I would like to point out right at the get go that I am not overweight. I would say that I am too thin actually. I feel the need to get this out of the way because when discussing the topic of weight people tend to get up in arms and I feel it’s better to just say what I am rather than try to see how it is for someone who is dealing with weight issues.
Now that we have that taken care of, let me say that Morgan Spurlock is an idiot. Mr. Spurlock is the star/director/writer/producer (he didn’t do the music apparently) of the acclaimed 2004 documentary Super Size Me. Though you most likely know, the film is showing what the effects are of eating McDonalds every meal for 30 days. Well, what happened to our dear Morgan? He died of course.
No. He didn’t die. But he did gain weight and his health went downhill and he was kind of a grouch and just an overall unpleasant person. If you’re anything like me you’re probably mouthing “no shit”. Of course eating fast food for every meal for 30 days straight is a bad a idea.
The goal of his documentary was to show that McDonalds is unhealthy and should be compared to tobacco companies; something that is complete shit to me. He’s the deal, while people may say that McDonalds is addictive, it is not nearly on the same level as cigarettes. And to be completely honest, who cares? In present day America people know that cigarettes are bad. They know the risks (people should have known the risks to begin with. I mean you’re inhaling smoke. Think about it.).
When we look at McDonalds, if people use common sense, they’ll realize that it’s not the healthiest thing to eat. They dip things into burning oil and fry the food. That’s not healthy. But who cares? It’s not meant to be healthy. Just like smoking is not meant to be healthy.
I don’t get why this movie generated anything other than a roll of the eyes and a shrug. It was just some guy trying to prove a point that everyone should have already known. But it was eaten up because he was going after a big business and making them seem like they were out to get you. This is shown at the end of the film where he poses the question: Who do you want to see go first, you or them? This question is asked while a cartoon tombstone is shown on the screen with the inscription Ronald McDonald (1954-2012). Yes. That is biting stuff you tool.
It’s also interesting to note that his wife Alexandra penned a cookbook based off the weight loss diet that she used to slim her overinduldging jerk of a boy friend. Thank God she was able to make money off of this episode as well. Should McDonalds get a part of the cut from both of their profits? I mean, if it wasn’t for their food none of this would be possible.
I’m all for people chosing healthy methods of living. I think that is a smart way to live life. But if someone wants to eat themselves to death I don’t mind either. It’s none of my concern. I wish that they wouldn’t, but it’s their choice. I’m not going to blame McDonald because they offer a product that if misused can cause problems. If I did that I would have to blame every drug company who makes a product that some kid overdosed on because they took too much. Or every company that makes firearms because someone used one of their guns to kill someone. Or every corporation that makes alcoholic beverages because someone drank and drove and hurt someone who was completely innocent. All these things suck, but it’s solely the person who was using these products fault, not the product.
And hell, Mcnuggets make me kind of happy. Ever had a bad day and decided to buy yourself a 20 piece? It’s life affirming. So I say thank you, McDonalds. From the bottom of my cholesterol filled heart I thank you.