This Cereal Company Was Forced To Apologise After A Racist Cartoon On The Box Went Viral

27 October 2017, 12:44

corn pops box
James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Kellogg's have promised to alter the box in a message to angry customers on Twitter.

Kellogg's have apologised and promised to change up the artwork on one of their boxes after it was called out online for pushing racist stereotypes.

The cereal Corn Pops currently features box art of a whole city of characters made of the cereal going about their daily business.

Some are in a mall, some are playing video games and some are just hanging out in a fountain full of milk.

But, as Twitter user Saladin Ahmed pointed out, there is a clear problem with the picture as, for some reason, the only darker coloured piece of cereal has been given the job of a janitor:

 

 

After Saladin's initial tweet went viral, Kellogg's responded and promised to change the artwork as soon as possible:

 

So while it is pretty messed up that this happened in the first place, at least the company have been prompt in their response. Updated boxes are expected to be in stores in the US shortly.

____ ____ ____ ____ ____

Listen to the #PopBuzzPodcast with Stranger Things' Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp right here or subscribe for free on iTunes to get new episodes sent straight to your phone every Friday.