Author Says Kellogg’s Corn Pop’s Cereal Box Art Is Racist.
Corn Pops have been around since the 1950’s and have experienced all sorts of changes from the name, the amount of sugar, and the people who sponsored it. In all that time it has been a wholesome sugary cereal not once has it been Nazi pops or some racial slur variety. It is beyond me that our society can get hung up on cereal bits on a box and declare one as being darker and thereby presume racial undertones. It’s cereal.
The box art in question features a bunch of humanized cereal puffs hanging out at the mall and one of the cereal puffs is dressed as a janitor. People are supposing that since this particular puff is a shade darker, the artist is insinuating that the janitor is a racial minority puff? Utter nonsense that a child would pick up racism from a cereal box. Racism is a behavior taught to children mostly by family and friends. children don’t pick up racism from their cereal, especially in this case where there is none to be found.
By this same logic, the janitor puff is the only one with clothes is that a reflection on how all lighter shaded puffs are actually nudists?
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) October 24, 2017
Kelloggs responded to this in the only way a company that is trying to sell to the General Public can.
“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.”
One man’s ridiculous tweet forced Kelloggs to waste money on changing a cereal puff a shade lighter on their box because this is what society has become.
As Reported By Chris Perez, NY Post
While the packaging mostly caused outrage, some Twitter users tried to shed a more positive light on it.
“He is the only one with a job,” one person said, describing the “brown” pop.
“Also… why is he the only one wearing clothes!?” another user added