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A racist Corn Pops box? Kellogg’s says it’s sorry (another liberal guilt trip)
MarketWatch ^ | 10/25/17 | Chris Perez

Posted on 10/26/2017 10:10:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Kellogg’s has apologized for a cereal-box cartoon that featured a bunch of light-colored Corn Pops hanging out in a mall — while a darker-skinned Pop scrubs the floor. Pictures showing the packaging surfaced on social media and prompted the company to respond. “Hey @KelloggsUS why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor?” asked Marvel Comics writer Saladin Ahmed. “[T]his is teaching kids racism.” “Yes [it’s] a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same ... ” he added in a follow-up Twitter post.. Kellogg’s K, +0.07% responded to Ahmed’s tweet within hours, saying it was sorry and would be replacing the cartoon with something more sensitive. “Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion,” the company said. “We did not intend to offend — we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.”

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Perhaps Saladin Ahmed's sensitivity meter is set to max while a darker-skinned Pop scrubs the floor???
1 posted on 10/26/2017 10:10:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Good! Kellogg is a liberal company!


2 posted on 10/26/2017 10:12:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Trump is kicking their a$$es, they, ______________, want to quit. (Fill in the blank!))
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To: Grampa Dave

You must be right...They were quick to apologize.


3 posted on 10/26/2017 10:14:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Two things —

1. Years ago this cereal was called Sugar Pops. Why did they change the name to Corn Pops? Did they change the sugar content of Sugar Pops or just want us to think that it isn’t full of sugar?

2. Do the liberals who would bitch about this sort of thing really feed their kids this type of cereal for breakfast? Aren’t they feeding them something different? And in such case, their kids aren’t exposed to this allegedly racist message in the first place.


4 posted on 10/26/2017 10:15:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Grampa Dave; AngelesCrestHighway

Excellent! Conservatives should not be purchasing cereal from the far-leftwinger Kellogg’s company, anyway.

5 posted on 10/26/2017 10:16:29 AM PDT by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I look at it this way: the lighter Corn Pops are frittering their time away spending money and socializing while the industrious Corn Pop is making some cash and acquiring useful work habits. So he’s the smart one in the bunch.


6 posted on 10/26/2017 10:17:37 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

While we’re on the subject can there be any bigger gay slur than “Froot Loops”?...


7 posted on 10/26/2017 10:21:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

No doubt in my mind that the commie lib artist(s) who did the original artwork did this on purpose, just so someone, maybe a pre-planned “someone” could raise a stink about it when the cartons hit the market. Whoever, in management, signed off for the new artwork, just rubber stamped the O.K. without actually scrutinizing it and thinking about what it portrayed.


8 posted on 10/26/2017 10:22:21 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Read: Psalm 145. The whole psalm.....aloud; as praise to our God.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Might as well take the raisins out of Raisin Bran while they’re at it


9 posted on 10/26/2017 10:23:31 AM PDT by Horatio Gates
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
If the Kellogg's execs really cared they would quit their jobs so they could be replaced with executives of color. Then they should spend several months living in homeless shelters and standing on street corners with signs: "Will apologize for white privilege for food."

Coming soon to a lefty media outlet near you....
10 posted on 10/26/2017 10:24:47 AM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It reflected a reality that even conservatives wish would change. It would, if the leftists grip on academia, filtering down to schools of all kinds, and causing horrible education, could end.

It will be a collector’s item, for sure!


11 posted on 10/26/2017 10:25:08 AM PDT by old-ager
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To: Horatio Gates

Next they will replace Aunt Jemima with Miley Cyrus .......


12 posted on 10/26/2017 10:25:41 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

> Ahmed

who is statistically much more likely to be a racist than most Americans.


13 posted on 10/26/2017 10:25:54 AM PDT by old-ager
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To: Dilbert San Diego
> Years ago this cereal was called Sugar Pops. Why did they change the name to Corn Pops? Did they change the sugar content of Sugar Pops or just want us to think that it isn’t full of sugar?

I'd bet the rent on the latter. Sugar has become a dirty word.

14 posted on 10/26/2017 10:26:06 AM PDT by dayglored ("Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway


On one hand, seems like people just search for stuff to get upset about.
On the other hand, you are stupid in this day and age if you don't vet your product marketing for potential PC blowback
15 posted on 10/26/2017 10:28:07 AM PDT by z3n
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I believe Sugar Pops and Corn Pops are 2 different cereals.


16 posted on 10/26/2017 10:29:50 AM PDT by carton253 (Jesus is everything.)
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To: Blue Jays

We have a few diehards here on FR.

I can just see them eating their Kellogg Cereal while watching a NFL game and drinking Budweiser.


17 posted on 10/26/2017 10:29:54 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Trump is kicking their a$$es, they, ______________, want to quit. (Fill in the blank!))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Call me jaded but I would not be supersized if artist that drafted the box was black.

Assuming so would be a good bet given all the fake hate stories we read every day.


18 posted on 10/26/2017 10:31:12 AM PDT by usurper ( version)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ha ha. I had a similar thought. The “black” one is the only one doing anything useful. It could be considered racist against whites. It all depends on what you’re looking for.


19 posted on 10/26/2017 10:31:43 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Nope, they are the same.


20 posted on 10/26/2017 10:31:45 AM PDT by carton253 (Jesus is everything.)
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