M&M’s had been a part of our childhood, We get to see them animated in the commercials. I remember when they started, it is just Red and Yellow Spokescandies and as years gone by they increase in numbers. I can compare the spokes candies to the Spice Girls, they have individualities and you pick your favorite. Well it is an end of an era because all of the spokes candies got retired by Mars-Wrigley, the company that owns the candy coated chocolates.
Spokescandies Retirement Announcement!
Our thoughts go out to the spokescandies https://t.co/ub8iPHCq5d
— SKITTLES (@Skittles) January 23, 2023
This controversy started Last year when Tucker Carlson got angered that Miss Green, The sexpot of the group no longer acts sexy . She also stopped wearing Gogo boots and replaced it with sensible flats. Fox news have a long History with Miss Green, as she made her debut interview on that news channel. Look how flirty and Giddy
Miss Green 2008 Fox Interview
That desexualization of Miss Green is the beginning of a culture war. Some fans acts like they lost a love one because she starts wearing flats and stopped acting sexy. It offended Tucker Carlson. He got verbally hostile because he thinks she is now unappealing and androgynous. Then more republican got offended when Orange got use for Mental awareness.
The Final straw is the Introduction of Miss Purple. She is suppose to be a symbol of acceptance and and inclusivity. The Fox News Anchor called her a Frumpy Lesbian.
Tucker: Mars made their m&m characters as unattractive as possible.. The green m&m lost her sexy boots, the brown m&m her stiletto heels.. The company added obese and distinctly frumpy lesbian M&M’s.. pic.twitter.com/qIiAXtwCMQ
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 24, 2023
Mars-Wrigley made the executive decision to retire all spokescandies at once as an alternative to caving in to Tucker’s fetish of having Ms. Green don her Gogo boots once more. This causes other businesses and brands to make jokes about the spokescandies’ employment situation, which in turn leads to more jokes.
This might take some getting used to… for the both of us. Excited to welcome Yellow from M&M’S as the new SNICKERS spokescandy. pic.twitter.com/stPVRDxodY
— SNICKERS (@SNICKERS) January 25, 2023
One man's canceled spokescandy is another man's treasure pic.twitter.com/ubF8vWMMYH
— Shinesty (@Shinesty) January 24, 2023
So rather than trying to appease both sides of the cultural wars, the spokes candies got retired instead. The fate of the spokescandies is uncertain for now.