Stephen Wacker thinks Girl Scout cookies are a problem
Given the obesity epidemic in the US, can we all agree that these Girl Scouts and their delicious cookies are the enemies of America?
— Stephen Wacker (@StephenWacker) March 15, 2013
No. People concerned about obesity should be responsible for themselves and prove they're capable of refraining from eating what they don't think is healthy, and besides, what if the Girl Scouts use healthier ingredients than most other pastry companies for their cookies? (This article says they make them trans-fat free.) Funny that he suggests the Girl Scouts USA are a problem but not bigger companies like Keebler and Hershey; the Scouts are way too easy a target. And the way he implies the Scouts are "enemies" isn't very respectable either. Why, did it even occur to him that they're running a business just like the comics company he's working for?
Maybe Wacker just hasn't noticed, but if this NYT article is correct, obesity rates have declined since 2000. There may still be some distance to go before the situation really becomes better again, but for now, it may be a sign that people did wake up to the hazards of obesity.
Wacker might also want to remember the famous line from Spider-Man's beginnings: "With great power must come great responsibility". It applies to everybody, including people concerned about their health, and even Wacker too.
Update: it appears it was really a joke Wacker was making. Some jokes are difficult for me to identify. Clearly, I have to try harder.