There’s quite a bit of gray area when it comes to certain industries promoting or supporting certain causes or groups of people. For example, cigarette companies aren’t exactly known for their sponsorship of high school athletics programs - or any school for that matter. Not that they’re allowed, either. Many countries have banned tobacco companies from this type of advertising or limited it severely.
But when we look at fast food, we see a very different story. With entire menus for children, free toys, funny characters and more, we can see without a doubt that many fast food brands specifically target children. And with fast food not having the greatest track record in terms of healthy menu items (admittedly, it’s getting better) many question the fact that these brands market to kids in the first place.