Moby Wrote a 'Wall Street Journal' Op-Ed Dictating How Food Stamps Should Be Used
You must be asking yourself what topic Moby chose to tackle. Was it something to do with the music industry? Or was it related to his hatred of Trump? Could it be a story about what it's like to run your own tea shop? No, dear reader, instead Moby has decided to dictate exactly how poor people should spend their food stamps.
His controversial take is that people utilizing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) should not be allowed to purchase foods he deems "unhealthy" with their food stamps.
Moby argues that the program should focus on "cheap, healthy foods like beans, vegetables, fruit and whole grains." He added that, "Nothing delivers a greater sense of pride than helping your children succeed and doing your best to see that they grow up healthy."
Moby continued, "Congress should fix SNAP, not gut it. The U.S. can have healthier people, lower health-care costs, and a trimmer budget at the same time."
While there's certainly nothing wrong with encouraging people to eat healthier, many have taken issue with the idea of dictating what foods poor people can and can't eat.
If you feel like it, you can read Moby's op-ed here, and check out some reactions to the article below.
dear moby— jes skolnik / texas calboy (@modernistwitch) April 10, 2018
this is a bad and classist opinion
other people's bodies are none of yr business
Moby Dickhead https://t.co/4gZudpqS4N— Will🦕Menaker (@willmenaker) April 10, 2018
Moby is a psyop by the meat industry to get people to hate vegans https://t.co/0tBQMP8dZH— PeterNorway (@classiclib3ral) April 10, 2018
fuck Moby— tinybaby (@tinybaby) April 10, 2018
moby: we are all made of stars— jon hendren (@fart) April 10, 2018
also moby: life should be more difficult for poor people https://t.co/uxA6JXOCOm
Moby, who's rich, should STFU and stop pairing with the WSJ to punch the poor & advocate for controlling what they do. Being poor is stressful, eating healthy takes time many people don't have. https://t.co/32FJFJ96ma— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) April 10, 2018
I won't listen to moby talk about junk food pic.twitter.com/rZCzcqQs8d— White Assad (@RacismFactory) April 10, 2018