Meet the nicotine addicted fast food coming to a TV near you! The Coalition on Food Advertising to Children’s “Shamburger” ads depict a cigarette smoking man in a hamburger suit showing up on a suburban doorstep to visit “little Nicholas” (presumably to chat about how great hamburgers are). Nicholas’ daddy then beats hamburger man up and throws him out on the street. Message: fast food and nicotine bad, violence good.

This is what they say: “Young children can’t tell the difference between tv ads and regular programming, and don’t have the cognitive skills to question sales messages. CFAC commissioned this viral ad to lobby the Australian Government to ban junk food advertising to kids.”

What do you think?

Peter Fray

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