In the article from CBS News titled: "The Blame game and Obesity in America", the main topic the author wants to point out is that obesity is a personal problem. As much as people would like to blame someone else, there is really no way to do it when you control what you eat. Here it talks about what major food companies do to promote eating their unhealthy food, like spending $36 million in advertising, or appealing to young kids, or making cheap food, but in reality, your own personal health, is your own personal responsibility.
In this article from ABC News titled: "Whose fault is it if You're Fat?" the author supports the same thesis in CBS's report saying it is everyone's own individual problem. In "Whose fault is it if You're Fat", it is said that people are pretending to be helpless and they need to confront the fact that they have a problem and change it. People are stronger then they think and are capable to lose weight or quit bad eating habits. In another article from Yahoo News, Bryan a morbidly obese man confesses and says, "I'm fat, and it's my fault.". He also explains how if people want to change their life it is truly up to them.
Many people can also say that being obese is no one's fault but the big, booming fast food industry. In debate.com, you will find how many people can argue this. Many people say that thought adults are aware that this food isn't healthy for you, children don't. Children only understand what food is delicious. Also people argue that the advertising is geared to lure people in, especially children with creating catchy commercials. A similar stance on The National Bureau of Economic Research shows that as obesity has risen, so has fast food companies. This statistic can easily show that fast food is to blame considering the facts.
Personally, I believe that obesity is your own personal problem. You are solely in control of what you eat as an adult. And, if you are an adult with kids, you are in control in moderation to what they eat as well. You have to set a good example for your children to end this rising "epidemic". I believe people are embarrassed of their weight issue and would love nothing more then to put the blame on anyone else to relieve themselves of some embarrassment. What easier way is there then to blame the food companies they are eating from? Well, sorry to say, but you choose to eat there.