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Lady Liberty becomes Fat, like Americans. Tom Delay upset.

by James Denison / August 2, 2004 4:28 PM PDT

Could we be getting just a wee bit too "sensitive"? Or is it just because it was in Germany? I thought this ad was kinda funny! Actually, I think it's hilarious. Too bad they bowed to pressure. Lighten up a bit Tom!

The Fat Lady Liberty Statue

Sandwich chain Subway Restaurants Monday said it was ending a promotion at its German franchises that showed an image of a fat Statue of Liberty.

The promotion sparked outrage from a leader in the U.S. Congress.

At issue was a tray liner at Subway's German franchises promoting the documentary "Super Size Me," which links the U.S. fast-food industry, particularly Subway rival McDonald's Corp. to America's obesity epidemic.

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Re: Lady Liberty becomes Fat, like Americans. Tom Delay upse
by Evie / August 2, 2004 9:47 PM PDT

While I think it's cute too, and don't think our lawmakers really need to be concerning themselves with ad campaigns abroad, I'm saddened to see this considering that Subway is a CT based American company.

Evie Happy

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Re: Lady Liberty becomes Fat, like Americans. Tom Delay upse
by Mary Kay / August 2, 2004 10:46 PM PDT

Very funny. And we need to take ourselves less seriously over here.We keep thinking we are the perfect people and can do no wrong. Let's get real,
If there was ever a bad habit we've done it. Heck we probably invented it.We know there is a weight problem here and we know it's our own fault. True it's not funny to those that are over weight, maybe they need a little hint to do something about it.

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