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The New Peloton Commercial Has Caused An Internet Storm!

What's Up Chicago

December 4, 2019
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Peloton, the indoor bike start-up, has released a new holiday commercial that has caused an internet storm and now there is no turning back!

  • Social media is full of critics who are accusing Peloton of portraying negative body image, unchecked privilege, and suggest it is smacked of sexism.
  • The husband buying his wife an exercise bike seemingly unprompted -- the woman in the ad is already quite thin and critics say it seems Peloton bikes are used only by people who are already fit.
  • And lastly, the woman spends the year filming her daily bikes rides and sends them to her husband for his viewing pleasure -- No comment from Peloton yet. 
  • (Of course, it's possible the fictional woman loves fitness and dreamed of owning a Peloton bike. But the internet won't allow it.)

The drama continues to unfold with Former CPD superintendent Eddie Johnson.

  • He made his first public statement since being fired earlier this week.
  • He denies that he misled Mayor Lori Lightfoot but acknowledges his lapse in judgment.
  • Video footage shows Johnson drinking with and kissing a woman assigned to his security detail.
  • When officers found him asleep behind the wheel Johnson rolled down the window partway, flashed his superintendent’s badge and drove off.
  • There is now an investigation on a possible cover-up by allies of Johnson within the department to minimize the damage.

McDonald’s is entering the chicken sandwich wars.

  • They are launching their new Crispy Chicken Sandwich in hopes of taking some chicken business from Popeyes and Chick-fil-A.
  • It's a fried chicken patty topped with butter and crinkle-cut dill pickles on a buttery potato roll.
  • There’s also a deluxe version that includes lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. 
  • For now, you gotta hit Houston and Knoxville test markets to try it.

Willie Nelson has quit smoking marijuana.

  • He is 86 years old and says he has spent a lifetime abusing his lungs and now has trouble breathing.
  • He had to cancel part of his tour this year because of it.
  • He is back to touring but says there is nothing more to be smoked.  

In Sports:

  • Bears host the Cowboys tomorrow night.