Kellogg’s Pledges New Design for Corn Pops Box with Lone Brown Janitor

By Sameer Rao Oct 26, 2017

The Kellogg Company promised to update the box of one of its cereals following accusations that its illustration is racist.

USA Today reported yesterday (October 25) that the Michigan-based food manufacturer apologized for a Corn Pops box with a cartoon depicting anthropomorphic Corn Pops in a shopping mall. The Corn Pops all look nearly identical—yellow shading and few or no clothes—except for one noticeably daker one, dressed in a blue uniform and pushing a power washer.

Author Saladin Ahmed tweeted the illustration and a close up of the brown corn pop:

Kellogg’s apologized via its corporate Twitter account:

Company spokesperson Kris Charles reiterated the apology in a statement to USA Today: "We take feedback very seriously, and it was never our intention to offend anyone. We apologize sincerely." Charles said that the cereal giant has already redesigned the box.