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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 04:48 PM

M&M's pulls 'spokescandies' amid right-wing outrage, before Super Bowl

Source: CNBC

Candy maker Mars said Monday it is replacing its M&Ms “spokescandies” with actress Maya Rudolph after facing right-wing criticism over its mascot makeover.

Rudolph will star in the candy brand’s Super Bowl LVII commercial, Chief Marketing Officer Gabrielle Wesley told CNBC. It will be the actor’s first appearance as the brand’s spokesperson and “Chief of Fun.”

“The original colorful cast of M&M’S spokescandies are, at present, pursuing other personal passions,” said Wesley.

She noted that in the coming weeks, the company will announce “what the M&M’S spokescandies are up to over the next few weeks before, during and after Super Bowl LVII,” via their website and social media channels.

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Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/23/mms-pulls-spokescandies-in-the-wake-of-right-wing-outrage.html



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Reply M&M's pulls 'spokescandies' amid right-wing outrage, before Super Bowl (Original post)
Tom Yossarian Joad Monday OP
DBoon Monday #1
Alexander Of Assyria Monday #10
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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 04:52 PM

1. Cancel Culture!

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Response to DBoon (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:01 PM

10. Breaking News though! This is why we come to DU, mm I right?

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 04:56 PM

2. I will hazard a guess that the rightwingers who...

...were all upset with the "spokescandies" are probably not going to be much happier with Maya Rudolph.

Murphy Brown and Dan Quayle come to mind.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:26 PM

16. So true

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:58 PM

25. Disappointed in Maya. Let them off the hook. n/t

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:02 PM

26. I'm looking for that to happen.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 05:50 AM

50. Maybe M&Ms will use white chocolate inside? Waiting for Tucker to order it. nt

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 04:56 PM

3. I understand that fox spews had a meltdown over the green M&M's.

Am I right?

If that is so, then Mars needs to make all their M&M's green. Would love to watch the RWNJ's heads explode.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 01:04 PM

55. No, that was Van Halen

Regarding the brown M&M's

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Response to Lokilooney (Reply #55)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 03:09 PM

59. The Van Halen thing was for safety

They had the bowl of M&Ms with no brown ones deep in the contract for the venue to better insure that the specs for the stage and such were followed. They had been through a stage collapse and vowed to never have that again. They also had someone inspect the stage and light rigging at each venue before they did a soundcheck.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 04:56 PM

4. Oh FFS, stop giving in to the lunatic fringe already.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 09:30 PM

44. Really!

This is supposed to be such a carefully run company, but they let the minority of loud goobers decide?

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 12:38 PM

54. Yup. Is Mars that desperate for business that they let a few jerks run their company?

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 04:58 PM

5. WTG Mars, you just bought yourself ONE boycott.

Any company that makes decisions based on fuckhead Carlson has lost me as a customer.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 03:14 AM

49. They're crazy like a fox.

Look at all this extra publicity! Sales will soar.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #49)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 06:07 AM

52. Don't tell anybody but I like them on my cookies

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 04:58 PM

6. Glad to see people expressing outrage over such important matters

And that organizations are giving attention to these very serious concerns about CGI candies.

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Response to XorXor (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:00 PM

9. That's the thing. The RW cultivates our outrage... real?.. over nothing, and we let them.

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Response to XorXor (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:02 PM

12. Yeah, these seem to be the major crises and solutions. So many real crackpots in the US.

And they should be ignored.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:00 PM

7. Oh cripes

what are they getting their panties in a bunch about THIS time??

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:00 PM

8. Fuck the rightwing. So tired of people jumping when they fart!!! n/t

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:01 PM

11. Hey, Mars: Psss psss psss psss psss meow meow

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:12 PM

13. JFC. Caving to RW paranoia. So pathetic

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:19 PM

15. From Fox News, Jan 11th:

"This move [A special edition package with only women M&M's on it, including the new Purple one] is the latest in a series of marketing moves M&M’s has made to promote inclusivity. Its previous announcement involved the introduction of the purple female M&M who represents body positivity and self-acceptance.”

Body positivity and self acceptance for women. This is what the right is ranting against, and M&M caved.

A quick check of the candy's website shows that Purple is now "the insecure, unsure" M&M.

Thanks for nothing, Mars/M&M's.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:28 PM

17. Are people seriously taking this at face value?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 09:28 PM

42. It's genius marketing

They’re getting media attention and some people will remember this story when they see the commercials in a couple of weeks, then later they bring the regular characters back.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 06:04 AM

51. mm, could be.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:28 PM

18. Children are going to bed hungry tonight & the wing nuts whine about candy WHATEVER!

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:29 PM

19. Like any of this even matters.

People, from the far left to reich wingers and everyone in between will continue to purchase and consume an American icon, M&Ms, no matter what Fucker Carlson has to say. Such bullshit.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:34 PM

20. Looks like just a tease to create buzz for their upcoming Super Bowl commercial.

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 09:29 PM

43. Yep, people are buying it though

They’re just drawing attention to their upcoming and very expensive super bowl commercials, they aren’t “giving in” to anyone lol

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:38 PM

21. whiniy+++++ jerks.

censcureship!!!!!!

