Wednesday, January 26, 2005

McDonald's Obesity Lawsuit Revived

This lawsuit claims that McDonalds used misleading advertising to lure children into eating foods that are fattening and unhealthy. This might be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard, and it really makes me mad that people in the U.S. feel brazen enough to even attempt such a lawsuit. Have people completely stopped taking reponsibility for their own actions? The guys at McDonalds seem to agree with me:

"As we have consistently said, common sense tells you this particular case makes no sense. Today's ruling, which is strictly procedural, simply delays the inevitable conclusion that this case is without merit," McDonald's said.

Anyway, it just makes me furious when people try to abdicate their own responsibilty of their actions, and to place blame on the most conveniant target.