Beyonce and Pepsi: The Unfortunate Deal
Work is a great place to bounce ideas off of coworkers and share thoughts on current issues. Although Beyonce did a great job of performing at the 2013 Inauguration, we were talking about a much different subject relating to the popstar.
The general consensus did not agree with Beyonce taking up a deal with a company that essentially participates in obesity, by manufacturing sugary drinks. By looking at Beyonce's post-baby body, it's obvious that soda is not a part of her daily diet and exercise regiment. Bloggers slammed her for lending her star powered image to a refreshment that does not promote a positive lifestyle. I have to say that I agree.
This push for limitations on rights outraged my coworkers because they believe a small limitation such as this can lead to bigger ones that seriously effect our way of life. They argued that it's not the business of state or federal lawmakers to determine how much of anything the American people can consume. This lead us back to Beyonce, and her endorsement of Pepsi products. I believe lending her influential image to a company that makes sugary refreshment isn't a positive for her young fans. I'm talking about the impressionable youth, that see her image on a can of soda and choose to drink only that soda because of this reason. Yes, parents are responsible for teaching and helping their children make healthy choices. Parents also have to provide for their children, so they may not be there to correct any and every mistake their child makes.
No matter what we think, Beyonce and Pepsi are laughing all the way to the bank.