Saturday, September 3, 2005
Morgan Spurlock is a Fraud... 'Super Size Me'? Super Size Me All The Time
Last year I posted how I thought Morgan Spurlock's documentary, "Super Size Me," was full of crap. From a person that at times ate 2-3 McDonald's sandwiches for lunch while maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels, I knew Spurlock was setting up his results for the most dramatic effect.
Now there is proof of this and results from the other side. Soso Whaley, a New Hampshire woman, says she lost 37 pounds from eating just McDonald's. Awesome.
Inspired by the documentary "Super Size Me," Merab Morgan decided to give a fast-food-only diet a try. The construction worker and mother of two ate only at McDonald’s for 90 days — and dropped 37 pounds in the process.
It was a vastly different outcome than what happened in the documentary to filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who put on 30 pounds and saw his health deteriorate after 5,000 calories a day of nothing but McDonald’s food.
Morgan, from Henderson, N.C., thought the documentary had unfairly targeted the world’s largest restaurant company, implying that the obese were victims of a careless corporate giant. People are responsible for what they eat, she said, not restaurants. The problem with a McDonald’s-only diet isn’t what’s on the menu, but the choices made from it, she said. (full article)