Phelps is Grrrreeeaaattt!

August 21, 2008 at 10:05 am (Food, Random) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Ok I know that title is bad, but it fits. Michael Phelps is going to be appearing on a box of Frosted Flakes. He should since he probably eats like 6 bowls of it a day. Health experts are freaking out though seeing as how Frosted Flakes isn’t the most healthy alternative of breakfast cereals out there. Rebecca Solomon of Mount Sinai Medical Center says “I would rather see him promoting Fiber One. I would rather see him promoting oatmeal. I would even rather see him promoting Cheerios.” Eeww why would a 23-year-old Olympic gold medalist want to support Fiber One? Promoting that seems to me like he would be saying “Yay it keeps me regular cuz I’m old.” I mean he may look like a monkey, but he’s not old. Besides look at him splashing in the water when he wins. Doesn’t his crazy expression remind you of Tony the Tiger punching the air?

Also, I don’t think that the health experts should be blaming Michael Phelps for “supporting” childhood obesity just because he’s appearing on one slightly unhealthy thing. I mean for goodness sake, he coudl’ve supported Cookie Crisps or something. These health experts didn’t bother to mention how Phelps is trying to get more kids interested in swimming. Gee, I wonder if that couldn’t help to cut down the fat little kiddies. Parents need to take more responsibility for their kid’s food anyways and stop spoiling them with McDonalds every day.

Edit: Here’s the prototype for the box. Enjoy 😀 .

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2 Comments

  1. Matthew said,

    Seriously, stop blaming good marketing for your 200 lb 5 year old and stop feeding them crap. They will only eat what you give them, they can’t go to Burger King on their own, if you give them carrots they will eat carrots, if not right away when they’re hungry enough. Oh wow, there is a cartoon character on this box and my child will throw a tantrum because I don’t discipline them regurlarly, so I better buy it and let them eat whatever they want, damn those marketing people, making my children fat, damn them… oh shiny *wander*.

  2. greencs said,

    lol besides I wouldn’t exactly think that Phelps would be marketing to that young of a crowd. I’d have to say tweens and up since they’d all be massively crushing on his oddly monkey-like face. When I was little I didn’t have a clue who was in the Olympics and it was more like “aww Tony isn’t on the box this time.”

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