This disastrous Wonka event is the worst case of AI art catfishing I've seen

Willy's Chocolate Experience
(Image credit: Willy's Chocolate Experience/Stuart Sinclair)

Fans of the wonderful world of Wonka were in for a surprise after a Glasgow-based event called 'Willy's Chocolate Experience' was revealed to be a complete catfish, using AI-generated images to lure in unsuspecting punters. The underwhelming warehouse full of vaguely Wonka-themed props needed a lot more than pure imagination to live up to expectations, causing many visitors to demand refunds. 

While those of us who are familiar with AI art can often spot it instantly, the larger-than-life promotional images were certainly a lot to live up to. After the success of the new Wonka movie, it's disappointing that such a creative film franchise has been misrepresented so poorly.

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.