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:44 PM

22. What changed? They've been around for several years.

Aren't they cartoon M&Ms?

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:55 PM

24. It's probably the new purple M&M that is a woke young lady...






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You can't have a young woman having control of her life.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 11:09 PM

47. They've reworked the Purple M&M in response to the outcry from the right.


[M&M's] previous announcement involved the introduction of the purple female M&M who "represents body positivity and self-acceptance.”

Body positivity and self acceptance for women. This is what the right was ranting against, and M&M caved.

A quick check of the candy's website shows that Purple is now "the insecure, unsure" M&M.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 01:15 PM

56. Seeing purple's picture,

I can understand why the wing nuts are becoming agitated. Superimpose Ron Desantis touring a flood zone, and you have Rhonda Santis. Only they can't say THAT, so they attack a piece of candy over some other whimsical detail. Another item that is going to stick in their craw is the question 'Who wore it better?" Because it's obvious that the answer is Purple.

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Response to Pharlo (Reply #56)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 01:39 PM

57. LOL

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #57)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 03:32 PM

60. A lot of people - and I do mean a LOT

Of people are saying they have never seen Ron DeSantis and Purple together at the same time. I would bet even Tucker Carlson wonders about it enough that soon he will "Just ask..."

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 05:49 PM

23. This is all Van Halens fault!

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Response to VGNonly (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:35 PM

37. +1

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:08 PM

27. Snowflakes.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:14 PM

28. LOL -- the Streisand Effect being used very deliberately and cleverly here.

RWNJ's objected, so thousands of people Googled to find out what the story is, who would never have heard about it otherwise. Now Mars is creating a whole new program to follow the new characters, thus stirring up much more publicity than they would have otherwise gotten. :golfclap:

Contacted through a spokeperson, Purple remarked "just be sure you spell my name right".

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:40 PM

38. Bingo!

If Mars is smart, and I think they are, they will do exactly that.

The best solution to right wing snowflake outrage is to use it.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:24 PM

29. Is this not "cancel culture"?

How do right wingers justify this?

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:35 PM

30. Fox News is the reason why we can't have nice things.

They get their underwear in a wad over a fucking M&M's commercial.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:58 PM

31. What do you do when the world is far more absurd than you could possibly imagine?

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #31)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 07:12 PM

33. Get high.

But that is just me. Feel free to try other alternatives.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 07:11 PM

32. The m&ms are all the same color on the inside.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 07:35 PM

34. The fucking type of person who feels vindicated for this...

Pathetic.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 07:57 PM

35. Maybe

they should come out with one of the spokes-candies as a fox that is bent over with its' head up it's backside. Or if that seems like too much then how about the fox one standing next to one that is the Russian hammer and cycle and the fox could have it's arm around the Russian one. Maybe they could have one that is a George Santos spokes-candy and it is saying how it's been a t-bone steak it's whole life. Maybe a spokes-candy that has a tin foil hat on and instead of the letters characters M&M it could have
GQP.

Maybe the Democratic Party could fund raise with something like this. Take the candies I mentioned and start a brand called "Knuckleheads". I'd buy several boxes for a few bucks. You could run a commercial on TV where an orange one is running around and can't keep it's hands to itself. Then after that the orange one meets up with one looking like Putin and he hands him a file folder and the orange one then immediately goes to the bank and makes a deposit.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:17 PM

36. Until I see the actual ad

I believe that they are just punking Faux Snooze. They'll probably have Maya dressed as a purple M&M.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:43 PM

39. Good grief

I guess I missed the “outrage.” It’s hard to keep up!

When I think about it, though - m&m’s seem to be the ultimate inclusive candy. They’re all the same shape and size, and they have no gender at all. They are different colors, but all the same on the inside.

Wouldn’t it be delicious (haha) if Mars decided to say “fuck you” to the MAGAts and declare that m&m’s are gender neutral and that any of them can hold hands with any other. 😃😃

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Response to moose65 (Reply #39)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 09:20 PM

40. Without fear of melting ...

"Melts in your mouth, not in your hands" 😂

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Response to peace.poet (Reply #40)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:23 PM

45. There ya go!

We have the slogan. Come on, Mars! 🍬

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 09:21 PM

41. The War on M&Ms!!

Not in on this battle, I like them too much regardless of color.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:28 PM

46. My goodness! That Tucker Carlson has WAY too much influence. He is

like a petulant little boy.

Perhaps Tucker should get one of those machines that tans his testicles, and forget about M&Ms?

Sigh.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 03:11 AM

48. This is insane. What must people in other countries think?

I am SO tired of being ashamed of America. What a collection of morons we are! Jesus.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:02 AM

53. So. Fucking. Riduculous.

That is all.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 02:19 PM

58. Unclear

The OP title and excerpts fail to mention what the issue is. Why must I follow a link, or read through all the comments, or worse, do as I am doing now and posting to ask about it?

To wit: *WHAT* is the issue???

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 04:25 PM

61. Next up: Fox hosts speculate on just what those "personal passions" are

and how depraved they are.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 09:15 PM

62. When the right freaks out, Maurer writes, "we dismiss them as unserious."

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 09:27 PM

63. saw this today on FB

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