Skittles is releasing limited edition white candy with a white bag in honor of Pride month. They are giving the LGBT their rainbow to commemorate this month. These bags are being sold at Tesco stores in the UK and on Amazon as well.
Some people are using the pride bag to accuse Skittles of racism. Here are some reactions to this bag:
Skittles doing white Skittles to support Gay Pride month and people accusing them of racism is the latest smash my own head in moment today. pic.twitter.com/UaPEtPYqVS
— Steve Atkinson® (@steveacko1975) June 15, 2017
WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THE FACT SKITTLES HAVE CHANGED THEIR DESIGN FOR PRIDE MONTH AS ONLY 'ONE RAINBOW MATTERS' pic.twitter.com/ZCJVC4baw7
— lizzie (@sweetpIum) June 11, 2017
Anyone complaining that the white #skittles for pride month is racist must think every piece of BLANK white paper is racist too. Dumb shits.
— jilliannnnn (@OMFGitsjillie) June 14, 2017
>Skittles launches limited edition white skittles to celebrate LGBT pride (giving away the rainbow)
>People are outraged they chose white ? pic.twitter.com/k2snO2qhJE
— The Safest Space (@TheSafestSpace) March 31, 2017
My dad says they are confusing and offensive to colour blind people, and that they look like ibuprofen
— it's madeleine yo (@drratbag) June 12, 2017
As the bag says:
“During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So we’ve given up ours to show support.”
These candies are still fruit-flavored just like regular Skittles.
Ad Week reported:
“So this is kind of awkward, but we’re just gonna go ahead and address the rainbow-colored elephant in the room,” reads an open letter sent to publishers last week. “You have the rainbow … we have the rainbow … and usually that’s just hunky-dory.”
“But this Pride, only one rainbow deserves to be the centre of attention-yours,” the message goes on to read. “And we’re not going to be the ones to steal your rainbow thunder, no siree.”
Featured image via Twitter.