October 26, 2017

"Kellogg's to replace racially insensitive Corn Pops boxes following Twitter call out."

USA Today reports.

Here's the tweet that got action:

56 comments:

Larvell said...

He's also the only one working. Why is Kellogg's teaching kids that white people are lazy and exploitative? This is an outrage.

rhhardin said...

It's because the average IQ in Mexico is 88. In Spain it's 98.

https://iq-research.info/en/page/average-iq-by-country

That's countryism not racism.

Freeman Hunt said...

I wonder if the artist shaded the face because the character is wearing a hat.

Sebastian said...

"why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism" Why is literally the most asinine comment on corn pop racism a form of classism?

sparrow said...

It takes a highly sensitive snowflake to react to such a subtle prompt.

Quayle said...
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Char Char Binks said...

It's not a floor polisher -- IT'S A BOMB! ALLAHU AKBAR!!!

Quayle said...

When are they going to address the blatant insensitivity of Fruity Pebbles?

One time my Alphabets randomly lined up in my cereal bowl and spelled the first syllable of a racial epithet. So that's got to go.

And don't get me started on Lucky Charms.

rhhardin said...

The janitor in 17 Again (2009) is black, though a wise black. The pastoral move was necessary to the plot. A wise white janitor wouldn't have the necessary distancing effect.

traditionalguy said...

Ah, ha. Kelloggs are owned by White people. Where is Robert Mugabe when you need him?

tim in vermont said...

That is pretty bad.

tcrosse said...

For a while the Pillsbury Doughboy was Whole Wheat instead of Lily White as some sort of Diversity pitch.

rhhardin said...

Hmh. IMDB shows the janitor as white. I remember him as black.

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

Hilarious. He'll be a doctor in no time. All that night school has really paid off.

Owen said...

Fortune 1000 companies have HR and PR teams that went to the same schools as the SJWs who are now bringing these accusations. There is mutual understanding, and there is mutual benefit. The SJWs get publicity and sometimes a payoff (e.g. somebody's brother-in-law runs a Social Justice Consultancy Inc. that gets a fat contract as part of the "settlement"). And the HR and PR people get a crisis they can "manage" for future career gains.

Smaller firms probably resist more. And we consumers are left to fashion boycotts as best we can. Me, I go out of my way on the cereal aisle to NOT buy Kelloggs.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Brown corn pop!

What level of woke you on?
I care about equitable representation of races in boardrooms, university administrations, etc.
You are like little baby, watch this

Bay Area Guy said...

In College, they don't teach Shakespeare or Mark Twain, they teach young idiots how to spot racism.

Orly said...

Uh oh. Kellogg’s better do something about Coco Pops and the monkey now.

Henry said...

That's painfully obvious.

kevino said...

Oh, dear. "Crystal Palace we have a launch detection. We have an ICBM launch detection. Confidence is high."

Etienne said...

Trying to extract social points out of whitey.

If kids are learning from cereal boxes, they are retarded anyway.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

I wonder if the artist shaded the face because the character is wearing a hat.

His hands are dark too. Everyone knows the burnt pop is the best. I think they intended to make a "burnt" pop as a gentle inside joke. They weren't thinking in racial lines.

But I agree it's pretty bad and they are right to replace it.

Curious George said...

Why are the Froot Loos so fabulous!

That's homophobic!

William said...

I always used to contemplate cereal boxes in the morning. I was more into reading about the riboflavin content than into studying the illustrations, but, in my day, the illustrations weren't that complex or interesting.

Etienne said...

Janitors make good money. Don't shame them.

John Tuffnell said...

"And don't get me started on Lucky Charms."

Trix exploits sex workers.

Froot Loops trades on the goodwill of LGBTQTTLMNOP folks, esp with those fabulous rainbow colors.

Apple Jacks presumes cisgendredness and male superiority ignoring Jill's equal contributions

Honey Smacks is both sexist and pro-domestic violence.

Oh the humanity.

Roy Jacobsen said...

Question to ask an SJW: Is "racism" taught or is it hard wired?

I've heard the claim that "all white people are racist," (which is on it's face a racist statement, but I digress...), so from that we must deduce that it's hard wired, and therefore racism cannot be taught.

QED

Kyzernick said...

Kevino, thank you for the Wargames reference. Just LOL'ed pretty hard.

CStanley said...

These types of stories are generally silly in my opinion, but at the same time it's hard to imagine what the artist was thinking and how this passed through what must be layers of approvals at ad agencies and the company's ad department.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

This is fucking retarded. Shame on Kellogs for rolling over to the Jawa social justice warrior shitty comic book tracer who complained.

This is how you get more Trump.

mockturtle said...

Janitor shaming?

mccullough said...

What happened to the Cream of Wheat man?

Steven Wilson said...

Well,
Some statements from Kellogg after Trump's election made my decide to buy my Raisin Bran elsewhere, and now this caving in to what I suspect is a specious claim reinforces my wisdom in separating myself from such PC/SJW lunacy.

Does this not smack of a dorm room prank? How far can we push this weenies?

Unknown said...

"We're being discriminated against" say:

Blacks (92%)
Latinos (78%)
Native Americans (75%)
Asians (61%)
Whites (55%)
LBGTQ people (90%)

according to poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, taken over the span of four months with responses from more than 3,400 people across the country.

n.n said...

The jackass in the ivory towers is the diversity racket that not only discriminates between individuals by the "color of their skin", but has promoted a progressive condition that denies individual dignity.

As for the color of the drawings, there are no politically neutral colors. The rainbow is a political symbol that expresses a violent ambition to shred whites into their constituent colors. The rainbow symbolism is also exclusive of blacks and browns. Finally, where there is white, there isn't black, and vice versa. Where does brown exist in harmony?

And blue, is closely associated with progressive liberalism, a degenerative ideology, which advocates for diversity that denies individual dignity, and abortion rites that deny human evolution and wholly innocent lives deemed unworthy, inconvenient, and profitable.

Perhaps a striation of colors: separate and congruent.

J. Farmer said...

More fiddling while Rome burns.

n.n said...

Politically incorrect potato heads.

We must have entered a diversity racket revenue cycle. I wonder if their green needs will be satisfied with breaking Kellogs's kneecaps.

Lipperman said...

Below the brown janitor's dustpan are four partial letters of a word: BAMA
Something, followed by BAMA.
Draw your own conclusions.

jaydub said...

Yep, unserious country.

Nice said...

Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima's days are numbered, sadly.

Marc Puckett said...

Surely Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima and the Cream of Wheat man have already been cleansed of their offensiveness?

n.n said...

Isn't there supposed to be a black "hole" at the center of the Milky Way?

Diversity, gold.

Titus said...

I see a gay corn pop on that box.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

rhhardin said...Hmh. IMDB shows the janitor as white. I remember him as black.

Wow, condemned by your own words. That's tough.
I'll miss you around here, buddy, but I doubt they have open internet access in the Happy Fun ReEducation Camps.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Titus said...I see a gay corn pop on that box

Popdar?
Corndar?
Cornhole-dar?


What did one angry ear of corn shout at the other? "Shuck you, pal!"

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Marc Puckett said...Surely Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima and the Cream of Wheat man have already been cleansed of their offensiveness?

SNL: Uncle Jemimah's Pure Mash Liquor

(One of Tracy Morgan's best. I still use "what you swattin' at?" sometimes.)

Blue@9 said...

It's that damn yellow corn pop privilege!

Jim at said...

When everything is racist, nothing is.

Thanks, leftists. Your work here is done.

Ken B said...

Only idiots tweet.

art.the.nerd said...

> Blogger President-Mom-Jeans said...

> This is fucking retarded. Shame on Kellogs for rolling over to the Jawa social justice warrior shitty comic book tracer who complained.

> This is how you get more Trump.

I wish this site allowed upvotes. Preach on, Sister Mom Jeans.

Gunbunny62 said...

The Lucky Charms Leprechaun is tired of banging his shillelagh.

Gahrie said...

Brawny objectifies men.

Sigivald said...

Why is the brown one the only one wearing clothes?!

And why are there ninja corn-pops?

These are the important questions.

Biotrekker said...

I must admit, he IS the only dark one out of, like dozens and dozens.

Rabel said...

He's the only "human" in the picture. Everybody else is a corn pop ninja except possibly the one getting a haircut. They browned the custodial engineer so that you would know he wasn't a corn pop ninja.

The two MEN IN SHORTS are mannequins.

And why the Hell are the ninja's yellow!!! Racist stereotyping bastards.

jaed said...

Racially insensitive Corn Pops.

Racially insensitive Corn Pops.

RACIALLY INSENSITIVE.
CORN POPS.

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... today, I am embarrassed to live on this planet.