While many people were supposed to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night, their attention was actually fixated on something unexpected.
A young woman in a blue dress with a tray of Fiji Water bottles — the beverage brand that backed this year’s awards show — began to turn up in the background of quite a few red carpet photographs.
Nicknamed the “Fiji Water Girl,” Kelleth Cuthbert has become the year’s first show-stopping meme. But while the Internet was enjoying the rounds of tweetable memes, Jamie Lee Curtis wasn’t having it.
The Hollywood actress recently took to social media to slam “blatant promotions” on the Golden Globes red carpet. Curtis posted a photo of herself with the viral “Fiji Water Girl” in the background, criticizing both Fiji and Moet for positioning a photographer to capture the meme-able “photo bombs” from planted brand reps.
“I knew why there was a photographer poised there and I moved away as I said out loud that I didn’t want to be doing advertising for either,” Curtis wrote. “Clearly this angle shows that I moved from her being behind me and yet from the side it still happens.”
“The sponsors of events need to get permission from people when they get them to take their picture next to products,” Curtis continued.
By: Maytinee Kramer