'Why oh why won't these plebs eat locally sourced, organic, vegan anti-capitalist healthy stuff!?' they wail.
It must all be an evil plot by corporations! They brainwash our children! This is entirely the fault of capitalism! Thank goodness my cosmopolitan, white middle class friends and I are so smart that we can see past the corporations' evil stare and mind-numbing advertisements. Now we must protect the poor people's children! They are so fat! Fat is disgusting! Look at this fat child!
Well, apart from the fact that it doesn't add up, and young people who eat at McDonald's every day weigh less than those who don't. In fact, it's pretty much inverse proportional - people who went to McDonald's more frequently weighed less.
So stop with the lame anti-capitalist bullshit and using pictures of children's bodies to push an agenda. Ironically anti-McDonald's people who complain about fat children and say how gross they are yadda yadda tend to be the exact same ones who also use skinny models' and celebrities' bodies to push the same anti-capitalist agenda!
Adbusters (a perfect example of this kind of dreadful mindset, and also the source of the above "anti-consumerism" pictures) interestingly has this poster on its site, in the midst of a big load of anti-Nike propaganda
YEAH! DAMN CONFORMIST NIKE SHOES! IF YOU WANT TO BE A NON-CONFORMIST, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY BUY THESE RECYCLED TYRE AND HEMP ONES FROM OUR STORE, FOR $110.
WHAT DO YOU WANT, ANTI-CAPITALISTS!? For us to be thin? fat? Buy shoes? Not buy shoes?What?!
Oh right, ok. You want everyone to be you
The sorts of people who genuinely believe that because they are so virulently anti-capitalist and anti-corporation etc that they are infallible and wonderful people, when actually all they are is sneering snobs who despise “the little people” every bit as much as they loathe McDonald’s and Nike and other corporations. They despise them supposedly for “doing as they’re told” by advertising, but what they really despise them for is for not doing as they’re told by these upper middle class, smug bores.