Unfortunately the janny menace got to it before there was much drama although it's doesn't appear to be locked yet in case any want to add their 5 cents.
"Just admit you hate fat people" is the catchphrase. Fast food companies obviously don't hate fat people, so there's no problem.
Yes, there's too much money influencing influencers. Absolutely a problem. But everyone mentioned in this article is somewhere in the HAES, body liberation, etc world. They don't mention dietitians that take money from Noom or WW or other diet companies. Which feels fricked up, since I'd bet there's WAY more diet industry money in dietetics than there is food company money.
this article pissed me off. there is no nuance. i follow one of the RDs who made a sponsored aspartame post and the other things she promotes are things like salmon, grapefruit, and sausage, ffs, and is always SUPER clear about what posts are ads. if anything this is a reminder to be media literate, make sure you read the caption, think critically, but also a lot of these dieticians provide excellent content -- are we supposed to just have them do that for free?!
Yup! My partner actually knows that RD fairly well. She turns down sponsorship opportunities daily because she doesn't believe in them
"I'd bet there's WAY more diet industry money in dietetics than there is food company money."
I'm curious about that. Is that a blind bet or do you have some insight? The food companies absolutely SWAMP the diet industry on every other spending metric.