Racist Corn Pops. No - Seriously

posted by Vinnie Penn -

Actually, the complaint was about "racially insensitive art on the packaging" - but it involved a pop. 

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 frolicking in a fountain. One skateboards down an escalator. 

What struck Saladin Ahmed was that a single brown corn pop was working as a janitor operating a floor waxer. Ahmed, a current writer for Marvel Comics, took to Twitter on Tuesday to ask, "Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism." 

That strikes me as elitist, but whatever. 

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