In the latest example of hypersensitive social justice warriors crying wolf, Kellogg’s is changing the artwork on the back of its Corn Pops cereal box.
…because a janitor included in the image is a “brown pop.”
Social media user Saladin Ahmed tweeted an enlarged image of the artwork depicting cartoon corn pops in a shopping mall — apparently, in the eyes of Ahmed, yellow pops represent white folks.
Straight from the pages of critical race theory, which claims that racism is inherent, the caption stated: “hey
@KelloggsUS why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism.”
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) October 24, 2017
The problem with the far-reaching assertion is that when people claim “racism” over every perceived offense, the term loses its meaning.
Consistently crying wolf cheapens the experience of those who are exposed to actual racism.
But the practice has proven to be an effective tool to browbeat corporations fearful of being branded a racist company into submission — see ACORN.
The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company replied to Ahmed’s tweet: “Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend – we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.”
Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend – we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.
— Kellogg’s (@KelloggsUS) October 24, 2017
To the surprise of few, crying racism is nothing new for Ahmed, as seen in the tweet below attacking President Donald Trump’s former deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka for mentioning black on black crime:
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Why are you inspecting the back of a cereal box for evidence of racial bias? https://t.co/VAqlbGzO3P
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 25, 2017
This guy is mad because #CornPops has a dark-colored "pop" on the box. No, I'm not kidding.
I'm starting to believe that political correctness is a form of insanity.https://t.co/RabnEJTLR0
— Patrick Henry (@FightNowAmerica) October 26, 2017
What's wrong with being a janitor? https://t.co/FqfH1onWJK
— I got your #Unity right here (@jtLOL) October 26, 2017
— margaret (@Margrz) October 26, 2017
@KelloggsUS it’s a losing battle. Make all Pops same color and it’s not diversity. Make dark Pop a light Pop you took away dark Pop’s job.
— Beekeep (@b33k33p) October 25, 2017
Dark Pop doesn’t really have a job. It’s a drawing. None of the pops are real.
— gr8 caesar’s ghost? (@ChrisCaesar) October 25, 2017
Way to show that you cower to the slightest push @KelloggsUS
— Will Schaefer (@lawtonokieguy) October 25, 2017
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