With Wendy's earning social media praise for roasting their customers, a lot of companies have been looking at how they can get just as much attention online. At least, that's what the people at Skittles were probably thinking when they made this totally bizarre Mother's Day ad that's left a bad taste in everyone's mouth...
Yes, it features a grown man "tasting the rainbow" because he's still attached to his mother with an umbilical cord. No, we don't know what they were thinking. The ad has been pulled from official pages, like the main Skittles YouTube channel. That's probably due to comments like these:
"This is so fucking disturbing and revolting," one YouTube commenter wrote. "Good job Skittles, you've just made Skittles an extreme turn-off for me."
"This is the most ill conceived advert in history.... No skittles for me ever again."
Social media was also full of complaints. The reaction on Twitter was overwhelmingly negative.
When someone says "have you seen the skittles Mother's Day ad? - it made me think of you." 😳— Jodene Murphy (@jodenemurphy) May 11, 2017
What were they thinking? And who approved this?