Except the message of "SuperSize Me" was NOT that fast food is merely PART of the problem. It was an exploitation film using scare tactic to make fast food seem like the primary culprit. What did that documentary really accomplish?
Did it take down McDonalds and smear its reputation for the better? Are less people eating there now? Hell no.
Did it teach how to intelligently and responsibly plan healthy meals in a variety of contexts, including when you're "forced" to eat fast food. Absolutely not. He went out of his way to eat the worst things.
Did it entertain? Very cheaply at best. Like watching people eat bugs or pig's testicles on "Fear Factor."
So what was the point? What was the message? I don't need to watch this disgusting shit for 100 min to know that eating like that WILL MAKE ANYBODY FATTER.
Exactly. So why make retarded ass documentary drilling this notion into the ground considering only the worst case scenario? Scare tactic is not going to change that fact either.
I personally hate this argument, especially if coming from one who has never stepped foot in europe. Americans in european setting would also lose muscle, start smoking, and become malnourished and shorter on average. They are not better for it. One thing that's lacking in both worst case scenarios is TAKING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT YOU INGEST. BTW, Europe has McDonalds as well. So you're argument falls short there.