Controversial McDonald’s Commercial, by PCRM
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) launched recently a controversial McDonald’s commercial in order to continue their fight against junk food. The commercial can be viewed in the above embedded YouTube video. It shows a dead man, holding a half-eaten McDonald’s hamburger in his right hand. Next to him stays his mourning wife and someone from the morgue staff. Memos like ‘I was lovin’ it ‘ and ‘Tonight, make it vegetarian’, displayed towards the end of the commercial, add to the controversy.
PCRM motivated the goal of this commercial. They explained that they aim to educate population in preventing High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and Obesity problems. Dr. Susan Levin, PCRM’ s nutrition education director, says:
‘It’s time to tackle the district’s heart disease problem head-on. A moratorium on new fast-food restaurants could be a critically important step toward fighting this epidemic’
Other PCRM specialist add that even products that one would consider healthy, like salads, are
‘high in calories, fat, and sodium,’
as McDonald’s menus offer
‘almost no healthful choices.’
McDonald’s chose to response to this attack by posting a reply on its website:
‘This commercial is outrageous, misleading and unfair to all consumers. McDonald’s trusts our customers to put such outlandish propaganda in perspective, and to make food and lifestyle choices that are right for them.’
However, Dr. Levin added:
‘Half of the natural deaths registered in the U.S. are caused by cardiovascular diseases. These diseases which can be prevented. McDonald’s earn millions of U.S. Dollars selling products which contribute to early death, caused by hearth disease or type 2 diabetes.’
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