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Should Shrek be Dropped as Anti-Obesity Spokesperson?

It is being reported that a children’s advocacy group wants the Department of Health and Human Services to oust Shrek, everyone's favorite ogre, from his role as spokesman spokesogre for an anti-obesity drive.

In the ad campaign, Shrek and his fellow characters urge children to exercise at least an hour a day. The spokesperson says Shrek is perfect for the role as he shows that you don't have to be perfectly fit to be healthy and active. The problem lies in that Shrek the Third, which opens May 18 (yipee!), has promotional deals with dozens of food products, including Mars Inc.’s Snickers and M&M’s candy; PepsiCo Inc.’s Sierra Mist drink; and Kellogg Co.’s Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts, Cheez-Its and Keebler cookies. All these unhealthy choices kind of go against the idea of being healthy, right? To see a commercial, go here.

What do you guys think?


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