Two black pastors from Washington, D.C. filed a lawsuit against Coca-Cola, accusing the soft drink maker of misleading consumers resulting to harm to the black community.
Pastors Delman Coates and William Lamar joined public-health group Praxis as plaintiffs in the suit, which was filed in the D.C. Superior Court.
Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association (ABA) allegedly engaged in “false, deceptive, and misleading advertising and promotion of sugar-sweetened beverages,” according to the complaint.
The pastors claim that Coca-Cola’s advertising and outreach efforts led consumers into believing that their sugary drink products aren’t so bad for their health.
“Many of Defendants’ representations about sugar-sweetened beverages are false and misleading, including that they omit material facts about the link between such beverages and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease,” the lawsuit states.
Coca-Cola dismissed the accusations as “factually meritless.” In a statement, the company said, “The allegations here are … legally and factually meritless, and we will vigorously defend against them.”
Alen B. West reports:
The bottom line is, if more food goes down your gullet than your body actually needs, it’s not the food’s fault.
But liberals will stop at nothing to justify their victim status. Just like they believe guns need to be controlled to curb violence, don’t be surprised if they decide spoons, forks and straws should also be controlled to curb obesity.