Monday, September 28, 2009
7134: Retouching The News.
Looking at the ugly news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Lawmakers in Britain and France are proposing restrictions on advertising that retouches models, citing concerns that girls and women are feeling pressure from viewing the false, idealistic imagery. A British member of Parliament said, “When teenagers and women look at these pictures in magazines, they end up feeling unhappy with themselves.” Forget the ads. Have these morons bothered perusing the editorial spreads in British and French fashion magazines?
• The Obama Chia Pets that were taken off Chicago drugstore shelves after complaints have resurfaced at CVS stores in the city. The creator now claims he recently presented the item to President Obama and did not receive a negative reaction. Um, why is the creator of Chia Pets allowed to get near the President?
• New studies show obesity is now the leading cause of cancer. The National Cancer Institute revealed obesity and being overweight account for up to 14 percent of cancer deaths among U.S. men and 20 percent of cancer deaths among women. Wonder how much longer before Mickey D’s menu items carry warning labels like cigarette packages.