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McDONALD'S "DEATH AD": TV SPOT CLAIMS JUNK FOOD KILLS

Posted by: Laurence Harmon on 9/30/2010


There's nothing new (or newsworthy) about a nutritionist, say, who wants people to believe that eating junk food is a significant health risk.  But what about a new TV spot that shows that junk food causes obesity (and other serious health problems), all of which can cause death?

The ad, sponsored by the non-profit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine shows a woman weeping over the dead body of a man--who's clutching a McDonald's burger in a lifeless hand.  In the background an off-key version of the company theme song is playing.  Near the conclusion of the 39-second piece, the signature Golden Arches are drawn over the corpse's feet.  The tagline:  "Tonight Make it Vegetarian."

Here's the Washington Post article with the controversial ad. 

 

 

 

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