Casio: “Piqué, thanks for the free marketing, but we choose to be neutral”: #False

An alleged statement has been shared on social networks along with a tweet from the Casio company, where it would have said: “Piqué, thanks for the free marketing, but we chose to be neutral.” Fast Check CL qualified this as false, since it was not shared by the official Casio account, but by a parody.


In case you have little time:

  • A statement has been shared on social networks along with a Twitter message allegedly written by the Casio company. This one says: “Pique, thanks for the free marketing, but we choose to be neutral.”
  • However, this is not the official Casio account, it comes from a parody account. In addition, the same company denied it.

For Isidora Osorio

On January 12, Shakira caused controversy for a new track that he released together with Bizarrap, where he talks about his feelings about the break with soccer player Gerard Piqué. In one part of the song she says: “you traded a Rolex for a Casio.”

A day later Gerard Piqué referred to the subject on his King’s League Twitch channel, assuring that he had “a big announcement: Casio has given us watches. We have an agreement with Casio, the Kings League has reached an agreement with Casio» while handing out company watches to those present.

After this, a tweet began to go viral on social networks (one,2,3,4,5,6,7) of Casio, where he would have said: «Piqué, thanks for the free marketing but we choose to be neutral».

Along with this, an alleged statement is published that says: “We publicly request Gerard Piqué to stop the use of our brand without authorization and avoid making statements that do not favor us in order to prevent legal action.”

Verified image.

However, the content is false. That account is not the official Casio account, in fact the same company denied it.

the account is parody

Fast Check CL the first thing he did was review the account @CasioTeam on Twitter to check if it is officially from the company, being able to verify that it is not. Within the same description, the account assures that it is a parody.

@CasioTeam account description.

Another detail that suggests that it is not the official account of the company is that it is not verified, since it does not have the blue ticket.

The company has not written the statement

In the same way, the statement was searched on the official Casio platforms to find out if the company had written that or something similar. However, no record was found to prove it.

When reviewing the website of Casio and its social networks (one,2,3) it was possible to verify that there is no record of said ad. In fact, on Twitter the company said that the statement was not official.

“Many accounts are popping up on Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok pretending to be official CASIO media. We remember the importance of verifying the sources of information. No statement or message published on these accounts is official.”emphasized the company, along with the photo of the aforementioned Twitter account.

Conclution

Fast Check CL rated the content as false. The account that shares the phrase and the statement is a parody. In addition, Casio assured that nothing that this user has published is official.



Casio: “Piqué, thanks for the free marketing, but we choose to be neutral”: #False