I absolutely adore the movie, Shrek. Honestly, though: Who doesn't? Of course, Puss in Boots is my hero, but I am sure you already jumped to that conclusion without my help. The series is extremely helpful in advocating for animal rights and equality between the species.
Imagine my surprise then when I found out that Health and Human Services were using Shrek in an anti-obesity campaign.
Isn't this what you humans call an oxymoron?
He's a big, green ogre. He's hardly svelte.
Was Mighty Mouse's or Rocky the Squirrel's calendar completely booked?
Further imagine the look on my face when I found out The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood wants Shrek to be removed as the spokesperson, stating that the big fellah "promotes junkfood" by talking about treats and snacks and even doing a spoof on Happy Meals.
To both sides of this intense and heated debate, I have this to say:
1. If you truly cared about what kids were watching, why not take a look at cable television? Truly: I thought everyone knew cable was the devil for children.
2. I think you've made a gross error in labeling Shrek a spokesperson. He's a spokesogre. I smell lawsuit.
3. If it's that easy to get a job promoting healthy living, why not sign me up? I eat the same hooplah everyday, I sleep 13 hours out of a 24 hour day, and I get about 15 minutes exercise walking from the bed to the food bowl. I'm just as good a pick as Shrek, don't you think?