Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, and Other Celebrities Against New York City Soda Ban

Seinfeld joins the masses in criticizing Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban 16-ounce sodas


The criticism keeps rolling in for Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban sodas and sugary drinks more than 16 ounces, and celebrities are jumping aboard the sugar rush. Here's what some of New York's most loved celebrities have said in response to Bloomberg's plan:

Jerry Seinfeld to Grubstreet: "I don't think I'm in favor. I'm in favor of continuing the accelerated Darwinian process of early death and weeding out most of the population through sugary drinks... I say, 'Fatten them up, kill them off, and move them out.' That would be my philosophy." [Grubstreet]

Jon Stewart, on The Daily Show: "It combines the draconian government overreach people love with the probable lack of results they expect!" [Huffington Post]

Denis Leary, on Twitter: "Bloomberg bans any soda size bigger than 16 oz. Basically — u can no longer drink out of any cup he can fit into." [Twitter]

And here are two celebritries in favor:

Alec Baldwin, in The Huffington Post: "Whether you think an elitist, billionaire New Yorker has any business blocking your path to the soda fountain is one issue. His motives, however, are unquestionable." [Huffington Post]

Former President Bill Clinton, on CNN Piers Morgan: "I know a lot of people think 'this is a nanny state' but there are very serious problems." [AM NY]


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