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2020-06-24 11:57:06 PM  
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2020-06-25 12:10:49 AM  
We did this so long ago gD made the NNL for "sKKKittles"
 
2020-06-25 12:12:45 AM  
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2020-06-25 1:02:27 AM  
White is literally the absence of color. It just goes to show, no matter what you try to do, it's never good enough.
 
2020-06-25 1:16:56 AM  
They should randomly mix up the colors of the flavors, the point being that the outer color doesn't tell you squat about what's inside.
 
2020-06-25 2:30:46 AM  
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"Namaste"
 
2020-06-25 2:31:35 AM  
All the M&M people have Caucasian arms and legs, even the brown one.  Yet they're supposed to be chocolate on the inside, so why not have brown arms and legs?  Better yet, they wear gloves, so why not have their arms and legs match their shell?  🤔
 
2020-06-25 3:01:36 AM  

Mikey1969: White is literally the absence of color. It just goes to show, no matter what you try to do, it's never good enough.


Technically white is the presence of all colours.
 
2020-06-25 3:03:01 AM  

felching pen: They should randomly mix up the colors of the flavors, the point being that the outer color doesn't tell you squat about what's inside.


I'll take "Things Malcolm X Never Said" for 500, Alex.
 
2020-06-25 3:38:41 AM  
I'm not eating anything with black food coloring. You know it's going to be a petroleum-based toxin.

The white pride thing wouldn't even enter my mind until somebody pointed it out, and then it's funny. It would be cool if they could get all the colors on a single Skittle. Point is, they tried to make a positive statement, but unfortunately we've had to learn to look out for subtle micro-aggressions from even large corporations, and it backfired on them.
 
2020-06-25 3:40:08 AM  
They should do like Bertie Botts and mix in flavors like "Pepper Spray," "Tear Gas," and "Flashbang Smoke" that are the same colors as Strawberry, Lime, and Grape...
 
2020-06-25 5:44:14 AM  

Ghastly: Mikey1969: White is literally the absence of color. It just goes to show, no matter what you try to do, it's never good enough.

Technically white is the presence of all colours.


I see we've started the physics v. art discussion on color.
/ And you've not taken the artists' side.
 
2020-06-25 5:53:17 AM  

starsrift: Ghastly: Mikey1969: White is literally the absence of color. It just goes to show, no matter what you try to do, it's never good enough.

Technically white is the presence of all colours.

I see we've started the physics v. art discussion on color.
/ And you've not taken the artists' side.


It's not so much physics vs. art as light vs. pigment. Ghastly is correct.
 
2020-06-25 5:53:47 AM  
Each skittle should be lovingly hand painted with a rainbow flag.
 
2020-06-25 5:56:08 AM  
When they first announced this a couple of months ago, people were making white pride jokes.  I guess their marketing department didnt hear them.
 
2020-06-25 5:58:59 AM  
Skittles need some celebrity endorsement right about now:
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Maybe not...
 
2020-06-25 5:59:43 AM  
I was going to ask when they heck lime changed to green apple but apparently that's only a thing in weird countries, which is why it was added to the US a few years back now.

I'd rather have the blackcurrant that the UK and parts of Europe get instead of grape though.

And lemon just sucks out loud change it to banana.


I don't get regular skittles often, too many of the flavors suck. Can I get a bag of just orange and strawberry please?
 
2020-06-25 6:04:39 AM  
I wouldn't instinctively associate this with "white pride", but this marketing gimmick is just terrible all around.  You've got a product that is already associated with rainbows, so why not play up that fact instead of going in the opposite direction?  Put a pride flag on the packaging if you really wanted to show support.

Also, who the hell wants Skittles you can't tell what flavor you're about to eat?
 
2020-06-25 6:06:32 AM  
ALL Skittles matter!
 
2020-06-25 6:06:48 AM  

Boo_Guy: . Can I get a bag of just orange and strawberry please?


You're going to have to put that in the rider
 
2020-06-25 6:07:41 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: It would be cool if they could get all the colors on a single Skittle.


They did. And the result was white.
 
2020-06-25 6:09:10 AM  
Those remind me of stormtrooper armour, or Mr. Skullhead.
 
2020-06-25 6:10:24 AM  
It could be argued that excluding white skittles means only POC should participate in Pride Month.

/just sayin
//all skittles matter?
///I'll stop now
 
2020-06-25 6:10:35 AM  
Hahahahahahaha.

This is what happens when you try to virtue signal way too hard.

/virtual rebound watermelon to the face.
 
2020-06-25 6:18:02 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: When they first announced this a couple of months ago, people were making white pride jokes.  I guess their marketing department didnt hear them.


