Kellogg’s apologizes For the "Racist" Art on the back of the Pops Cereal Box and who look at this the most "KIDS" It may just be to late for the Apologizes
|Kellogg’s apologizes For the "Racist" Art on the back of the Pops Cereal Box|
Well your wrong a good man name Novelist Saladin Ahmed was looking at the back of a Corn Pops cereal box when he noticed a small but jarring detail.
The colorful illustration on the box depicted a chaotic scene of little yellow corn pop characters frolicking through a shopping mall.
|The Kelloggs Brand Of Cereals|
But in the middle of the drawing, Ahmed spotted a lone non-yellow corn pop. The character looked as if it had brown skin. It also happened to be the only corn pop in all blue, and appeared to be waxing or scrubbing the mall’s floors.
On Wednesday morning, Ahmed tweeted to Kellogg’s: Why is “literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor?”
It’s “a tiny thing,” he added, “but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same…”
Within five hours, Kellogg’s responded. The artwork has been updated and will be in stores soon, the company tweeted.
“Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion,” the tweet read. “We did not intend to offend — we apologize.
”hey @KelloggsUS why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism. pic.twitter.com/Nh7M7IFawW— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) October 24, 2017
just recently in a statement to USA Today, the company said it respects all people.
“We take feedback very seriously, and it was never our intention to offend anyone,” spokesman Kris Charles told USA Today. “We apologize sincerely.”
The Corn Pops debacle drew outrage of all sorts on Twitter — some of it directed at the cereal company, and some directed at Ahmed. Corn Pops, like seemingly everything else these days, began a political debate.