Food & Health

Shame on You: Fat Discrimination and the Food Industry

Launching its new ‘one brand’ strategy, Coca-Cola’s advert tells you to “choose happiness”. It shows you images of sportspeople, activists, friends and lovers, all of them in celebratory mood. They are different sexes, ages, ethnicities and abilities. It is a panorama of diversity. But none of them look fat. The slender body is dominant.

The advert ends by showing you the different varieties of Coke you can buy; some with lots of sugar in them, some with less.

Acworth GA restored Coke Mural A. Photo by Brent Moore