Following Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben and (can you believe this?) Mrs. Butterworth, the wussies who are in charge of Cream of Wheat cereal are "reviewing" the black chef on their packaging.
USA Today reported:
The packaging on boxes of Cream of Wheat may soon change.
Cream of Wheat’s parent company, B&G Foods, said it is “initiating an immediate review” of the brand’s packaging.
The announcement follows decisions by the parent companies of Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben’s and Mrs. Butterworth's to overhaul their imaging in the wake of renewed calls for racial equality.
"We understand there are concerns regarding the Chef image, and we are committed to evaluating our packaging and will proactively take steps to ensure that we and our brands do not inadvertently contribute to systemic racism,” B&G Foods said in a news release. “B&G Foods unequivocally stands against prejudice and injustice of any kind.”
I don't see the chef as offensive. But there are wackos out there who will find any excuse for find anything offensive. And, I always thought Mrs. Butterworth is white.
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