Girl Scouts may soon be forced to trade in their merit badges for prison stripes. Today, publicist-turned-obesity-activist MeMe Roth accused the scouts of endangering public health. Known for being perpetually shrill and habitually hyperbolic, Roth exceeded those already kooky standards by calling for a boycott of Girl Scout Cookies. (Again.) Last year, the food cop went so far as to call the nonprofit organization a “front to push millions of cookies onto an already bloated population.”
If greedy trial lawyers catch wind of this hysteria, it may not be long before the Scouts are pulled out of their troops and put on trial.
Sound a little extreme? That’s par for the course when it comes to Roth’s over-the-top obesity campaigns. A few months ago, she indicted millions of mothers for treating their families to home-baked goodies: “If you keep feeding them cupcakes then you are killing your kids.” And a short time before that, Roth had to be physically restrained from vandalizing a YMCA snack table — an instance of all-too-authentic food fascism we were happy to report on.
Targets of her brazen attacks seem countless. She’s has gone after Santa Claus for his jelly-like belly, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks for not being rail thin, Redbook magazine for featuring models of all sizes, and any other American who fails to meet her skewed vision of health.
Today, we’re reminding the media that our Tagalongs are none of her business: