Wow! We’ve really heard it all now. Overly sensitive people saw something in the artwork on a Kellogg’s cereal box that they deemed to be ‘racially insensitive’. You won’t believe what it is! It’s a drawing of a worker with dark skin that they interpreted as a janitor or something. Because of this ridiculousness, Kellogg’s will be redesigning Corn Pops cereal boxes! Can you believe that! They’ve also apologized profusely for the ‘racially insensitive’ drawing on the box of cereal…Oh my Lord & Taylor! What has this world come to! IT’S CEREAL!
The Battle Creek, Mich.-based cereal and snack maker said on Twitter Wednesday it will replace the cover drawing of cartoon characters shaped like corn kernels populating a shopping mall. The corn pop characters are shown shopping, playing in an arcade or frolicked in a fountain. One skateboards down an escalator.
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) October 24, 2017
What struck Saladin Ahmed was that a single brown corn pop was working as a janitor operating a floor waxer. Ahmed, current writer of Marvel Comics’ Black Bolt series and author of 2012 fantasy novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, took to Twitter on Tuesday to ask, “Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism.”
He added in a subsequent post: “yes its a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same…”
THE TWITTER THREAD IS PRETTY GREAT:
Kellogg’s responded to Ahmed on the social media network about five hours later that “Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend – we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.”
IT MUST BE HORRIBLE TO ALWAYS SEE THE NEGATIVE AND ASSUME RACISM IN EVERY LITTLE THING…A brown corn pop? Really?
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