Will ‘woke’ M&Ms disappear from Dutch TV after a flurry in America?

Americans most attached to talking M&M figures had a rough week. M&M’s is ending animated “living” chocolates in TV commercials. The reason is the excitement about the figures that have arisen in the United States. After undergoing many ‘inclusive’ changes, they are now said to be very ‘woke’.

M&M’s has been advertising with ‘red’ and ‘yellow’ talking chocolates for years. The candy brand does this not only in the US, but also in the Netherlands.

“M&Ms won’t be satisfied until all cartoon characters are asexual”

Tucker Carlson, one of the nation’s top political commentators and star of a right-wing news and opinion channel, has caused a stir in America. Fox NewsStrongly opposed The creation of ‘living’ M&M dolls. According to him, the creation is part of the political game of the chocolate brand, which wants to express more content.

Among other things, one of the female M&Ms, in green, exchanging her pumps for sneakers would be an attack on classic gender roles. Tucker Carlson said the statistics are “limited.” “M&Ms will not be satisfied until all cartoon characters are asexual. Until this moment you never want to drink with any of them again. That is the goal,” he said.

Orange, purple, green: No toy could do better in America

Not only that. In recent years ‘red’ and ‘yellow’ have been increasingly joined by other colours. One of them is ‘Purple’, a girly chocolate doll, which is a bit chunky and therefore costs a lot of money. Conservatives in America don’t want M&M’s to promote ‘body positivity’ in this way.

There’s been a lot of criticism for the slightly creepy orange doll, which according to right-wing America, makes sweets too scary. In his latest conversation about “Obesity and Lesbians,” Tucker Carlson opens up about the situation.

Question marks on chocolate brand announcement

There are also question marks about the moment Announcement of M&Ms, therefore deciding to ban the toys. The fuss was mostly muted, especially online. Additionally, the candy brand already announced in December that comedian and actress Maya Rudolph will star in M&M’s commercials around the Super Bowl.

The American football season finale is one of the most watched television nights of the year. Commercials that can be seen during breaks are always highly anticipated. Of course, the ads surrounding M&Ms are getting a lot of attention right now. So might as well be a publicity stunt according to M&M.

It is not yet clear whether talking M&Ms will still be seen in Dutch TV commercials. A spokesperson for M&M in the Netherlands has yet to respond to Metro’s queries on this.

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