October 25, 2017

Kellogg's Pressured to Change “Racist” Corn Pops Boxes

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

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?! 

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commented 2017-10-27 10:00:13 -0400
I don’t see a story here. Kellogg’s made a mistake on one of their boxes, they’re fixing it, and that apparently makes conservatives deeply upset.

Am I missing something here? Is there actually a reason to maintain the box the way it was? Or are we just being upset for the sake of being upset? That you’re already at the stage of name-calling and alluding to a point that only you can see… suggests that you knew that already. You’re right, I can’t refute the point of the story… because there isn’t one., beyond vague overreaction and being upset about lefties overreacting. Which is ironic given the counter-reaction is just as ridiculous.

So, here’s my rebuttal. There is literally no difference in getting rid of the inexplicably brown janitor-corn pop. It shouldn’t have happened. It did. It was fixed. Easy enough, right? The rest is simply the Rebel being upset about lefties.
commented 2017-10-26 20:02:41 -0400
Andrew, try addressing the points of a story, try refuting them, try something new. Until then, you open your mouth and remove all doubt that you are just a low IQ troll.
commented 2017-10-26 19:25:26 -0400
That didn’t address my comments at all.
commented 2017-10-26 15:58:27 -0400
Ah yes Andrew, your snowflake butt hurts, get mommy to change your diaper. Interesting that you toss out the word racist yet again, why not corn-pop-ophobia as well. You are such a poor little thing.
commented 2017-10-26 11:57:18 -0400
“…..and Andrew, don’t be such a snowflake, it is beneath even you.”

I don’t think I am being. I mean, I’m certainly not posting butthurt columnns on the Rebel about it… unless “snowflake” has become one of those generic right wing insults that has lost all meaning beyond being tossed out randomly by upset rightists.

“Andrew Mirlach commented 4 hours ago
So he was “offended” by the unrealistic idea that the brown pop had a job instead of sitting around, collecting welfare?
"

Although an amusing interpretation, it’s still racist.
commented 2017-10-26 10:04:20 -0400
Black Bolt? Isn’t that the main character of the absolutely horrid Marvel TV show Ihhumans? It took not even two episodes before we dropped it. Who doesn’t like a bit of decent Sci-Fi, but seriously, this was bad. He should be ashamed to admit being the creator/writor.

Interesting. Saladin Ahmed. Arab Muslim name. Hmm. Don’t they look down on black people, even black Muslims? Yet here he is complaining about a brown coloured imaginary character. I guess I know his priorities.

If Kellogg was smart, it would have just added one or two brown Pop Corns without any announcement. Also a yellow, just so Asians won’t be offended.
commented 2017-10-26 09:58:58 -0400
I’m proud of this brown guy. He’s the only normal one. Everyone else is in caos.
commented 2017-10-26 09:11:31 -0400
I’M NOT COLOURED BLIND BUT HE COLOURED ORANGE JUST LIKE THE SIGN IN THE BACK GROUND AND THE STAIRS THE TOP OF THE BROOM AND THE WALL IN THE BACK GROUND.
NAME YOUR COUNTRY MINE IS CANADA
commented 2017-10-26 07:37:14 -0400
So he was “offended” by the unrealistic idea that the brown pop had a job instead of sitting around, collecting welfare?
commented 2017-10-26 05:25:33 -0400
Good grief. What next, Aunt Jemima’s Pancakes and Grits? Give it a rest.
commented 2017-10-26 03:19:06 -0400
Meanwhile it’s OK for Muslims and the koraun to teach killings of non believers . I heard today they have 22% of our population . In 9 month they will have many babies to double quickly .Trudope has to go ?
commented 2017-10-26 03:19:06 -0400
Meanwhile it’s OK for Muslims and the koraun to teach killings of non believers . I heard today they have 22% of our population . In 9 month they will have many babies to double quickly .Trudope has to go ?
commented 2017-10-26 01:19:52 -0400
Frank Hohimer please show me which NFL players have been fired. LMAO!
commented 2017-10-26 01:18:44 -0400
Frank Hohimer please show me all the people fired for calling others Nazis or who was ever fired for calling Harper a dictator or a Nazi? Prove your comment.
commented 2017-10-26 00:40:21 -0400
Kellogg is on my no buy list anyway. Besides, if I want a mouth full of sugar I’ll just dip into a bagfull.
commented 2017-10-26 00:05:37 -0400
Anyone who feeds this globalist GMO chemical infused poison to corrupt their kid’s bodies certainly have no concern for the globalist poison on the package corrupting their minds
commented 2017-10-25 22:39:02 -0400
Saladin Ahmed is plucking with us. Kellogg’s are cowards.
Such bull shit.
The pic on the cover page is of fruit loops not corn pops. I don’t see every colour of the lgbtqrst rainbow represented on the fruit loops box. What kind of homotrannyqueer phobia is that!

