Twitter Calls Out Kellogg's Over Racist Cereal Box

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Kellogg's Corn Pops cereal box comes with an illustration depicting little yellow corn pop characters hanging out at a shopping mall. But the only brown-skinned Corn Pop is seen cleaning the floors in a sea of lighter Corn Pops and it's really easy to spot, not like a Where's Waldo-type of situation here.

It's "a small thing", he included, "but when you see your youngster gazing at this over breakfast along with countless other kids are doing the same ...".

Within five hours after the tweet went live, Kellogg's responded.

Mr. Ahmed later tweeted that he appreciated the company's "rapid response".

After Ahmed's tweet, The Kellogg Company responded, tweeting at Ahmed, "Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion".

Marvel Comics and fantasy author Saladin Ahmed was the first to point out the image, tweeting Tuesday, "Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor?"

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A radar replay showed the preceding arrival was in fact clear of the runway when Air Canada landed, he added. Federal transportation investigators have been reviewing a probable cause for why it occurred.

Kellogg's spokesperson Kris Charles released the following statement to USA Today: "Kellogg Company has respect for all people, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion has always been a top priority". The artwork has been updated and will be in stores soon, the company tweeted.

"We take feedback very seriously, and it was never our intention to offend anyone", he said in a statement.

"My son woke up in the middle of the night, and asked me 'will the corn pops be okay?'" read another. Do Corn Pops have a race? Corn pops aren't people!

Saladin posted the image on Twitter, where it quickly gathered over a thousand retweets, plus thousands of replies and supportive likes.

I looked at the box.

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