Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wrong On So Many Levels

This obnoxious banner was glaring at me while working out to one of the fitness videos on Spark People's website, which was preceded by an animated image of bacon and jalapeno cheeseburgers:

In case you can't read the small white typeface, it is an ad for White Castle cheeseburgers.

As the little note near the bottom of the ad says, "SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free!" I understand that websites often rely upon advertising to stay afloat. But to promote fast food cheeseburgers on a fitness and nutrition site? Really.


  1. that is messed up. I hate when I am running on the treadmill at the gym and an ad for McDonald's comes on. What a tease. But it makes me run faster.

  2. I should channel that disgust into something more productive like you, 'cuz all I did was give the screen a bunch of middle fingers.

  3. That's pretty stupid. And annoying. When I was on WW, their online site would have adds for food on the top all the time. Like closeups of cupcakes and stuff. UGH!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    You look awesome! Great progress!!

    I hate how diet sites have all these paid ads for food popping up in our faces while we log that we indulged in celery. COME ON!

  5. I feel a protest letter coming on...

  6. I also notice there are a lot of adverts for things like Hydroxy Cut and other dangerous ways to "lose weight fast" in reputable health magazines. We look towards those magazines as ways to encourage and guide us towards our goals of weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Shame on magazines who accept advertisement money from the very companies who seek to destroy our health.