In the U.K., Tesco stores have released white Skittles packages for Pride month.
The candy brand has operated under the slogan, “Taste the Rainbow” for over 20 years. They are giving their rainbow to the LGBTQ community in solidarity.
Skittles did a similar move in 2016; however, this time it has gotten more mixed reviews. Some people are saying that these white packs are racist, which is ridiculous.
Tesco posted the following message with the packages:
“During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So, we’ve given up ours to show our support.”
Here are some of the reactions:
>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 maud ya ᵍᵃʸ ᵃˢˢ ᵇᶦᵗᶜʰ (@drratbag) June 12, 2017
Can't believe people are actually trying to say that the white Skittles for Pride Month are racist/white supremacist
— be nice im a libra (@hellokitsune_) June 14, 2017
— Dolores Haynes (@the_dolo) June 14, 2017
So @Skittles is getting flack for wanting to celebrate gay pride? People will complain about anything these days. I FOR ONE AM ALL FOR IT ?❤
— Roxy (@myt_memories) June 14, 2017
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