Aunt Jemima controversy?

By Brian . Created on Jun 19, 2020
Quaker Oats, owned by Pepsi, recently announced rebranding their Aunt Jemima products due to some feeling it was a 'mammy' stereotype. Uncle Ben's Rice and Mrs. Butterworth's syrup seem to be in the same cart. That said, do you consider these mascots to be racist or offensive in some way?
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Yes I do.

Yes I do.

No, I don't.

No, I don't.

I'm not sure

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Anonymous said on Oct 16, 2020
I never thought about it but I am white. If people of color who have suffered discrimination are offended then we should respect how they feel. We live in America. We are blessed above all other countries. We should come together for the common good.
No, I don't.
Anonymous said on Aug 19, 2020
They are classic and I wish I had a syrup bottle... I am Latin and not offended by any Mexican stuff.
No, I don't.
Anonymous said on Jul 1, 2020
I love the old mascots and I have great respect for the remembrance of song and wholesome stereotypes, I have never thought of them as black or negative in any way, I think its sad that we have become so thin skinned and frigile that we are focusing on changing these things instead of just trying to make each other better.
No, I don't.
pjv5119 said on Jun 23, 2020
I have always associated AJ as wholesome good food which is what they are trying to project. And what is wrong with that. I also understand those who object to using this symbol. I might not totally agree with them. But then what about every other stereo ethnic character used on a product? Should we get rid of all of them?
No, I don't.
Robert said on Jun 21, 2020
Just after this latest "Incident" surfaced , The descendant of the woman who inspired the "Aunt Jemima " character came out against Pepsi's decision to ban it , saying that it nullified & voided her Great Grandmother's(?) legacy . Between this , tearing down statues , Banning certain books & films - it's all been turned into a witch hunt , so much to the point of "Finding" "Racism" even where none exists.
No, I don't.
Anonymous said on Jun 21, 2020
I know it’s origins now, but growing up it was a very homely thing. I always wanted a mom like that. Guess it’s not good, though
Milan said on Jun 21, 2020
Different strokes different folks! Not only applies to products but brands, restaurants, sports teams, political correctness? Offensive?
Victoria said on Jun 20, 2020
All this PC stuff is ridiculous