Coca-Cola truck ban call through English city because of obesity

The famous red Coca-Cola truck should be banned through visiting the city of Liverpool This kind of Christmas, according to members of a U.K. political party

The English city’s Liberal Democrat party has written a letter to mall owners who host the truck, asking which the tradition should not take place because Liverpool “will be from the grip of an obesity epidemic.”

Originally reported from the Liverpool Echo, Liberal Democrat councilor Richard Kemp said almost one in three 11-year olds from the city were currently obese as well as the visit of Coca-Cola was a cynical event.

“the idea will be not designed to welcome Christmas however to enhance the consumption of a product which will be grossly unhealthy,” said Kemp, according to the report Monday.

Kemp claimed which 10 percent of all hospital beds In Liverpool are currently occupied by people with type II diabetes.

Responding to the criticism, a spokesperson for Coca-Cola Great Britain said in a statement which the Liverpool truck visit, currently in its seventh year, always elicited a “positive response.”

Coca-Cola Great Britain also said which anyone visiting the holiday truck could enjoy sugar-free as well as diet versions of the carbonated drink.

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