BLOG

Skittles Devoured Over 'White' Version of Rainbow Candy That Honors Pride Month

Could the marketing geniuses who thought up New Coke be working at Skittles? To show solidarity with Pride Month, the candy company --- which creates multi-colored candy under the slogan "Taste the Rainbow" -- temporarily removed the rainbow to produce white Skittles in white packaging.

"I'm alerting the Mercury One museum to go out and buy a box of white Skittles. Because that's funny," Glenn said.

Naturally, in today's PC, safe space culture, the blundered attempt has left many angered, claiming Skittles has gone racist.

"So here's this company trying to do something in support of you. They're taking their own rainbow and saying our rainbow doesn't count. [The pride rainbow] is the only rainbow, and they're being --- well, this is a bad analogy for a candy --- they're being eaten. They're being persecuted."

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

GLENN: I am alerting the -- I'm alerting the Mercury One museum to go out and buy a box of white skittles.

PAT: Seriously.

GLENN: Because that --

PAT: That's funny.

GLENN: That's funny.

PAT: Like, how stupid can you be? Like you said. If you're sitting around the marketing meeting, how does somebody in the meeting not say "Maybe that's not the best idea.

[Laughter]

Maybe this is like I knew Coke type of idea.

GLENN: It might have been. The guy was finally struggled, got back on his feet, and then he's liked it I think everybody has forgotten about the idea of new Coke. Hey, skittles.

STU: Let's look at some of the other PR disasters from these companies. Kendall Jenner, there's consternation between the police.@let's put Kendall Jenner in there. At least you can follow the thought process of what you're trying to do. What is the thought process of taking a rainbow-colored candy in gay pride month and changing it from the symbol of gay pride to white pride.

GLENN: Yes. That would be like if the White House was always lit in rainbow colors.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And then the day the Supreme Court passed the marriage thing, we're going to celebrate all white lights on the White House.

[Laughter]

STU: That's such a weird thing.

GLENN: It's bazaar.

STU: Do you know what their thought process? What were they trying to do?

GLENN: Celebrate pride.

STU: But that's -- that has nothing to do with it; right? Like, you wouldn't turn them all white.

PAT: Yeah, because --

GLENN: All right. I have a -- rational? No. I have a way that maybe those in mental institutions might have arrived at this.

STU: Okay. Okay.

GLENN: Okay. What is the absence of all color?

STU: Okay. White.

PAT: Black.

GLENN: Yes, black. What is the mixing of all colors? White.

STU: Black?

GLENN: So obviously, it takes a really smart mental institution or at least one that understand his prisms.

[Laughter]

STU: I do enough coloring books these days, I should really know this.

GLENN: Yes, you should. Or if you ever looked at a prism, you would know this. But the rainbow comes from white light. And then the rainbow prism breaks that up into the spectrum. So white is all colors combined. Black is the absence of all color. Okay?

STU: Okay.

GLENN: I don't think anybody at that table thought that because you have to -- that's a justification of cognitive dissonance. That's just, like, I made a really bad move. How do we cover this? Oh, white is all colors mixed into one. Nobody thought that. I cannot do the math and get to this decision from skittles.

STU: Let me try one other potential possibility. They said we're colorblind; right? So everything's the same. We're all the same, and inside we're all different. So a lime skittle may look the same as a cherry skittle or whatever they have. However, we're all the same. Maybe it's that type of thing?

GLENN: But that's not what pride would be. That's not standing -- who is saying "Hey, let's all just now fold back into each other and be cool."

Nobody's saying that. This was one of the worst decisions in marketing I have ever seen.

Okay.

GLENN: So you know what's funny? These -- the skittles still are on the market, and we have an update for what their plan was, and it's on the back of the package. And what's it say?

STU: Basically the reason they got rid of the rainbow is they wanted to say is that the gay pride rainbow is the only rainbow that matters.

JEFFY: That needs to take center stage.

STU: That needs to take center stage.

GLENN: I have to remind everybody. It's a stupid candy you eat.

JEFFY: Don't call it stupid.

GLENN: Okay. If you are on the left, and you're a fan of the gay pride flag and the rainbow. Okay. So here's this company trying to do something in support of you.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: They're trying to say -- they're taking their own rainbow and saying our rainbow doesn't count. This is the only rainbow.

JEFFY: Yours does.

GLENN: And they're being -- well, this is a bad analogy for a candy. They're being eaten. They're being persecuted.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And yelled at and called names and being called intolerant and racist and bigots because they tried to do something nice.

STU: Yeah, it should be really, like, guys, that was a little bit of a stupid mistake, but we appreciate the effort.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: That's the tone that should come.

GLENN: Quite honestly for anybody else, it's a candy.

STU: Can it be I love the fact that they're getting heat for such a stupid gesture? Can it be that one? Because that's the one I want.

GLENN: I think it can be. I think it can be. Sure. Sure. Because that's where I'm living right now.

BLOG

WATCH: Race-Baiters Be Damned: 3 Big Lies About Racism DEBUNKED

Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

Watch the full episode below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

BLOG

WARNING from a survivor: Is China’s horrific past America’s terrifying future?

America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

Watch the video clip below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

THE GLENN BECK PODCAST

Segregation Survivor: How to Counter BLM's Race LIES | Bob Woodson | Ep 106

Civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson has lived through segregation and been a victim of racism. But he doesn't fit the Left's mold. In fact, he's providing an alternative narrative to their "equity." With the Woodson Center and 1776 Unites, he is offering solutions that BLM rejects, but that are actually helping improve the lives of countless people trapped in poverty and inner-city violence. He goes through all of this and more in his latest book, "Red, White, and Black: Rescuing American History from Revisionists and Race Hustlers." And he joins Glenn to make the case that the radical Left does not represent the majority of the black community. As leftist race-baiters make millions off branding the police as white supremacists while breaking the spirits of Americans of ALL races, Woodson calls out their moral treason, speaks truth to power, and denounces real racism for what it truly is: evil.

TV

Biden's Big Speech: The Glenn Beck & Mark Levin Rebuttal

After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

Watch the video below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Subscribe today and save $20 with promo code "MALARKEY".