Surprising, really, that it took this long:
“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype.”— ABC News (@ABC) June 17, 2020
Aunt Jemima character and brand name being removed from all products. https://t.co/Gv0L73sntc
It’s not as if they didn’t try:
Not enough to save a brand that was great, but impossible to defend, really. That’s just the way it is, and not even a reprobate like LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION objects to the phasing out of brands with histories and associations like this — by market forces, of course.
Presumably this guy is next:
The exact changes and timing are still being decided, but “all possibilities” are being evaluated, a spokesperson said. https://t.co/nDD7XPxfGt— HuffPost (@HuffPost) June 17, 2020
Mars may as well stop kidding itself and yank off the …
Band-Aid Adding New Line of Bandages to Match Different Skin Tones https://t.co/n02ywRYrVD— People (@people) June 12, 2020
Originally posted 2020-06-17 10:07:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
5 Replies to “Not sweet enough”
Ron, I grew up on Aunt Jemimah in the 50s. The lady on the packaging reminded me of the older colored women I knew but that’s not why my mother bought the mix. (We used sorghum molasses and honey and didn’t use the syrup.) FYI, there was also a popular brand of canned oysters with a smiling black man on the front called “Nigger Head.” That one went the way of the dodo bird in the 60s after the Civil Rights Act was passed. I don’t really get that Uncle Ben’s is “racist” other than the use of the term “uncle,” which was a common term used for older people, white as well as black, just as “aunt” was used for older women.
I completely get it.
“Phasing out of brands”.. such polite wording. Nice to see all this insanity hasn’t got you down.
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