Recently I wrote about an insulting commercial that encourages women to ask their doctor about “Julie’s Story” – Julie being the attractive, weight-conscious woman featured in said ad. The commerical insinuates that Julie needs to lose five pounds to be truly fulfilled.(As my huzbond says, “the jeans she bought in grade six just don’t fit anymore”.)
The Globe and Mail recently published a piece that eloquently echoes my anguish. BTW – Julie’s story is about peddling Xenical, a weight loss drug. Surprise, surprise.