Skittles is facing fierce accusations of racism today following the release of an all-white limited edition version of the typically rainbow-colored candies.
“Only one rainbow matters this Pride,” reads the back of the all-white Skittles package. “Give the rainbow, taste the rainbow. All the lentils are white in celebration of Pride. Enjoy the mystery mix.”
This did not go over well at all, as many quickly jumped up and slammed Skittles for choosing white as the color for candy meant to praise equality.
This is soooo fucking stupid.
Why should whiteness mean equality?!
Thats the fucking problem!
We will never have nor want whiteness!! pic.twitter.com/zatBSbSNDA
— Tora Shae (@BlackMajiik) March 31, 2017
Skittles shows everyone is equal.
…by making a bag of white skittles…
— Benjamin YoungSavage (@benjancewicz) March 31, 2017
— Judith (@DribbleThing) March 31, 2017
Skittles went and pissed me off with this poorly veiled white supremacist pride candy shit.
— Grain (@Waquinoa) March 31, 2017
Skittles realized how white/capitalist PRIDE was becoming and wanted to join in the efforts. Interesting. https://t.co/HIHZDYslxN
— berkeley's femme gem (@juniperangelica) March 31, 2017
— Uncle Nate (@goatdad69) March 31, 2017
— (((Holzman-Tweed))) (@HolzmanTweed) March 31, 2017
As Infowars writer Paul Joseph Watson points out, what Skittles has done is nothing new.
Last year, when Obama declared June ‘LGBT Pride Month,’ Skittles released an all-white bag of candy.
“It’s unexplained why race obsessives are suddenly up in arms now,” writes Watson.