Monday, November 23, 2009

HIgh Fructose Corn Syrup: Toxic, or just pointless and extremely unhealthy?

Some people will try to dismiss the creepiness of this ad by saying that us "crazies" would be making just as big a deal if the makers of HFCS didn't respond to their product's negative reputation. But that misses the point, as the suspicion arises from the type of response offered by the makers of HFCS, not merely the fact that they did respond. In other words, the fact that they chose to use advertising propaganda, rather than an information-rich print ad, or something of that nature, is somewhat disconcerting. I mean, really.. there's barely 10 words spoken in this commercial. It's difficult to see how it could be described as anything but straight propaganda.

And then there's the cheap mind game aspect of it.. how the individual with concerns regarding HFCS is portrayed as a bumbling boob who can't say word 1 when asked what the big deal is. Again, more indication that the makers of this ad are interested not in an open dialogue about their product taking place, but rather, in making people with concerns seem stupid and out of step, socially. This ad is a cheap piece o' bullshit and can only add to people's fears and suspicions of HFCS.

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