The latest target in the left's push to make everything about race is... wait for it... cereal boxes!
Kellogg's will be remaking Corn Pops cereal boxes after a complaint about racially insensitive art on the packaging.
The Battle Creek, Mich.-based cereal and snack maker said on Twitter Wednesday it will replace the art, which showed cartoon corn pops populating a retail mall. Some pops were shown shopping as others played in an arcade or frolicked in a fountain, while another skateboarded down an escalator.
What struck Saladin Ahmed was that a single brown pop was working as a janitor waxing the floors. Ahmed, current writer of Marvel Comics' Black Bolt series and author of 2012 fantasy novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, took to Twitter Tuesday to ask, "Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism."
Within a few hours, Kellogg's issued the following response:
A spokesperson for the company said in an additional statement:
"Kellogg Company has respect for all people, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion has long been a top priority. We take feedback very seriously, and it was never our intention to offend anyone. We apologize sincerely. The package artwork has been updated and will begin to appear on store shelves soon as it flows through distribution."
This kind of response is exactly why social justice warriors soldier on.
Kellogg's could have simply ignored Ahmed's far-reaching attempt to create racial tension over a freaking cereal box with corn pop characters on it. Instead the company immediately caved and announced new packaging--thus giving weight to Ahmed's silly suggestion that the box is somehow racist, and encouraging other progressives to launch similar attacks on other companies.
Bottom line: The characters are Kellogg's boxes are corn pops. The kids eating the cereal have no idea that corn pops even have races. (I mean, did you even know corn pops have races?)
These social justice warriors should really find something better to do with themselves than crying over "racist" cereal boxes. Hey, I have an idea: How about getting jobs?!