Jamie Oliver who is a popular chef and making dishes which are easy to make and healthy too. His #AdEnough campaign has been lobbying for a sugar tax which would increase the prices of fatty, sugary junk food. If put into effect, the sugar tax would jack up the prices of junk food in hopes of promoting healthier eating and better cooking practices. Oliver told MPs- “This is a tax for good; this is a tax for love; this is designed to protect and give to the most disadvantaged communities”. However, a lot of people don’t think the same way.
According to the Sun, One of his dessert dishes is “Cookies and Cream” which is a drink served in a chocolate cup, which contains 46 spoons of sugar, a whopping six times the daily recommended amount. With the sheer amount of dishes he has, it’s unsurprising that he has sugary desserts. This was not the only fact people took issue with.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been on a crusade to tax fatty and sugary junk food, which he said will help disadvantaged communities – but not everyone agrees
The name of his campaign is #AdEnough, which seeks to change the way junk food is advertised to children. Oliver has taken his cause to TV and can be seen in commercials saying, “I’m asking is it appropriate to advertise food that is high in salt, fat and sugar to children at prime time when obesity is crippling the NHS?” The NHS is the U.K.’s health service, one of Oliver’s claims is that obesity is costing taxpayers, due to related medical issues.
Twitter user Ketty Hopkins wrote a thread, that has since gone viral, which explains exactly why the tax would harm lower-income communities rather than help them.
Many found Oliver’s words and campaign to be hypocritical
And one Twitter user pointed out how, if he succeeded, it would harm the communities he claimed to help
Ketty Hopkins shared her own experience and harsh reality by growing up in a low- income family and why healthy eating was not always an option.