For decades, talking and moving M&Ms have been used in advertisements for the chocolate brand, which is part of manufacturer Mars Wrigley. But after criticism from the conservative corner in America, this is now coming to an end, the company wrote yesterday a statement.
‘America, we need to talk’
That statement from the company began with, “America, we need to talk.” “Last year we changed the look of our beloved talking candies,” writes Mars.
“We didn’t think anyone would notice. And we certainly didn’t expect it to go viral on the internet. But we get it: even a candy’s shoes can be polarizing.”
That’s right. Videos of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, for example, have been viewed millions of times on social media in recent weeks. Carlson finds the new M&Ms ‘too woke’.
Here’s what Carlson thinks about M&Ms:
For example, there are advertisements and packaging with only female chocolate sweets. Last month, the company introduced a new purple M&Ms. That’s a singer “to honor all women who change the status quo.”
Hand in hand
A brown and green M&M’s – both women – are also holding hands on a new packaging. “M&Ms won’t be satisfied until all the characters are very unattractive and totally hermaphroditic,” Carlson said of the changes.
He calls the new candies lesbian and says that they suffer from obesity because they are slightly thicker chocolates than the original M&Ms.
This is one of the new packaging:
Actress in commercials
“The last thing we want is for M&Ms to be polarizing. We’re all about bringing people together,” the company writes.
That’s why the talking chocolates in the TV commercials are replaced by a ‘beloved’ American actress; Maya Rudolph. “She can create a world where everyone feels at home,” says Mars.
This is how the purple M&M’s were introduced:
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