Cancel Culture Goes Against the Wardrobe of the Female M&M


Izzy Martin

You have undoubtedly heard the newest hot sound on the video platform if you are on TikTok, the most popular platform for short-form videos in the globe. The sound is of conservative political analyst and Fox News correspondent Tucker Carlson discussing the most recent designs for the green and purple M&Ms.
“Woke M&M’s have returned. The green M&M got her boots back but apparently is now a lesbian, maybe. And there is also a plus-sized, obese purple M&M, so we’re gonna cover that, of course, because that’s what we do,” said Carlson.
However, Carlson has already voiced his disapproval of the Mars Inc. sweet on media outlets. When the company switched the green M&M’s gogo boots for a pair of sleek white sneakers, ushering in a more “contemporary” appearance for the spokes candies’ outfit, Carlson immediately voiced his displeasure. Carlson swiftly rebutted this new move stating, “M&M’s will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and androgynous, until the moment you wouldn’t want to have a drink with any one of them.”
His sugar-coated quips serve as another piece of evidence of the misogynistic nature of today’s culture, which is being discussed in a way that is both humorous with a hint of sexism.
People all over the world are adopting the new hot trend known as “cancel culture,” which is a call for the public to boycott someone for “going too far.” The meaning of the phrase varies depending on your perspective or the context in which you hear it. But the most common origin of the word is in social media. If you hear cancel culture, you probably think of Kanye West, Ellen Degeneres, JK Rowling, etc, celebrities in the public eye who have been exposed for making terrible decisions.
Conservative political journalists like Carlson frequently tout their support for victims of cancel culture to their audiences and fans. However, in practice, they will fight a cultural war against brands like M&M until they are essentially canceled.
Because of the candies’ footwear, Tucker Carlson started this cultural war on a chocolate company. According to Carlson, a switch in the brown and green M&M’s shoes resulted in distressing remarks, which raises suspicion that these right-wing news reporters assign human qualities to candies. The Mars Wrigley Company released a statement after the most recent media platform battle to address the conflict that viewers have been engrossed in: “Therefore, we have decided to take an indefinite pause from the spokescandies. In their place we are proud to introduce a spokesperson America can agree on: the beloved Maya Rudolph.”
The most recent blip on the cultural radar of cancellation is this comical representation of misogyny. These “call-outs” don’t necessarily signify responsibility but rather an unfair punishment that hurts people and businesses and may even result in closures. This time, it seems, the “going too far” was a change in a candies’ footwear and femininity. Perhaps the real thing that was going too far, was Tucker Carlson’s investment in the clothing of an animated character.