If your young children are overweight, whose fault is it? I expect that even in a society like ours where people are averse to taking responsibility for anything, most people will answer, “Me!” But in California (where else?) there is a woman named Monet Parham who is claiming that McDonald’s is responsible for her children’s poor diet.
It seems that McDonald’s employees came to Parham’s house, tied her up, and force-fed her kids French fries, milkshakes, and Big Macs.
Just kidding! Actually, McDonald’s engaged in “predatory advertising” by offering toys with Happy Meals. The gall of those corporate villains! As you can imagine, this poor woman had no choice but to drive to McDonald’s multiple times, buy the pernicious Happy Meals, and watch helplessly as her children ate every last calorie. Otherwise, her kids might have pouted. The horror!
Fortunately, a public-spirited organization called the Center for Science in the Public Interest stands ready with a team of lawyers to file a class action suit on behalf of this woman and all the other victims of Grimace and the Hamburglar.
If Monet Parham, who is a professional advocate for eating vegetables, can’t withstand the McDonald’s juggernaut, how can any of us? I mean, her involvement in a lawsuit of this kind isn’t the least bit suspicious or anything. We must act now before our kids all end up looking like Eric Cartman. To arms!