Last year, war was declared on McDonald’s Happy Meals and their toys. These meals are so dangerous and exploitative of children we were told that government simply must get involved. Nowhere was this nanny state silliness more on display than in San Francisco, where that city’s activist board of supervisors banned Happy Meals and other kids meals.
But the action isn’t sitting well with many, including California Lieutenant Governor-elect and Gavin Newsom (D), who feel that the city’s “agenda of food justice” is ill-conceived. “Parents, not politicians,” said Newsom in an interview with CNN late last year while mayor of San Francisco, “should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money.”
But we simply can’t do a better job at pointing out the absurdities of this misguided crusade than Aasif Mandvi did in this excerpt from a recent episode of The Daily Show.