Try years ago. White Skittles were released in 2017, possibly earlier. How have they not learned anything?
https://time.com/4818777/white-skittl​e​s-lgbt-pride-month/
 
2020-06-25 6:22:07 AM  
A lot of people are uncomfortable with Skittles anyway, especially folks like me that prefer to hang out with the Nerds and Sweet Tarts.

/ Hot Tamale!
 
2020-06-25 6:22:29 AM  
Those are SSkittles.
 
2020-06-25 6:23:46 AM  

Valacirca: I wouldn't instinctively associate this with "white pride", but this marketing gimmick is just terrible all around.  You've got a product that is already associated with rainbows, so why not play up that fact instead of going in the opposite direction?  Put a pride flag on the packaging if you really wanted to show support.


It took me a minute to figure out what they were trying to do, it's so confusing.  They want to honor the movement that the rainbow represents, so they get rid of the rainbow?  There were many ways they could do a special Pride edition, but they chose this?
 
2020-06-25 6:28:12 AM  

Mikey1969: White is literally the absence of color. It just goes to show, no matter what you try to do, it's never good enough.


The gross part is that Skittles are white after being in someone's mouth.

Meaning that a white skittle is a used skittle. YEECH!
 
2020-06-25 6:32:14 AM  
Tropical flavor skittles are the bomb. The standard flavors are tired.

Anyway, companies pretending they care about people over profits is a joke, and Jolly Ranchers are far far superior.
 
2020-06-25 6:33:48 AM  

Mikey1969: White is literally the absence of color. It just goes to show, no matter what you try to do, it's never good enough.


What? No it isn't!
 
2020-06-25 6:34:52 AM  
Skittles have been racist since they first came out, they were originally all the same flavour but different coloured shells.
 
2020-06-25 6:38:27 AM  

Marcos P: Anyway, companies pretending they care about people over profits is a joke


These stunts are about profit consumers now want to shop and buy products that reflect their beliefs. Unfortunately companies don't necessarily care about this stuff so you get lots of efforts that flop or fail.
 
2020-06-25 6:40:08 AM  
Many companies really don't want to piss off the LGBT market.  When Russia was hosting the Olympics and all of their anti-gay attitudes were coming to light - I remember Stoli was aghast.  

They actually sent reps to one of my local gay bars to expalin that Stoli is not Russian, but is produced in Ukraine and no we're not onboard with that anti-gay bullshiat.
 
2020-06-25 6:47:39 AM  

felching pen: They should randomly mix up the colors of the flavors, the point being that the outer color doesn't tell you squat about what's inside.


Wait, do different color skittles have different flavors? Maybe I should stop eating them 10 at a time.
 
2020-06-25 6:47:50 AM  

mcnguyen: Valacirca: I wouldn't instinctively associate this with "white pride", but this marketing gimmick is just terrible all around.  You've got a product that is already associated with rainbows, so why not play up that fact instead of going in the opposite direction?  Put a pride flag on the packaging if you really wanted to show support.

It took me a minute to figure out what they were trying to do, it's so confusing.  They want to honor the movement that the rainbow represents, so they get rid of the rainbow?  There were many ways they could do a special Pride edition, but they chose this?


I'm also confused. They want to get out of the way, so the LGBTQ rainbow can stand center. But wait... Does that mean everyone at Skittles Inc is a straight person? Dos that mean Skittles identifies with straightness and heteronormativity? Their support is also saying normal Skittles don't belong in Pride. But why not???
 
2020-06-25 6:49:26 AM  

Bowen: felching pen: They should randomly mix up the colors of the flavors, the point being that the outer color doesn't tell you squat about what's inside.

Wait, do different color skittles have different flavors? Maybe I should stop eating them 10 at a time.


Right?
PPL keep saying gummies have flavors. I taste sugar.
 
2020-06-25 6:49:31 AM  

Brandi Morgan: Many companies really don't want to piss off the LGBT market.  When Russia was hosting the Olympics and all of their anti-gay attitudes were coming to light - I remember Stoli was aghast.  

They actually sent reps to one of my local gay bars to expalin that Stoli is not Russian, but is produced in Ukraine and no we're not onboard with that anti-gay bullshiat.


Stoli + red bull is key
 
2020-06-25 6:50:20 AM  
If I believed someone did it intentionally, I'd be mad. But Skittles? Come the fark on it's a candy company. Their worst offense is moving manufacturing to Mexico where sugar and labor are cheaper than in the US. They've been staunch supporters of different/weird for the past 15 years at least.

