Say It Ain’t So Susan Sarandon!

Is anyone else as disappointed as I am in the latest round of milk commercials that are airing on TV?

They feature Susan Sarandon (and others) suggesting that you “Pour One More” serving of milk to be healthy.

Up to this point, I have seen Susan Sarandon as a wonderful example of an independent and empowered woman who makes wise decisions. She is brave, controversial and steadfast in her commitment to making the world a better place. So I was really perplexed and pissed off at her choice to participate in this campaign.

Does she really believe that cows milk is good for her and her children?

In an added twist of disgusting tactics, they have her say that kids are more likely to drink milk if they see their Mom drinking it. So it’s not enough that the California Milk Processor Board has been shoving the Got Milk? campaign down our throats for almost the last decade, they are now asking Mothers to up the quantity!

Does anyone see the irony in asking mothers to promote a product that has to be stolen from a mama cow and her babies in order to be consumed by humans?

Before I start ranting endlessly, I want you to see this

or read the info here, here or here.

It will help you understand the TRUTH about milk.

Now I realize that Susan Sarandon doesn’t give a flying leap what I think of her and she will likely never see this post, but my hope is that it will offset some of the misinformation out there and help everyone to understand more about what this campaign and the dairy industry is really about.

Have you seen the commercial? I would love to hear your comments on the blog, Facebook or Twitter.

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6 Responses to Say It Ain’t So Susan Sarandon!

  1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan says:

    Ugh, I have to change the channel every time that commercial comes on. It kinda makes me sick…glad to hear I’m not the only one who lost some respect for Susan Sarandon as a result!

    • Amber – thanks for your comment. Between the milk and the pharmaceutical ads, I’m about ready to just turn the TV off! I’d probably get a lot more done that way too. 😉

  2. jakethy says:

    I haven’t seen the ads, but Amber stole my sentiment when she said Ugh. After reading your description, I’m so disappointed – hasn’t Sarandon been a fairly outspoken vegetarian? And I understand that vegetarians can still drink milk, but that doesn’t mean you should be endorsing it. I drank milk until a few months ago. And I might’ve gone back, but after watching Earthlings (I actually only HEARD the movie, cause the images were way too upsetting – my girlfriend watched it in the next room and filled me in later on what I’d listened to), I know I’ll never drink milk again.

    • Jakethy – thanks for your comments. I am so happy to hear that you are no longer drinking milk and do not plan to in the future. It is a difficult hurdle to overcome because of the false advertising and common belief that we will be sick without it – when the opposite is true. I also commend you on attempting to watch Earthlings. I only made it through the first 10 minutes before I had to turn it off – so heartbreaking (my stomach is turning right now just thinking about the few images I saw). Reality can be harsh sometimes, but I am grateful to the people who show what is actually happening instead of using their talents to create commercials that deceive people into buying products that are harmful to everyone and everything – except the company’s bottom line. Let’s hope the scales will eventually tip in favor of the truth so that all species can live healthier, happier lives.

  3. d says:

    hello – yes, i was filled with disgust when i saw it was actually susan sarandon endorsing that poison. she has definitely lost credibility.
    i have been a vegetarian for roughly 7 years, but even if i was not, i would never ever touch that white blight! i have been milk free for over a decade!
    it’s so ridiculous – we are the only species to drink milk past infancy, and the only species that drinks ANOTHER SPECIES’ MILK! people might as well drink rat’s milk – what’s the difference…
    thanks for the good word!

    • Hi D,

      Thanks for your comments. I agree with you and am happy to hear you have been milk free for over a decade! Not ingesting any dairy products have been one of the best decisions I have ever made; my body is so much healthier and happier. Let’s hope everyone eventually figures this out – for a better future for themselves and the animals.

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