Kellogg's to replace Corn Pops box image seen as racist

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The scene depicts cartoon corn pops in a shopping mall.

However, only one of them appeared to have brown skin - and he happened to be the janitor, cleaning the floor. All the corn pops are a golden yellow except one, which is brown. The picture could be a coincidence, but it more than likely looks like an artist pulled a prank while drawing up the back of the Corn Pops cereal box. "This is teaching kids racism", Ahmed said in a Tweet to Kellogg's.

Ahmed responded that he "genuinely appreciated the rapid response". Viewers are supposed to find certain characters in the illustration, but Saladin Ahmed noticed something else.

On a tweet, the company said that it takes its commitment to diversity & inclusion seriously and that Corn Pops labels are being updated and should be in stores everywhere in the near future. The cereal maker says the new artwork will reach stores soon.

Ahmed responded with gratitude for the company's swiftness to respond and act on the problem and later added the amazement of the impact he was able to have.

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"Kellogg Company has respect for all people, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion has always been a top priority".

Some people debated whether Corn Pops have a gender.

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

On Wednesday evening, Ahmed AH tweeted: "today in tiny victories" and "I used the computer in my pocket to get a cereal company to make their boxes less racist".

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