Another day, another ignorant a$$ brand that dabbles in the racist language.
According to NBC News, the British grocery chain Waitrose released a product called the “Waitrose Trio of Easter Ducklings,” which is composed of milk-, white- and dark-chocolate ducklings.
Only problem is, the white chocolate was labeled “fluffy,” the milk chocolate was labeled “crispy” and the dark chocolate was labeled “ugly.”
The company eventually got slammed for their anti-dark skinned wording with one Twitter user questioning why the company chose to label the darkest duckling “Ugly.”
“Overheard women saying ‘this is not right,’” the woman Tweeted. “I agree, doesn’t look good at all. Thousands of other options.”
Waitrose eventually heard people’s cries and they apologized for the product description in a statement this week. They said they had temporarily pulled the product in order to redesign the package label.
“We are very sorry for any upset caused by the name of this product, it was absolutely not our intention to cause any offense,” the company explained in the statement. “We removed the product from sale several weeks ago while we changed the labeling and our ducklings are now back on sale.”
Not a good way to start off the Easter season.
These brands never learn.
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