Kellogg's says they will replace racially insensitive Corn Pops box

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On Wednesday morning, Ahmed tweeted to Kellogg's: Why is "literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor?"

The company, based out of MI said on Twitter Wednesday that it will replace the box art which showed cartoon corn pops in a mall. It's hard to look at the illustration and argue against the fact that 1) the janitor Corn Pop is a darker shade than the rest of the Corn Pops illustrated on the box and 2) that seems like it's a conscious choice.

In the middle of this illustration, Ahmed identified a lone non-yellow corn pop. It also happened to be the only corn pop in all blue, and appeared to be waxing or scrubbing the mall's floors.

It's "a small thing", he included, "but when you see your youngster gazing at this over breakfast along with countless other kids are doing the same ...".

Kellogg's later responded to Ahmed's complaints with an apology. Whatever your stance on the subject, you can check out the Kellogg's Corn Pops box in question below, courtesy of Saladin Ahmed's Twitter account.

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Ahmed did not immediately respond to a message on Twitter. Kellogg's says the new artwork will reach stores soon.

"We did not intend to offend - we apologize".

Wednesday morning, Kellogg's Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs released a broader apologetic statement to USA Today, saying "Kellogg Company has respect for all people, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion has always been a top priority".

" We take responses extremely seriously, and also it was never our intent to annoy any individual", representative Kris Charles told USA Today. Corn pops aren't people! Do Corn Pops have a race?

At one point, Ahmed stayed away from his Twitter mentions, he said, to avoid the flood of comments.

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