TV station using my midriff in obesity show promotion.
June 27, 2006 11:26 AM Subscribe
A local news station in my (small) town is doing a mullti-part series on "the obesity epidemic". The teasers and the intro for this series includes pictures of rather hefty people (shot from knees to armpits only, so no face identifiable) strolling about town. One of them is me.
While they don't show my face, I was wearing my favourite pair of (admittedly somewhat garish) pants (not really parachute pants, but baggy, and with a distinctive checker pattern and color scheme). I love these pants - they are really comfortable - but I feel humiliated to have my mid-riff paraded on the TV dozens of times per day, and since I wear these pants a lot, I am sure my friends and students are seeing me and snickering. I am not even very overweight, I don't think. I contacted the TV station and they said the picture is non-identifiable and it would cost them a lot of money to re-edit the promo, so there is nothing they can do. Do I have any legal recourse, or what arguments can I make to the TV station to please not use this image of me? Thanks in advance.