Skip to comments.HARIBO STOPS SCANDINAVIAN SALES OF 'RACIST' SWEETS
Posted on 01/17/2014 11:27:54 AM PST by bkopto
German sweet maker Haribo said Friday it had stopped selling some of its liquorice sweets in Sweden and Denmark because certain consumers considered them racist.
The sweets, part of the Skipper Mix salty blend which has been on the market for years, will no longer feature the controversial figures in the future in both Scandinavian countries.
Haribo said it had taken into account the critical comments made over the Internet in recent weeks.
"We decided that we could keep the product while removing the parts that certain consumers found offensive," Haribo Sweden head Ola Dagliden told AFP.
The offending sweets are in the shape of ethnic masks or facial representations that resemble primitive African, Asian or Native American art.
They depicted what "a sailor who travelled the world" in days would have brought home in days gone by, Dagliden said.
"It wasn't something we saw as having negative connotations."
A picture of the sweets was removed from Haribo's Swedish website on Friday afternoon, AFP discovered.
Other allegedly racist depictions of African and Asian people have sparked a heated debate in Sweden in the last few years.
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Sugarfree gummybear reviews:
A Gummi bear with a turban hiding a bomb.
Who can be offended by that?
learn something new everyday, i always thought that haribo was mexican... so i never took a second look when walking by them in “WORLD MARKET”
Haribo sounds like it would be a Japanese company.
Today, Haribo....tomorrow....Cracker Jack!!
Are Nigroids the opposite of Altoids?
Stop being niggardly with the Nigroids.
Of course there are no pictures of the candy that some find offensive. Who is to judge?
I would encourage going to the bathroom before reading that, so you don’t wet your pants.
LOL! One of my buddies sent me that link the other day so seeing this pop up made it doubly funny. So, now will chocolate be pulled from the shelves because, I’m purty sure, that the color of chocolate is the same color as some “black” folks? Will licorice itself be banned? No more black cars because it might remind someone of slavery? Very symbolic to use and abuse your “black” car. STOP the madness.
I have a black car and all the black people love it. I get thumbs up for it from black folks all the time. Cracks me up. It is a nice shiny black and chrome Jaguar. Hubby tells me they have a thing for Jags anyway but make it black and ooh la la. lol
And then there’s ‘dark’ chocolate. Double plus ungood racist.
I dunno... bomb-throwing turban wearers, perhaps?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art had better remove its African Art exhibits soon.
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