Altered image of child under fire in anti-obesity campaign
An anti-obesity campaign is coming under fire for changing a photoPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
(KTNV) -- A new anti-obesity campaign is coming under fire for a picture that it is using.
The goal of the campaign is to help kids become healthier by cutting out sugar.
But, a stock photo that is being used in the campaign is being criticized.
The photograph was doctored to make the girl in the photo appear fat.
The caption reads" "Sugary drinks like juice, sports drinks and soda can cause obesity. Choose milk and water instead."
The ad was intended to show parents the real-life consequences of obesity and what effect sugar can have on a child.
But critics say that the ad agency went too far by using Photoshop to make a perfectly health child look obese.
Photoshopping ads is nothing new. It happens to models all the time.
But, some parents say it should not be done with photos of children.
Good Morning America will have more on this today after Good Morning Las Vegas.