Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise Were Accidentally Photoshopped into an Ad in London
We've seen our fair share of celebrity Photoshop fails over the years, but none as strange as this one.
Katie Holmes and her 12-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise, unknowingly became the stars of an ad for a new café in London after an old paparazzi photo of the duo was Photoshopped onto a CGI rendering of the storefront, painting them as would-be patrons on their way to snag a biscuit. The shop, called Slade Café, opened earlier this month.
Even more curious: Look a little closer at the photo and you’ll notice that the shot of the mother-daughter duo is actually from 2012, when Suri was just 6. (The ad can be seen here.)
As we all know, Katie and Suri live nowhere close to London, so the attempt to make them look like regulars at the café was 1) hilarious and 2) quite a surprise to native Londoners.
“I walk past every morning on my way to work. You wouldn’t expect to see that on the billboard advertising a new café,” one local told Evening Standard. “It’s just funny – I thought it was maybe the architect having fun.”
But who's to blame for the mishap? “The artist’s impression used on the hoarding of the newly opened Slade Café in Plumstead was supplied to the council in good faith by the architecture practice who designed it,” the Greenwich council spokesman told the Evening Standard. However, the architecture firm claims that “they did not know the image was used because the CGI was created by someone who has now left the firm."
That said, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is trying to make it up to Holmes and Suri with some gratis grub. "[We] would be delighted to invite Katie and her daughter to the Slade Café for a free coffee to say sorry."
Surprisingly enough, this isn’t the first time that Katie’s image has been used in promotional ads. Last year, the exact same photo with Suri was featured in an advertisement to promote apartment buildings in Croydon.
One thing's certainly for sure: Katie and Suri make for excellent campaign models.