Can someone tell me why this is acceptable?
I understand obesity, especially in children, is out of control and rising rapidly. I get it. But, since when is making children feel worthless and disgusting for their appearance and weight alone a good way to change it? Growing up, and to this day, I've always struggled with my weight. I'm still scarred by things kids said to me more than ten years ago. When children are young, they are more impressionable, whether it be positive or negative.
And this? It's NOT the right way to get a child to become more active or eat healthier. Some people are actually for these sort of tactics, but not me. Until you've been there, and lived through it, don't assume it's right. Because I've rarely met an overweight person who gets shamed for their appearance go straight to the gym. Normally, it makes you upset, and that's where emotional eating comes in play.
If society accepts this ad campaign ridiculing children, what will they stop at next? Nothing.