He described advertisements made by US restaurants for Russian consumers as manipulative and nontransparent about their longterm health effects.
According to Newsweek, the Russian politician proposed labeling American fast food chains like McDonald's and KFC as foreign agents on Friday, following recently passed legislation which provides the same classification for international news outlets. The latest measure to classify news outlets like CNN and Washington Post as foreign agents followed the U.S. requiring Russian outlets like RT and Sputnik to register under the same label. Not even three days later, the Russian lawmaker took the tit-for-tat a step further by once again pulling food chains into the feud.
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