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Published: Friday, 3/2/2012

Complaints lead Disney to redo obesity display

BLADE STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World is retooling an Epcot exhibit on childhood obesity after critics complained it was insensitive to obese kids and reinforced stereotypes.

The interactive exhibit, Habit Heroes, featured animated fitness superheroes Will Power and Callie Stenics and super-sized villains Snacker and Lead Bottom, who eat junk food and watch too much television.

Critics said the exhibit reinforces stereotypes that obese children are lazy and have poor eating habits.



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