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Ban Fast Food… err, We Meant Fast Food Advertisements

“KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Malaysia's health ministry is considering a ban on fast food advertisements because the meals they promote are considered "silent killers", the Star newspaper reported on Saturday.”

The health ministry said they want to send a strong signal to the consumers. They do not allow advertising for cigarettes and liquor, and in their opinion, fast food should be treated in the same way as alcohol.

Wow.

That -- is BIG news. Are they finally awakening from the fast food dreamland and realising its evilness, or are they simply jumping on the bandwagon – since the US and the UK are already moving towards that direction – thinking that this is the way to fight against evil?

Whether fast food is equally evil as cigarettes, what good would it do by banning the adverts, while these fast food outlets are still out there? Are you going to chain these consumers and not let them get in there?

Because that’s the easiest way out. If they don’t see it being advertised, they won’t know that they want to consume it.

But if they do not want the consumers to buy cigarettes, liquor, and fast food, why don’t they just ban the selling of these products?

Of course we can't do that. They bring in lots of tax and profit to the country.


If these things are evil, why are they still being manufactured and sold legally?

Of course they have to be manufactured and sold. They bring in lots of tax and profit to the country.


Are the advertisements THE thing we should blame? Fine. Those working in advertising can prepare to pack their bags, whilst those in the tobacco and fast food industry get to keep their jobs.

Of course they will keep their jobs. They bring in lots of tax and profit to the country.


Beats me.

Well, every screw-up needs a scapegoat. In this case, conveniently blame the advertising. When are human beings going to understand, that to tackle a problem, they will have to first identify the roots?

Oh by the way there is a landmine in the area. We shall not tell the people about it, or they might step onto it and get blown up.

Ha. Ha.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Yea, i thought the ban was ridiculous. and as usual, the ad industry has to bear the brunt.

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