Sheesh! The nannies among us never stop. The latest example is an ad campaign out in California trying to get people to eat healthier food. They’re resorting to photoshopping pictures of children to make them look obese or something. I don’t know what to make of the image above. Some people think it’s racist because it makes her look darker. I don’t know, I think her cheeks, forehead and fingers look lighter. All they did is make her look slightly ghoulish and chubby, not exactly frighteningly obese.
Sponsors of a campaign that’s drawing ire say it’s meant to educate parents and create change since pictures of healthy, smiling kids don’t really work in targeting obesity.
This is one before and after Photoshop job that’s not going down too well.
First 5 California has been doing anti-obesity campaigns for years, hoping to inculcate healthy food habits among parents. This year, the government-funded early childhood program went a step further and Photoshopped images of kids to make them appear bigger than they normally were.
“It was intended to show parents the real-life consequences of obesity and what sugar can do to our children’s lives,” said First 5 spokesperson Lindsay Van Laningham. “The ads have just started going up in a series of convenience stores in certain parts of the state where it’s hard to get access to healthy food … areas deemed ‘food deserts.’” (Read More)
Oh, the food deserts again. They were created by the government, by the way. Another product of central planning and the so-called “war on poverty.” They should have called it the “war for poverty” because all it did was make more people impoverished. Anyway, if you or your kids have a higher than acceptable BMI beware, the enviro-kooks aren’t happy with you.
Let’s not forget that the climate change wankers have also subsumed the obesity problem under their banner, and blame fat people for “climate change”, killing polar bears, “polluting” the air, and want to force fat people to eat less by government law.
Ah well, with the government keeping records of our phone calls, internet activity, and even our credit card transactions, it’s just a matter of time before they come up with some scheme to eradicate this problem. It won’t work, of course, but they’ll be able to tell us they were doing something. In the mean time they’ll just stigmatize the kids out there with chubby cheeks and subject them to all sorts of bullying and ostracizing. They probably figure that’s okay, since they’re making us all wards of the state when it comes to our health care. Might as well start shaming people now for their poor health choices. They’ve been doing it to smokers for decades. Welcome to the club, my full figured friends.