enter some of their personal information, including their name, address and phone number.
Smilz also has its own Facebook page promoting the same product. According to the page transparency information section, the page was created on Jan. 17, 2022.
Bialik’s post on social media, in which she calls out the fake ads. missmayim/Instagram
Several of Bialik’s followers advised the former “Blossom” 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, “FB feed is currently flooded with ‘sponsored’ ads claiming it’s true. Been reporting all of them as False News and scams, but you may have to take legal action against FB, since they’re raking in the cash by selling ad space to spam and malware sites.”
A rep for Facebook did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
Mayim Bialik calls out scammers for using her name to sell CBD gummies
It’s not unusual to see celebrities slapping their name on wellness products these days — heck, the Kardashians have practically built their empire this way. But apparently, you can’t believe everything you see associated with a high-profile endorsement, as is the case with Mayim Bialik, who called out scam artists this week for using her name to shill CBD gummies.
“Hi everyone. So … awkward: there are many untrue things floating around the internet about many public figures, but I want to address one about me that looks very authentic but is indeed a hoax,” the Call Me Kat star wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
“I am not selling CBD Gummies of any kind and do not plan to do so at any point in the future. I have tried to get this removed to no avail. It’s not real.”
Though Bialik did not call out the companies by name, Page Six points to a couple of Facebook product pages that are leveraging the 46-year-old’s name to sell CBD gummies. One page, “Mayim Bialik CBD Gummies,” promises “relief from tension, stress and anxiety, depression, persistent discomfort, arthritis pain, irregularity, and different other issues” in a Feb. 19 post. “You can consume easily to get a remedy for smoking and insomnia,” the post shakily adds.
An accompanying link directs to a product called “Smilz CBD Gummies,” which likewise has its own Facebook page titled “Smilz CBD Gummies Mayim Bialik.”
It seems wild that even Bialik apparently cannot get the pages, which are very clearly scams, removed. Perhaps shedding some very public light on the situation will light a fire under the platform’s behind, as this is clearly not a good look and Facebook has enough bad press to contend with these days.
Mayim Bialik Is Urging ‘Jeopardy!’ Fans to Be Careful About an Online Scam Using Her Name
The Big Bang Theory actress is hoping to reach folks in time.
Mayim Bialik is setting the record straight for Jeopardy! fans who may have come across certain online ads boasting her name.
On March 14, the quiz show host took to Twitter after she discovered that companies on social media are promoting CBD gummies and claiming to be associated with her. A quick search on Facebook brings up dozens of pages with variations of the title “Mayim Bialik CBD Gummies.” But as it turns out, Mayim is not involved with any CBD company and she’s letting fans know to be aware about the ongoing scam using her name.
“Hi everyone. So … awkward. There are many untrue things floating around the internet about many public figures, but I want to address one about me that looks very authentic but is indeed a hoax,” she wrote. “I am not selling CBD Gummies of any kind and do not plan to do so at any point in the future. I have tried to get this removed to no avail. It’s not real.”
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I am not selling CBD Gummies of any kind and do not plan to do so at any point in the future. I have tried to get this removed to no avail. It’s not real.
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 15, 2022
Best known for starring on The Big Bang Theory as Amy Farrah Fowler, Mayim shares similarities with her onscreen character, like having a Ph.D. After earning recognition as the lead in the ‘90s family sitcom Blossom, Mayim stepped away from the cameras for a decade and pursued her higher education. In 2007, she earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. Since then, Mayim has returned to acting, and folks may have spotted her in commercials for the health supplement company Neuriva. But she hasn’t endorsed CBD gummies.
For further context, CBD stands for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical found in cannabis plants, that has been infused into a variety of products designed and marketed to mitigate several issues. It’s important to note that the Food and Drug Administration has only approved one CBD product and consumers should first consult with their doctors before trying any.
Most recently, on March 21, the Call Me Kat actress reshared her message via a graphic she posted on Instagram and Twitter in case some followers missed it. Reacting to the news, Jeopardy! fans immediately flooded her comments section with thoughts about the incident.
“I saw this and looked at it with suspicion, but I DID look at it briefly because it was supposedly from you. But when I couldn’t find any peer reviewed articles, I figured it was malarkey. I believe in your scientific integrity too much. LOVE your work and presence!!❤️,” one person wrote on Twitter. “I knew it was fake. I reported so many of those pages & tried to even block some. I don’t even know how those things started up,” another added. “Thank you for posting. These ads should be removed! I didn’t think it was really but didn’t really know,” a different fan said on Instagram.
While many revealed that they didn’t think Mayim supported this product, it can still be hard to pinpoint online scams. To help, the Good Housekeeping Institute has safety tips to keep in mind when you’re shopping online or if you happen to receive a message from an unknown person. Before doing anything, take note of these steps:
- Be aware of links and messages coming from an unknown number. Most importantly, you shouldn’t ever click on a link sent to you if you don’t recognize the number.
- Keep your eyes open for bad grammar or frequent typos. Real and distinguished businesses proofread their communications.
- Generally, be very careful with your personal info. Always be conservative with what you provide to any website, and make sure that you’re entering it through a retailer’s website directly.
Selena is the associate entertainment and news editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers the latest on TV, movies and celebrities. In addition to writing and editing entertainment news, she also spotlights the Hispanic and Latinx community through her work. She is a graduate of CUNY Hunter College with a B.A. in journalism and creative writing.
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