Georgia's Controversial Anti-Obesity Ads
New PSA designed to shock viewers
- Duration 4:53
- Date Jan 4, 2012
New PSA designed to shock viewers
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-- -- seen the shocking in your face public service announcements when it comes to things like smoking.
And drug use remember the brain frying an -- all of those trappings of the critics -- Are crying foul over a new PSA that is targeting childhood obesity saying that they are nothing short of fat shaming.
Take a look.
And doctor says they have something called hypertension.
I'm really scared.
And when I -- school because -- the end decades he got me.
-- -- -- My -- and it.
I'm very powerful.
Joined now by Mimi Roth is with the national action against obesity and -- -- who is a mom blogger -- -- thank.
I think these children RD feel ostracized and I think you're left with saying after watching it.
Where's the information where's the tools where the police forces I think as a parent has to start at home.
You know when your child has a problem and you have to to start eating intriguing and getting a better lifestyle for your family these ads just like the smoking at it was so -- -- that I found myself turn the channel how productive is not.
Productive look what has happened is -- I mean people those on the -- that if you -- barely smoke anymore at least you know.
It that I can tell they have got a couple things here yet one thing you've got backwards people don't know that their children are overweight.
We don't even recognize our own obesity let's let that our children's study after study shows that so that is a big problem people are not recognizing the problem the children problem and himself and second -- This -- ostracize child.
These commercials give these children a platform to speak out and say -- America hey mommy -- daddy you are killing me you are making me sick.
And guess what people this is a form of child abuse.
It -- hard to make -- child fat you really botched the job good metabolism is fast a -- will ever be and yet we're making them fat.
Because why because -- drinking water no because they're exercising enough.
No because they're eating and properly now so we've got to take it seriously and I applaud the state of Georgia my hometown for doing the right thing because we shouldn't turn the channel we don't like the truth we've got to fix the -- is this experience.
It's I have purposely not been overweight -- my entire family.
Is morbidly obese I have watched growing up.
That that obesity really -- and and if we don't take it's yours indicates is that yes.
They've got a lifetime of weight and health problems ahead of them we gave them that that was -- -- what that was and what I want I actually think they're very effective.
Because they're shocking and sometimes I think it takes that.
You know it's heartbreaking to watch sees as but if if you are in the situation in -- -- comes across your television -- time I think.
Me and it's very uncomfortable that's what people -- turned -- channel because you know who it's really -- Mommy and daddy guess what there's only one advocate for the child -- that child's parent and if you don't like what it's saying it's making you feel that you to look inside yourself and ask you.
You can push back on industry and its right to push back -- industry to be transparent be honest with what's in the product so I know -- -- feeding my children but ultimately.
You and if you're the one.
One thing to say you know we we need information I think there are you know a lot of programs in schools in a Michelle Obama has been had.
Is leading an effort to it didn't bring more awareness to this but it almost feels like.
I think that that -- you know -- -- ignorant parents you don't realize that your -- -- yeah I think you look we're here and thank god you got it you are there are other places doctors nutritionists dietitians where you can go as a -- make the step I don't think we need it.
Yeah I'll helmet yeah hit rock bottom long hand and I don't hit rock bottom moment.
Then you don't stop drinking I -- Secret in the medical field dismiss this isn't physicians have little to no nutrition training so there are few places to go but you know what.
You -- talking about it -- We know basically the kidney at least an hour if not more exercise -- -- we noticed they're healthy and over the age of two they're supposed to drink water not she is not soda not flavored milk.
But water it's free and available to everyone.
So it's not about not being able to afford it we just simply aren't doing right by these children and we do have a basic information on so tired.
-- excuses because it's.
B app it'll be its embassy if it's effective because at that the ultimate goal and you know nobody want to see.
People coming into your home and telling you how to act how to run your life but I I will be interested to see if it.
All those kids we are gonna pay the price the diet a diet obesity is what we should be calling it diabetes and obesity that's for -- kids are heading and we're paying the bill was exactly -- -- so there's nothing you're right you're right so maybe this will be trigger thank you very much -- but it's not is always take care.
All right -- the Pentagon.