Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

Exploiting Kids with Obesity for Political Mudslinging

August 17, 2021 — Nothing rankles quite so much as exploiting kids living with obesity for raw political purposes. Right now, a conservative group is using  images of kids with obesity in a campaign against companies that speak out on voting rights. In this case, they are targeting Coca-Cola with political attack ads, calling the company Woka-Cola. But to […]

Fitness Ad or Hostage Video? Hard to Say

December 4, 2019 —   We feel vindicated. Presently, the price for watching video streams is exposure to a troubling Peloton fitness ad. Over and over again. Sure, it’s an ad. But if you turn off the sound, it looks more like a hostage video than a sales pitch. To our sensibilities, it’s creepy. The Cultural Conversation It turns […]

Disgusting Advertising

August 18, 2014 — Disgusting advertising featuring “grabbable guts” and “toxic fat” will be served up to people in the state of Victoria, Australia, starting this week. There’s nothing subtle about this advertising. The call to action is simple: “eating less and moving more every day.” Australia is rapidly catching up with the U.S. in the obesity derby, so […]

The Best and Worst of Childhood Obesity Ads

June 14, 2013 — This week brings a couple of solid reminders of just how bad and how good childhood obesity ads can be. On the awful end of the spectrum, we have First 5 California running an ad with a little girl made fat through “creepy photoshopping,” in the words of author and blogger Marilyn Wann. First 5 […]