(Article by Steve Watson republished from Summit.news)
The normal red and rainbow packaging has been replaced with black and white packet replete with a trans flag and the phrase “Black Trans Lives Matter”.
The confectionary, owned by the Wrigley Company, in turn owned by Mars Incorporated, has also whacked a drag queen on the packet for good measure.
The packaging was designed along with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organisation.
.@Skittles is trying to turn your kids into BLM & LGBTQ+ activists. Their packaging also features a drag queen.
Skittles have gone completely woke. pic.twitter.com/jjlkc7uOaL
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 11, 2023
It’s like they’re now actively seeking backlash:
WTF is this crap on a candy wrapper? pic.twitter.com/tSNwSuuzry
— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) August 11, 2023
Time for Mars to lose $20 billion?
— Texas?Heat (@Lone_Star_Heat) August 11, 2023
I'm done with skittles
— Libertarianesque Person (@libertarianesqu) August 11, 2023
— Donna Nana_ PROUD ULTRA MAGA (@NanaWildflowers) August 12, 2023
The packet also contains the phrase “joy is resistance,” prompting some to ask what actual resistance is taking place:
I keep seeing this language “Resistance”
How does Joy equate Resistance??
— Jen Willi? (@JWill10317) August 11, 2023
Can skittles just like sell candy? Why do they have to inject this garbage? You’re a CANDY company ffs pic.twitter.com/oOCcIFEb7O
— Chaya Raichik (@ChayaRaichik10) August 11, 2023
They lost a customer who has 4 kids.
— Modern Papist (@ModernPapist) August 11, 2023
I thought skittles was recalled because of toxic food coloring. Guess they’re just toxic all the way around.
— AngelArs (@JusticeForFacts) August 12, 2023
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