sticking two fingers up at the Chocoholic lobby in this genuine promotional poster
Anonymous have presented a petition to Tim Burton, director of Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory, at the premiere of the movie, saying his film presents
chocolate in 'too positive a light'.
Luchinburger, spokesperson for Chocoholics Anonymous, told this web site:
movie glorifies the serious problem of chocoholia which society, and the advertising
industry, take too lightly, sometimes even using it as a positive point."
along with eight other chocoholics, some as light as 200 pounds, organized the
petition which included over 1000 signatures.
who admits to a one time addiction of up to 3000 bars of chocolate a day, says
she will organize protests outside movie theaters across the globe:
takes over your whole life. You live for your fix. It's much worse than a heroin
and cocaine habit as you don't have to buy your stuff from seedy looking people
in bars and on the street corner, although I must admit I have bought some chocolate
from him once when I had run out at 4 in the morning a couple of hundred times."
am not going to see this spawn of the devil movie and I recommend that anyone
with a choco related binge eating illness don't go to see it either."
protesters have demanded that the movie has a warning about the dangers of eating
chocolate at the start, a demand which was completely ignored.
kills over 100,000 people a year, according to statistics given us by Chocoholics
Anonymous, that figure includes 8 people a year killed by trying to suck chocolate
bars from vending machines with their mouths.
Smith, founder of Chocoholics against Charlie, who originally set up his
group for chocoholics with a cocaine addiction, says the group is to reinvent
itself to campaign against this movie. Smith told us: "Well, it gets us out
of the house".
Luchinbuger and Smith are not on speaking terms at the moment over what their
friends describe as 'a chocolate related disagreement'. When we told Luchinbuger
what Smith had told us she advised us not to listen to him because 'he is a complete