Explore an issue presented in the documentary affecting contemporary society
From viewing the documentary Super size me I have realized how obesity is such a horrible disease and is rapidly becoming more popular. In the United States of America obesity is nothing out of the ordinary. The second most preventable disease behind smoking is obesity and it is a very easy fix. An issue presented to viewers in the documentary is obesity.
Obesity in America causes 400 000 deaths per year. Obesity is described to be when a person is grossly fat and overweight. More than 25 million American adults have diabetes. America needs to be careful about the food they eat and the nutrition that they put into their bodies. One in four Americans visit a fast food restaurant daily. McDonalds alone operates 30 000 restaurants in the United States. Morgan Spurlock the creator and star of Super Size Me presented the idea of obesity in his documentary showing us just how many people are obese and over weight and how so many people are un aware of the things they are eating. In the old move Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory a character called Augustus was made to portray a very sickly fat child, in the later version of the movie made in the past 10 years the same character is portrayed as a much fatter child ( refer to picture below) . This example goes to show how much weight has become and issue and how much fatter we have got and what people think is fat and skinny. The number of obese people just continues to grow and grow and American people need to be aware of this and stop eating unhealthy food.