People seriously think it’s ok to compare food, which WE NEED TO LIVE, to drugs?
Ok, McDonalds isn’t exactly the fountain of youth. We all know this. And don’t even get me started on the many conflated ideas in the slogan ‘Childhood Obesity: Break the Habit’. (Being fat is just a habit, you guys, if I were just more organised, I’d remember where I put that Thin I know I had just a minute ago… wait, let me check behind the couch.) And don’t get me started EVEN MORE on the classist assumptions buried in this. If you are cash or time poor, fast food is actually a pretty good option, sometimes.
Look, I’m not saying we should be encouraging junk food. But basically this ad is saying that junk food is bad because it makes you fat. So it’s ok for thin people to eat junk food, is that right? Just so we’re clear? It’s only REALLY bad for you and dangerous, and might kill your children in a creepy, forcing it on them way, if they are hideous and FAT. No?
I don’t think I can emphasise this enough. WE NEED FOOD TO LIVE.