It seems like we're living in an overly touchy day and age where people want to scream "RACIST!" at the drop of a hat. Like yes, I'm upset that the dude at Taco Bell skimped out of my Fire sauce, but that doesn't mean he hates Muslims, as tempting as it is for me to accuse him of being basically a member of the KKK for mitigating my thinking-outside-the-bun session.
There are some moments, however, that have to make you think, and this Twitter user noticed something on the box of his cereal that definitely seems kinda racist.
Like the fact that the only brown Corn Pop in a sea of anthropomorphized Corn Pops is working as a janitor while every other bit of cereal is having a blast.
Saladin admitted that he might've been overreacting.
yes its a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same…— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) October 24, 2017
But Kellogg's took his response seriously and even admitted themselves that it was kind of a bad look.
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
It's pretty ridiculous that complex (and not so complex) conversations on racism erupted as a result of the pops box, but, here we are.
Of course a whole debate about the merits and social connotations of being a janitor began.
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
What’s wrong? Is being a janitor a bad thing? Or is it that the dark pop is the only one wearing clothes and with a job? ☹️— Laura MdH (@TribuD5) October 25, 2017
Its definitely an occupation most parents don't dream of for their children.— Ray FINNEY (@Rayph3) October 26, 2017
WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS.
That’s true but still, it is an honorable job and also important to be shown as something humiliating.— Laura MdH (@TribuD5) October 26, 2017
Then you had gems like this enter the conversation.
Others were just tired of the madness.
While some were looking at the box the right way.
The one top left is doing a job,puting corn rows in another pops hair— Jaylin Hall (@JaylinHall) October 25, 2017
O. M. G. CORN pops getting CORN rows...how did i miss that 😂😂😂😂— 1nceTweeted2wiceShy (@MsBelladonna925) October 25, 2017
So yeah, maybe it's messed up that the Corn Pop cleaning up after everyone else's mess is brown. But let's not forget that Kellogg's gave us this amazing corn-rows pun, in addition to delicious breakfast cereal. Thank you, Pops.