They’re trying to take our bacon, America!
A physicians group has put up a billboard in Georgia that targets the fanbase of the Macon Bacon, which is a collegiate summer league baseball team. And not just that, but the group also wrote a letter to the president of the Bacon.
Located on Interstate 16, the billboard from the Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine asks Macon fans to “keep bacon off your plate.” In their letter to team president Brandon Raphael, they blasted the franchise for glorifying some good ol’ fashioned American bacon.
“Macon Bacon’s glorification of bacon, a processed meat that raises the risk of colorectal cancer and other diseases, sends the wrong message to fans,” read the letter from nutrition education program manager Anna Herby, DHSc, RD, CDCES. “I urge you to update the team’s name to Macon Facon Bacon and promote plant-based bacon alternatives, such as Facon Bacon or Mushroom Bacon, that will help your fans stay healthy. As for Kevin, Macon Bacon’s mascot, he can reveal that he is actually plant-based bacon.”
In a statement to WGXA-TV, Raphael had the most glorious response to the group.
“While we are disappointed in the disapproval of our branding from Physicians