Bonsoir et bonne nuit, Betty Boop.
In August 2002, teenage girls from the Bronx sued McDonald’s for making them sick and obese. The biggest fast food corporation in the country, if not in the world, answered that, to date, nobody has proved that McDonald’s food is harmful. Morgan Spurlock, an American comedian, had the following reaction to McDonald's claim. In front of the cameras, he said that he would eat nothing but McDonald's foods everyday for one month to determine the truth of McDonald's "never before proven" claim.
We know that the principal victims of this current problem are children. In fact, “today’s children are the first generation of Americans projected to have a shorter life span than their parents” (Quelle est la source de cette citation ?) In this documentary, Spurlock shows how unhealthy, deleterious, and detrimental McDonald's stance is where their customers are concerned. They do everything they can to lure the kids: special menu items with toys, playgrounds on their premises, cartoons on TV which adevertise their food, and last but not least, McDonald's clown representative: Ronald McDonald.
But that's not all. McDonald's stores are everywhere, even in hospitals! "That’s right, even hospitals,” said Mr. Spurlock. There is also a lot of misinformation. As a major corporation, McDonald must take steps to prevent
of the risks that its food can be have on people. And in this way, the corporate responsibility can be transformed in personal responsibility.
In fact, a similar situation exists with the sale of tobacco. When you look at a pack of cigarettes, you may see "Smoking kills. It's your choice." I believe that Spurlock has proved that McDonald's is guilty. At the end of one month, Spurlock got fat. He had gained around 25 lbs! That's not a normal result. McDonald's has never admitted guilt, but after this movie, the “Super Size” menu had disappeared. It might seem like fun to go to McDonald's, but when you become obese, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases. Obesity is the second cause of mortality in the US. All the massive publicity that McDonald produces is little more than brainwashing. We can't force people to stop eating fast food, but there should be sufficient warnings as well as restrictions on advertising with children as an audience.