Michael Jordan's New Gatorade Ad Causes Controversy

May 12, 2012

According to a new advertisement from Gatorade, a few gulps of the sports drink helped Michael Jordan overcome his flu symptoms during a basketball game in 1997. The Public Health Advocacy Institute is none too pleased and is asking the Federal Trade Commission to pull the plug on the advertisement. 

"The Jordan ad openly promotes engaging in vigorous physical activity while suffering from a very high fever, in Jordan's case 103 degrees. It is a generally recognized safety principle that teens and even professional athletes suffering from a severe fever and flu-like symptoms should not engage in vigorous physical activity," the Public Health Advocacy Institute said in an open letter. 

Check out the controversial ad below!

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