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Peloton, a manufacturer of fitness equipment, has responded with a witty retort following the brand’s appearance on HBO’s Max. The company’s stock dropped at the end of last week after a prominent customer died while riding one of the company’s exercise bikes.
The company granted permission for the show to use its bikes but said it was not informed that Mr Big, played by actor Chris Noth, would die after the workout. However, Peloton has recently developed an advertisement in which the character is brought back to life.
In the first episode of “And Just Like That,” John James Preston died from a heart attack while riding a peloton.
Since the show debuted on December 9th, the company’s stock has dropped by more than 16%. Mr Big’s lifestyle and family history were the main causes of his death, according to Peloton, and utilising one of its workout cycles may have even helped delay his cardiac episode
Mr Noth and real-life Peloton instructor Jess King, who also appeared in the HBO show, are pictured sitting by a fire in the advertisement.
This is not the first time one of Peloton’s advertisements has made headlines.
In 2019, the company’s stock plummeted following criticism over its Christmas commercial, which depicted a woman receiving an exercise bike for Christmas from her partner.
The pandemic beneficiary gave Peloton a significant boost, as people who were forced to stay at home looked for methods to stay in shape. The company’s stock increased fivefold in 2020 before losing the majority of those gains this year.
Investors are concerned that the company may have difficulty growing in the future. Other issues have arisen for Peloton in recent months. After reports of death and many injuries, the business recalled its treadmills in May.
It reduced the price of its flagship exercise bike in August as consumers returned to the club and did less exercise at home. It happened as the company’s losses expanded in the fourth quarter of the year and revenue growth slowed.