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"Powerful Type-2 diabetes Gummies Nets The Biggest Deal in Shark Tank History!" reads a recent blog post headline that appears to have no basis in reality.
The headline is on a website that resembles a news site with the url "amazingfuz.cc." The words "Entertainment Today" and "Insider News" appear at the top of the page, but clicking on any of the links only lead to another website called tryeaglehemp.com that purports to sell CBD gummies.
The blog post claims that sisters named Donna and Rosy Khalife scored $2.5 million, the biggest deal in the history of "Shark Tank," an ABC show that gives entrepreneurs the chance to secure business deals.
"In just a short 6 months, their product has completely disrupted the Medicine industry in the United States, and with the help of the Sharks, they are now ready to take over the world market," the post says. "After a complete re-brand and re-packaging, the sisters are now ready to launch their new brand, Eagle Hemp CBD Gummies."
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) It resembles other posts we’ve seen that falsely claimed celebrities are selling CBD products.
In 2014, sisters Donna and Rosy Khalife pitched "Surprise Ride," a box subscription service for children. But we found no evidence that they reprised their role as contestants on the show to pitch a CBD gummy venture.
We reached out to Fat Brain Toys, which acquired Surprise Ride in 2018, but didn’t hear back.
However, Rosy Khalife told USA Today that neither she nor Donna Khalife have any connection to the product and have never pitched CBD gummies on "Shark Tank."
We rate this post False.
Blog post, Aug. 2, 2021
USA Today, Fact check: CBD gummies in ad have no relation to ‘Shark Tank’ investors or contestants, July 29, 2021
Providence College, Update: Rosy Khalife ‘13 and sister make ‘Shark Tank’ history, March 23, 2016
CNBC, Co-founders of Surprise Ride talk about their unforgettable ‘Shark Tank’ pitch, Dec. 2, 2018
Forbes, How two sisters turned their dream into a million-dollar business, June 29, 2015
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