Candy Company Accused Of Racism For Using A Chocolate Treat To Describe Meghan Markle
A candy company was accused of racism for using a chocolate treat to describe Meghan Markle, the BBC reported Wednesday.
Super Dickmann’s, a German candy business, offered an apology after facing backlash on social media for dressing up one of their Schokokuss (chocolate kiss) candies to look like Meghan Markle for an advertisement, according to the BBC.
The Schokokuss, which includes a marshmallow filling, was depicted in a white wedding dress inside a chapel while holding a bouquet of flowers to look like the bride, who is part black. The now-deleted post read “What are you looking at? Wouldn’t you also want to be Meghan today?”
“A big pardon! The world of Super Dickmann’s is colourful and diverse and far from racist thoughts,” the company said later in an apology following the backlash for their advertisement of the popular German sweet. The Super Dickmann’s spokesperson added that the post was “stupid and embarrassing.” (RELATED: H&M Apologizes For Having Black Child Model ‘Coolest Monkey’ Sweatshirt)
Super Dickmann’s regularly advertises the Schokokuss on its Facebook Page doing a wide variety of humorous activities. One includes the friendly chocolate cartoon listening to music and another depicts it as a Viking. (RELATED: Meghan Markle Dazzles At Royal Wedding [PHOTOS])
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