While yesterday may have been Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s You’re Too Fat And Stupid To Make Your Own Decision About Soda Day, today is officially “National Donut Day,” and the mayor isn’t just celebrating, he’s expected to sign a proclamation letter honoring the 75th anniversary of a day that celebrates a food that has more fat and calories than the sugary beverages he wants to over-regulate (he claims the proposed ban is to “force people to understand” the dangers of sugar).
Bloomberg is expected to issue his proclamation as “Donut Day” is celebrated in Madison Square Park, where Brooklyn-based Entenmann’s is handing out free donuts from the “largest box of Entenmann’s donuts ever created.”
Again, this is the same Mike Bloomberg who earlier this week announced that he’s proposing a ban on sugary beverages that are served in containers larger than 16 ounces. Meanwhile, the largest box of donuts ever assembled is being “honored.”
Bloomberg defended his contradictory feelings regarding soda and donuts by explaining during an appearance on the Today Show that “one donut is not going to hurt you, in moderation, most things are OK.”
Donuts contain roughly 300 calories and 20 grams of fat, depending on the donut. According to Dunkin Donuts’ website,
a glazed cake donut has 360 calories and 22 grams of fat. On the soda
front, a 20 ounce bottle (which is four ounces more than what Bloomberg
would allow under his Big Gulp ban) of Sunkist orange soda contains 270
calories and zero grams of fat.
In other words, even in moderation, one donut is worse for you than the amount of soda the mayor wants to ban. Yet, Bloomberg is celebrating donuts while casting soda as the drink of the devil.
So the message is (umm) clear: eating unhealthy amounts of sugar in the
form of a donut is just fine — as long as you don’t wash it down with
more than 16 ounces of soda. Makes perfect sense, if you think about it
(and you’re a fucking idiot).