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Old 09-20-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default What do you think of athletes that advertise junk food and/or soda?

I think it's irresponsible and gives children a false impression. Shame on athletes who do that.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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I think it's irresponsible and gives children a false impression. Shame on athletes who do that.
are you telling me that olympians dont eat mcdonalds three times a day? No!

meh, its a little irresponsible but, frankly, its not like gatorade or vitamin water are actually good for you either. Is it irresponsible to act like underarmor clothing gives you a distinct competitive edge?
all advertising is irresponsible. otherwise they wouldnt have to hoodwink people into purchasing their product.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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i don't see a moral issue with any advertising. maybe that makes me don draper, but i don't care.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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Vitamin Water is great. When you first wake up and you feel like shit, Vitamin Water will help kick start the day with vitamins.

Underarmor vests are great. Maybe not complete competitive edge, but complete comfortable edge.
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i don't see a moral issue with any advertising. maybe that makes me don draper, but i don't care.
what about this ad campaign?

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Old 09-20-2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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it's the kind of ad that is effective at briefly raising awareness or curiosity, mostly among wealthy people or adopting white folks, through an appeal to sentimentality and right of life arguments. but it's not something that will inspire action or purchase (or in this case, black adoption/prevention of black abortion through interest in adopting a black kid).

it's not clear from the ad that the movement seeks to do anything other than prevent abortion. i figured it was just a racial-tinted anti-abortion ad, but i went to the website just to clarify what they are about so i could respond to you properly.

it doesn't get into 'shock value' territory but it's obvious pandering for a cause the organization believes in. even the "average" people who are targeted by this ad shrug this kind of thing off pretty quickly in my experience. a hard-hitting ad doesn't stick with a consumer as long as a subtle one.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:03 PM   #7
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Default Re: What do you think of athletes that advertise junk food and/or soda?

The whole save the innocents protect the children angle doesn't stick with me. Its a way for them to attack something they don't like so that the mass of people won't question the reasoning behind it. Instead of the argument being I think I have the right to tell you what to eat and what you can sell and to whom and how much. You get to be a crusader protecting the innocent from bad people.

Regardless screw peoples fat ugly kids. Kids don't have money and they aren't dieing from nachos in the first place.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:12 PM   #8
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Default Re: What do you think of athletes that advertise junk food and/or soda?

can't hate on people for getting paid
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:23 PM   #9
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i think in the eu there is some kind of restrictions on public figures and celebrities advertising unhealthy foods
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:40 PM   #10
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Default Re: What do you think of athletes that advertise junk food and/or soda?

I was talking about this the other day. Every pro sporting event is sponsored by beer and fast food.



They should post a warning that says, "If you want to guarantee you never become a pro athlete, just eat and drink this crap."
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:41 PM   #11
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I agree, as a pro athlete they should set a better example for the kids. They need their role models.
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Default Re: What do you think of athletes that advertise junk food and/or soda?

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meh, its a little irresponsible but, frankly, its not like gatorade or vitamin water are actually good for you either..

Real Talk Booze?
Cause that's been my hangover remedy for a while now...
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:50 PM   #13
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Default Re: What do you think of athletes that advertise junk food and/or soda?

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I agree, as a pro athlete they should set a better example for the kids. They need their role models.

Why should someone who is getting paid millions to play a game set a better example than anyone else in a child's life?

I could care less what an athlete is hawkin' in some advertisement. How I see, they can get their money however they like it.

All I ask of athletes (professional and amateur) is to provide me with some entertainment. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:52 PM   #14
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Default Re: What do you think of athletes that advertise junk food and/or soda?

I don't see it as a moral issue but I do hate how dudes like Michael Phelps or Bron and Dwight Howard advertise McDonalds as the choice of champions or whatever the slogan is as if McDonalds fuels their bodies to become rock hard.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:52 PM   #15
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Oh so the athletes are responsible for childhood obesity? Not the parents that continue to shovel garbage down their children's throats. Gotcha.
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