M&Ms Candy Being Sexualized by Both Liberals and Conservatives
What is wrong with everyone? Why does candy need to be sexualized?
Some liberals and conservatives are ticked off at Mars company, owners of M&M candy, for changing the candy’s avatars. Each color M&M chocolate candy has its own cartoon counterpart – the green M&M candies, for example, have been represented by a green, female candy wearing white go-go boots.
Nobody is happy about this.
Well, maybe MARS is. I’m not sure if the adage about “any publicity is good publicity, even bad publicity” is true here, or if MARS considers that so.
I’ve watched Tucker Carlson enough to get a sense of where he may stand on an issue, and I even listened to part of his M&Ms candy commentary the other night, and granted, I wasn’t listening that carefully, but…
It’s hard for me to say exactly what Carlson thinks about this. I’d have to re-watch the segment to be sure, but from what I recall, it’s hard for me to say if he was being sarcastic about any of this or not.
At any rate, I am so icked out and tired of so many people in American culture sexualizing every thing, whether it’s coming from liberals or conservatives.
To me, M&Ms candy is just candy. I don’t want or need my candy or its cartoon mascots sexualized. It seems like almost everything is sexualized these days.
The most notable changes are to the brown and green M&M’s, the two female characters
by Dave Quinn
On Thursday, candy maker Mars, Incorporated announced that their beloved M&M’s characters would be getting a makeover in 2022, with “a fresh, modern take” on their design and “more nuanced personalities to underscore the importance of self-expression and power of community through storytelling.”
…Their new look will help bring the characters into a “more dynamic, progressive world,” Mars said.
…The changes are rolling out across M&M’s digital marketing now and will be incorporated into the brand’s packaging throughout the year.
…The most notable changes are to the brown and green M&M’s, the two female characters. Both have new footwear — brown’s pumps lowered to a more sensible height and green’s white heeled go-go boots changed out for what Mars calls “cool, laid-back sneakers to reflect her effortless confidence.”
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(Link): Candy Diversity. Seriously?
Do you really need your candy to teach you a lesson? M&M’s thinks so and they are adopting a new look to be more inclusive. Their cartoon characters will adopt personalities the Hackettstown Jersey-based brand says will be “more inclusive, welcoming and unifying.”
For example: The green M&M, once sexy with sultry looks and go-go boots, will now wear sneakers and become known as “hypewoman” complete with phrases like “I think we all win when we see more women in leading roles,” …
…I think M&M’s already had a great message. You have all these “M’s” of different colors all peacefully co-existing in the same packet, bowl, or even hand — a hand that they don’t melt in, by the way.
The characters are all friends, they have fun and help each other. Why not push the message of people of different colors and ethnicities getting along? Now that’s something to celebrate.
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Both the brown and green M&M’s received new footwear, transitioning from high stilettos to lower block heels and tennis shoes that Carlson dubbed as “less sexy.”
“M&M’s will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and totally androgynous until the moment you wouldn’t want to have a drink with any one of them,” Carlson said. “That’s the goal. When you’re totally turned off, we’ve achieved equity. They won.”
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This is from NY Daily News, which is a left leaning publication, so of course they’re going to be tough on Carlson, who is a conservative:
…Carlson’s bizarre bit aired Friday night on his highly watched “Tucker Carlson Tonight” program and included his usual “they” are trying to take something from “you” narrative. But in Friday’s case, his argument was fueled by the rebranding of a popular candy as well as the primetime pundit’s frustration that cartoon characters are becoming less sexy to him.
“The brown M&M has ‘quote’ transitioned from high stilettos to lower block heels, also less sexy,” Carlson fumed over M&M’s new marketing campaign.
He mockingly sneered: “That’s ‘progress.’”
On screen behind Carlson were animated images of the animated characters that represent the milk chocolate treats in commercial spots. The green M&M, also a female character, now wears sneakers instead of high-heeled boots.
“M&Ms will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and totally androgynous until you wouldn’t want to have a drink with any one of them,” he said. “That’s the goal. When you’re totally turned off, we’ve achieved equity. They’ve won.”
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by Morgan Sung
A makeover for the beloved M&M’s characters has prompted many on social media to call for the return of the previous, more classic “hot” M&Ms.
M&M’s parent company, Mars Inc., announced Thursday that the anthropomorphized candy characters will have “more nuanced personalities to underscore the importance of self-expression and power of community through storytelling.”
That means giving the M&M’s arms and legs that match their shell colors, instead of the tan flesh tone the previous version had. The two female characters will wear less stereotypically feminine attire now, as well — the brown M&M’s heels have been lowered to sensible pumps, and in lieu of her signature go-go boots, the green M&M now sports a pair of “cool, laid-back sneakers to reflect her effortless confidence.”
…The changes ignited conversation among fans of the candy, many of whom demanded that the M&M’s revert to their signature styles.
“I am a single issue voter and my issue: KEEP THE GREEN M&M A HOT SEXY LADY,” a Twitter user wrote in response to the green M&M’s new vibe.
…The new M&M’s: ‘throwing shine and not shade’
The female M&M’s wear subtler makeup, without dramatic lashes.
The two female characters will also have a more friendly relationship, instead of the catty one they’ve displayed in M&M’s ads, and they are now “together throwing shine and not shade.”
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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Greg Gutfeld and Jesse Watters are having a field day poking fun at the new look of M&Ms animated characters, calling it “deeply unappealing and totally androgynous.”
Mars Inc., the manufacturers of M&Ms, announced that its candy characters would be updated to be more inclusive and reflect its “global commitment to creating a world where everyone feels they belong and society is inclusive.” These changes include swapping the green M&M’s go-go boots for more sensible sneakers and lowering the brown M&M’s stilettos to block heels.
In addition, as part of M&M’s goal to prioritize “personalities, rather than their gender,” the orange M&M has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
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The insanity. I can’t even escape sex being foisted on me even in the candy aisle. Great.