Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!
An Australian interpretation of the text "Supersize Me".
A typical Aussie enjoys the occasional Maccas but within Australian culture McDonald's is seen as a luxury. We don't indulge ourselves in an unhealthy lifestyle unlike the way Americans are presented in "Supersize Me". In the documentary Morgan Spurlock is trying to show to the world what American obesity is like from an Americans point of view. A stereotypical Australian watching the documentary will react in a variety of ways and feel disgusted by the topic. Disgusted by something considered normal in another country is showing the difference in cultures.
The difference in culture is represented through many aspects shown in the documentary. For example; when Spurlock limits himself to a meager amount of 5000 steps a day (or 2 miles) contrasts extremely to the lifestyle of an average Australian. This challenging Australian society because the average amount of steps per day is around 10,000 compared to the 5,000 of an American.
In relation to the diversity in culture, eating quick and fast food generates laziness within people. These people go on to bring up the expanding population and not only does this laziness lead to obesity in the young but it can create lack of knowledge. "Learn to depend upon yourself by doing things in accordance with your own way of thinking." - Grenville Kleiser. Leaving food choices to the media really falls back onto your mental capacity, thus creating a like minded group of lazy, obese people. If this is what America is aiming for let it be but Australians would still be quite happy to settle for a homemade steak on the barbie.