Red Bull Pays $13 Million In Class Action Lawsuit For Not Actually “Giving You Wings”

I want to meet the guy who guzzled a Red Bull, checked his watch after a few minutes and was like “Where the hell are my wings? This company is bullshit. I’m suing!”

For over 20 years, Red Bull has been lying to consumers by using the slogan “Red Bull gives you wings,” and now they’re paying $13 million dollars for not ACTUALLY giving you wings. Lucky for you, if you’ve bought a Red Bull even once in the last 12 years, you’re eligible for a $10 cash settlement, or (surprise, surprise) $15 worth of free Red Bull. 

It all started when the Plaintiff, Benjamin Careathers claimed he had been drinking Red bull since 2002, but felt mislead by the brand’s slogan, which insinuates increased performance, concentration and reaction speed. The claim stated, “Such deceptive conduct and practices mean that (Red Bull’s) advertising and marketing is not just ‘puffery,’ but is instead deceptive and fraudulent and is therefore actionable.” News flash, dude: sugar will make you hyper, but you won’t turn into Superman. You won’t fly. In reality, you’ll probably get a sugar high and crash in a couple of hours.

In defense of their product and marketing tactics, Red Bull issued the following statement:

“Red Bull settled the lawsuit to avoid the cost and distraction of litigation. However, Red Bull maintains that its marketing and labeling have always been truthful and accurate, and denies any and all wrongdoing or liability.”

To cash in on your moolah or energy drinks, you can file a claim by following the instructions listed here. In the meantime, I’ll be rolling my eyes at you so far back into my head that I could be the “Exorcist” girl for Halloween. Or maybe I should just go as a red bull with wings and hand out Hamiltons… [ABC7]