So…. now Kellogg’s Corn Pops are racist just because there was a brown corn pop sweeping the floor. Some said it was a shadow or he (it) was wearing a hat. I did not see the box in person, I was only going by what I saw in the paper.

I think we need to ban brown bags, brown cars, brown paint, and all things brown so as not to disrespect any and all brown people.

Yea, that’s what we need to do.

 

“Kellogg’s apologizes for Corn Pops image deemed racist online

Novelist Saladin Ahmed was looking at the back of a Corn Pops cereal box when he noticed a small but jarring detail.
The colorful illustration on the box depicted a chaotic scene of little yellow corn pop characters frolicking through a shopping mall.
But in the center of the drawing, Ahmed spotted a lone non-yellow corn pop. The character looked as if it had brown skin. It also happened to be the only corn pop dressed in blue, and appeared to be buffing the mall’s floors.

On Wednesday morning, Ahmed tweeted to Kellogg’s: Why is “literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor?”
It’s “a tiny thing,” he added, “but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same …”
Within five hours, Kellogg’s responded. The artwork has been updated and will be in stores soon, the company tweeted.
“Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion,” the tweet read. “We did not intend to offend — we apologize.”
Ahmed responded: “genuinely appreciate the rapid response.””

 

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