Racism to the left and right of us, oh my!
The ‘victimization industry’ has a long list of victories under its belt, here is yet another harmless trophy on the mantelpiece.
Haribo pulls ‘racist’ candy after complaints
Published: 17 Jan 2014 14:56 GMT+01:00
German candy-makers Haribo have pulled black-faced liquorice off their production line after Swedish customers complained their design played on racist caricatures.
“I understand the criticism and think it’s important to listen to the customers,” the director of Haribo in Sweden, Ola Dagliden, told the Nyheter24 news site.
The candy in question, black liquorice faces meant to represent a captain’s trip around the world, was sold in the company’s Skipper Mix packets. Dagliden, who has held top position for several months, told the paper that customer complaints had started trickling in during December last year.