He ought to be a laughing stock.
Someone tell me this was a joke.
At least, that’s the takeaway from a Sky News interview this week featuring double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell, a member of the Conservative Party who has aspirations of becoming a member of the U.K. Parliament.
“If you think of the two countries in the world that got a handle on obesity, what do you think they are? Which two countries?” Cracknell asked.
One of his hosts responded, “I don’t know.”
“North Korea and Cuba. They’re quite controlling on behavioral change, so there is a place where it has to be worked and you have to get people to buy into it,” the Olympian said.
One host interjected with some fairly important background information, “Yeah, but people are starving in North Korea, aren’t they? You know, they’re not obese because they haven’t got any food.”
“Well, exactly,” Cracknell responded. “But there were sanctions and everything else. But the example is behavioral change.”