Kellogg’s to Change Corn Pops Box Art Following Complaint: ‘This is Teaching Kids Racism’

Douglas Ernst, Washington Times, October 26, 2017

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A writer for Marvel Comics took to Twitter on Wednesday to ask why a Corn Pops scene included a brown anthropomorphic kernel performing janitorial duties among a group of others having fun. The company responded within hours with a promise to rectify the situation.

“Hey @KelloggsUS why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor?” said Saladin Ahmed, who writes “Black Bolt” for Marvel. “This is teaching kids racism.” Ahmed then added, “Yes it’s a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same…”

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“We did not intend to offend — we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon,” the Kellogg account tweeted.

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