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Nestle to rename candies amid race debate

Nestle to rename candies amid race debate

Nestle plans to change the name of two popular Australian confectionery products, Red Skins and Chicos sweets. ’These names have overtones which are out of step with Nestle’s values’, the company said in a statement on its website. Redskin is a slang term widely deemed offensive that refers to Native Americans, while chico may be considered offensive to those of Latin American descent.

Chris
Chris
ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 2 months

Spanish words are offensive? I get Redskin, because red skin, but Chico?

Darrell Vermilion
Darrell Vermilion 2 months

It feels like we're REALLY scraping the bottom of the barrel with respect to the current trend.

critter
critter 2 months

None of these words, slogans, or images would be offensive if they were never used as weapons. If office workers threw staplers at each other often, there would be a call to ban or limit those too. You can say that a stapler isn't an actual weapon, so why would we ban them, but anything is a weapon if used as such. Stop using things as weapons against people (unless in self-defense, of course), and we can all go on living without any of these changes needing to occur.

Tim
Tim 2 months

I'm not impressed. This is just another bandwagon attempt to show their involved at the lowest level. I'll be impressed when they take actual action to pressure the lawmakers they donate to, for real reform. Only then will we see if this doesn't "align with their values". This is the bare minimum.

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