Fast-Food Advertising Deceives Americans to Obesity With every precious tick of the clock, an American rushes to perform yet another task in a day with a meager 24 hours.
With all the activity encompassed within these hours, many aspects of life are neglected.
But practically everyone knows that junk food isn't very good for you.
Junk food tastes goods; it's easy, fast and good for cravings.
Students lead busy lives and often forget about an upcoming deadline.
Then, suddenly, a thought comes into their mind, one that you might have had yourself and more than once, “I need to get my homework done, but I have no time for it!
In an attempt to adequately nourish themselves, Americans have fallen victim to seductive fast-food advertising that falsely leads them to believe that fast-food is healthy; this is an unconscionable misrepresentation on the part of the advertisers and thus should be punished. "Advertising," the San Francisco Chronicle says, "is meant too woo the consumer.
The fast food industry uses images of crisp green lettuce, juicy red tomatoes, and crunchy nutritious onions in its advertisements to lure the hungry American off their couch and into fast-food restaurants".
This unabashed seduction of the mouth and eyes, coupled with endorsements of celebrities (Britney Spears for Mc Donalds, BB King for Burger King, etc.), leads Americans to fast-food restaurants in droves.
Since the late 1970s, notes the Anchorage Daily News, "fast food consumption has risen over 15%.