Karan Singh, “Laughs on kellogs. They paid these mohammedans the racket money (halal certification) and still is being called racist by the same mohammedans. No pity on their cause.” Hilarious! speaking of how “business, PR and the general public works.” Our troll Frank, is an apologist for those who would support terror as well as being an immoral post modernist. Down with Kellogg’s!

…..and Andrew, don’t be such a snowflake, it is beneath even you.
commented 2017-10-25 22:05:51 -0400
Accidental oversight fixed.

Apparently, this triggers conservatives, who prefer their cereals carry subtly racist box art…. because … ?
commented 2017-10-25 21:40:20 -0400
Maurice Potvin,

And you would be forced to apologize if they don’t fire you.

Apparently some people here don’t have a clue about how business, PR and the general public works.
commented 2017-10-25 21:03:02 -0400
If I was the top Kellogg exec, let’s just say my response would have been very politically incorrect, and leave it at that.
commented 2017-10-25 20:54:00 -0400
Karan Singh, isn’t it ironic?!!! Kellogs has yet to realize Mohammedans always play the victim role and complain incessantly!
I don’t buy from companies who support the certification scheme/scam.
commented 2017-10-25 20:50:19 -0400
Laughs on kellogs. They paid these mohammedans the racket money (halal certification) and still is being called racist by the same mohammedans. No pity on their cause.
commented 2017-10-25 20:21:06 -0400
Well this is all fine and good from the whiny little jihadist and the big corporate cave-in perspective, yada yada…but has anyone ever read the ingredients on those coloured cereals?
The first three ingredients are sugar and the last two are food colouring and salt…yummy. Or how about the allowable bug content standards? Which are not listed on the box…

As for the ‘logic’ of the whiny little jihadist, Corn Pops are yellow, like corn – Asian. This mall must be in Richmond BC full of yellow Corn Pops, and a brown Corn Pop and NO White Corn Pops. As a White person, I could give a shyte about this stupid BS, but in light of the article’s intent…I am offended because White people are NOT represented in this mall picture…how racist is that!?
When’s that BCNDP inspired BC Human Rights Tribunal getting up and started again? I’m offended and my feelings are really hurt…
commented 2017-10-25 20:15:50 -0400
Frank it shows the brown person as a hard working responsible person, the others are just acing like children. And you are evading the point. By the way you are crapping on Mark Latham for calling out someone who spouts hate speech about whites, so spare me your ignorance.
commented 2017-10-25 20:09:40 -0400
Kristin: “The kids eating the cereal have no idea that corn pops even have races. (I mean, did you even know corn pops have races?)”
They do now!
commented 2017-10-25 19:52:11 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

What would a white person have to complain about in this regard?
commented 2017-10-25 19:28:13 -0400
We really gotta watch out for those racists Corn pops.

Wow, there are racists around every corner!

Watch out leftie snowflakes! A racist is gonna getcha! Boo!
commented 2017-10-25 19:22:25 -0400
Its staged …Kellogg has somewhat directly contributed to antifa though a community based group in Washington to the tune of 3 million ..other donors ford foundation 2 million soros group million plus…check out lisa haven news/you wont believe etc…anyone want to buy a second hand ford?…i cant wait to get rid of it
commented 2017-10-25 19:15:24 -0400
Actually one could see the packaging from another angle and observe that the brown pop is the only one in the scene doing meaningful work while all the white ones waste their time in frivolous pursuits, which would actually be a compliment to the hard-working brown pop. But, oh, how silly of me – I forgot for the moment – left-wingers are not interested in meaning work, just taxing those who do work and then spending their money!
commented 2017-10-25 18:32:42 -0400
So Saladin Ahmed is actually stating that Chinese, Japanese and SE Asians are racist, because the other corn pops are yellow.

Kind of racist of Ahmed to claim Asians are racist.