National Donut Day has always been a popular food holiday in the US. This year, however, the notorious celebration is generating a bit more buzz than usual – thanks to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, of course.
As many of you already know, Bloomberg just announced his plans to put forth a proposal to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in the state of New York. The proposed plan is supposed to aid in Bloomberg’s efforts to control obesity in NY.
And while the controversial political figure is eager to ban oversized sugary drinks all across the state, he doesn’t seem too concerned about the negative effects of sugar-filled donuts. Today, Bloomberg came out in full support of National Donut Day 2012, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the popular food holiday, and sparking fury in many NYC citizens.
When asked about his seemingly hypocritical views on the subject, Bloomberg quickly quipped that “moderation is the key to sweets.”
Does that mean he only supports the consumption of timbits?
What do you think of Mayor Bloomberg’s conflicting views on sugary treats?