AFTER BIKINI BAN, THE WRATH OF KHAN JUNKS JUNK FOOD ADS – Maybe:
Junk food advertising could be banned across the entire Transport for London (TfL) network, City Hall has announced.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says he wants to tackle the “ticking time bomb” of child obesity in the capital.
If the proposal is approved, adverts for “unhealthy food and drink” will be banned on the London Underground, Overground, buses and bus shelters.
I would say that this is the only ticking bomb that Khan is interested in tackling, but that would unfair (albeit mildly amusing).
Two years ago, the World’s Best Lord Mayor has banned ads that promote “unrealistic or unhealthy” body image (skinny people) because “no one’s confidence or body image should be undermined by ads on our public transport”. This two pronged attack on advertising basically translates to: we don’t want you to eat junk food, but we also don’t want you to see what you might look like if you stop eating junk food.
London now outperforms New York in murder stakes, stabbings and acid attacks are rampant, and the police is busy chasing hateful tweets. But at least the commuters are not assaulted by the sight of size 10 models and cheeseburgers.