... is overblown. HFCS is in everything because the government subsidises it, so people see it everywhere. That means it's an easy target.
HFCS is 55% fructose and 45% glucose. Refined cane sugar is 50% fructose and 50% glucose. Having more fructose makes HFCS slightly sweeter by weight, but they are essentially the same. There is nothing especially malicious about HFCS, just as there is nothing especially safe about table sugar. Over-consumption of both will harm your health.