Why are people like this? Are they going to get mad at car companies for selling their fleet vehicles mostly in white? How about Bounty paper towels for being white? Or Angel Soft? Or mozzarella cheese? Stop it. Society will give you plenty of legitimate reasons to be upset...this isn't one of them.
 
2020-06-25 6:51:00 AM  
Let's see how the iced tea party is doing

Oh lawd
 
2020-06-25 6:52:45 AM  

Salmon: Skittles have been racist since they first came out, they were originally all the same flavour but different coloured shells.


Just like the terrible truth of Froot Loops!

Froot Loops: The cereal of LIES.
 
2020-06-25 6:53:20 AM  
being white and supporting LGBTQ+ rights universally means being antiblack?

So whoever made that stupid assertion can choke on a Snickers, which is the worst candy bar of them all.
 
2020-06-25 6:55:18 AM  

Brandi Morgan: Many companies really don't want to piss off the LGBT market.  When Russia was hosting the Olympics and all of their anti-gay attitudes were coming to light - I remember Stoli was aghast.  

They actually sent reps to one of my local gay bars to expalin that Stoli is not Russian, but is produced in Ukraine and no we're not onboard with that anti-gay bullshiat.


There is a Russian Stoli and a Latvian Stoli. One is trademarked, dubiously, by a nationalized corporation in Russia and the other is ran by some spirits magnate out of Luxembourg (SPI Group)

SPI has expressed Pro-LGBT sentiments, while the Russians DGAF (and were probably amused by people guttering SPI juice over it)
 
2020-06-25 7:04:02 AM  

tuxq: If I believed someone did it intentionally, I'd be mad. But Skittles? Come the fark on it's a candy company. Their worst offense is moving manufacturing to Mexico where sugar and labor are cheaper than in the US. They've been staunch supporters of different/weird for the past 15 years at least.

Why are people like this? Are they going to get mad at car companies for selling their fleet vehicles mostly in white? How about Bounty paper towels for being white? Or Angel Soft? Or mozzarella cheese? Stop it. Society will give you plenty of legitimate reasons to be upset...this isn't one of them.


are you ignoring they  placed themselves in the middle of this controversy. ?????????

they proactively did this to themselves
 
2020-06-25 7:05:15 AM  
I had been led to believe that skittles were actually unicorn poo.
 
2020-06-25 7:05:36 AM  

waxbeans: tuxq: If I believed someone did it intentionally, I'd be mad. But Skittles? Come the fark on it's a candy company. Their worst offense is moving manufacturing to Mexico where sugar and labor are cheaper than in the US. They've been staunch supporters of different/weird for the past 15 years at least.

Why are people like this? Are they going to get mad at car companies for selling their fleet vehicles mostly in white? How about Bounty paper towels for being white? Or Angel Soft? Or mozzarella cheese? Stop it. Society will give you plenty of legitimate reasons to be upset...this isn't one of them.

are you ignoring they  placed themselves in the middle of this controversy. ?????????

they proactively did this to themselves


A misconstrued good gesture is still a good gesture. Overly sensitive people are far more of an actual problem than an ineffective marketing department.
 
2020-06-25 7:07:05 AM  

tuxq: waxbeans: tuxq: If I believed someone did it intentionally, I'd be mad. But Skittles? Come the fark on it's a candy company. Their worst offense is moving manufacturing to Mexico where sugar and labor are cheaper than in the US. They've been staunch supporters of different/weird for the past 15 years at least.

Why are people like this? Are they going to get mad at car companies for selling their fleet vehicles mostly in white? How about Bounty paper towels for being white? Or Angel Soft? Or mozzarella cheese? Stop it. Society will give you plenty of legitimate reasons to be upset...this isn't one of them.

are you ignoring they  placed themselves in the middle of this controversy. ?????????

they proactively did this to themselves

A misconstrued good gesture is still a good gesture. Overly sensitive people are far more of an actual problem than an ineffective marketing department.


Making a mistake is making a mistake you can't cry foul because someone calls out your mistake if you trip and fall people are going to laugh
 
2020-06-25 7:07:21 AM  
RIP Skittles
 
2020-06-25 7:07:49 AM  
In seeing comments about white skittles on twitter and elsewhere, people seem to care way too much about a candy company using a pride movement to sell candy.

/companies making special edition "pride" stuff don't give a flying fark about pride
//they care about profits
///look into what they're actually donating, contributing, etc. to these causes
 
2020-06-25 7:08:31 AM  

Ghastly: Mikey1969: White is literally the absence of color. It just goes to show, no matter what you try to do, it's never good enough.

Technically white is the presence of all colours.


no, it is not. White is light in the absence of color. Mikey 1969 knows what he's talking about. thank you for playing.
 
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