Kellogg’s to replace racially insensitive Corn Pops boxes

Kellogg’s will be redesigning 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 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.

The racialized Corn Pop seems to be the only one with a Job! Was he an equity hire?

h/t DS

  • Hard Little Machine

    What if they change the artwork so that Gomez the janitor is shoveling light skinned bodies into a crematorium? Can’t get more superior than that.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Our collective future represented in the form of a sugary breakfast treat.

  • robins111

    There isn’t any white candies in my bag of M&M’s. Who do I sue??

  • huron

    I am white.I am a janitor. What the heck! Where is the priviledge?

  • ontario john

    Is it true Captain Crunch had a slave ship?

  • BillyHW

    Oh, has another day gone by without a black person winning a Nobel Prize in the hard sciences?

  • chayisun

    Did anyone see who complained? Saladin Ahmed. One can only imagine the number of 5 year old children who would study this box of cereal and would inform their parents about the politically insensitive cartoon.

    “Hey, Mom….”

    “Yes, Johnny?”

    “I was just looking at the picture on the cereal box and ya know what, Mom?”

    ” No, what?”

    “This is sooo politically insensitive! There’s a black man on there and he’s a JANITOR!”

    “Oh Johnny, That’s TERRIBLE!!! Everyone KNOWS that black people aren’t ALL janitors! Some have other jobs, too…”

    “Yea, Mommy. Why they can be PRESIDENT! Gee, Sambo, one of my classmates, told me HIS big brother is rich.”

    “Really Johnny ? What does he do?”

    “He sells drugs.”

    “Oh…Well, I think we should write a letter to Kelloggs and complain about this. I think they should make the janitor into a Mexican!”

    “Good idea, Mommy.”

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      How do they know that janitor ISN’T a Mexican?
      The truth is that they wouldn’t even hire any of the black OR white janitor applicants because they weren’t bilingual.
      True story, BTW.
      Try getting a job flipping burgers or pushing a broom if you are NOT Mexican in the American South West.

      • chayisun

        because he’s not wearing a sombrero.