Forty Percent of TV Ads Hawk Junk Food!

Written by Pointer

Friday, 30 March 2007


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Advertisers bury children in sugar

In an America that has declared war on childhood obesity, media experts have found that two out of five ads on child-targeted programming sells junk foods.

Ad Executive "Chunky" Calliope challenged the finding with a broadside on what he called the overmoralizing of American culture: "These adcritics are getting fat on some puritanical streak in the Neo-ChristCon Right-wing! What happened to the American worship of the good life? We are the Hugh Hefner's of the food industry. Playboy liberated American sexual ethics and our barrage of sugar, fat and fun is spreading the liberation to the 21st century kid!"

Critics continue to object to advertising creators who sell junk and then go home to children who they are parenting. "How can they be such hypocrites as to jam down the throats of children their juvenile diabetes-ridden poison and then go to the PTA and oppose their own products in the cafeteria and vending machines!" challenged food consumer advocate R Nadir.

In defense of the Ad industry, C Calliope offered this defense: "When the American parent gives up sex and drugs I'll stop using deadly ingredients as a lure to catch their kiddollars!"

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