There are a lot of things worth getting upset about and debating. Anthropomorphized spokescandies are not among them, I would submit. But in the midst of the culture wars, we are arguing about talking candy, too.
Some time back, Mars, the owner of the M&M brand, decided that its iconic spokescandies weren’t “inclusive” enough. The folks in the Mars marketing department responded by making the female spokescandies generally less svelte and less feminine.
(This raises questions about what “inclusivity” actually means. What about inclusivity for slender and conventionally attractive women, after all?)
That might have been the end of it. Then Tucker Carlson of Fox News became involved. In a blistering commentary, Carlson denounced the new, frumpier spokescandies: Continue reading “Much ado about M&Ms￼￼”