Last Sunday, on the rare occasion that I get to watch TV, I caught this gem of a commercial. It’s probably been around for quite awhile but either being vegan gives me instant blinders from such material or I’ve been living under a rock.
Oh, where do I even begin? This commercial made me laugh and cry at the same time. Let me sum up my feelings in 280 characters or less.
What this company is doing is called HEALTHWASHING. Shame on you, Century
Healthwashing – what is it? This is when a product, typically food, is marketed as healthier than it actually is, with references in advertisements and on packaging to health-boosting ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics. Companies and groups position themselves as leaders in the crusade forward to good health while engaging in practices that may be contributing to our poor health. (source)
tuna = healthy
Century Tuna hotdog = healthy
Thank God it’s made with real tuna, right? That really makes the hotdog healthy, right? Right??