Nestle to Rename 'Red Skins' Candy, Says It's 'Out of Step' with the Company's Values

Nestle, after years of knowing the name of their candy is racist, has decided to change the name of its ‘Red Skins.’

via TMZ:

In a statement released Tuesday … the candy company said it’ll do away with the “Red Skins” name because it’s straight up “out of step with Nestle’s values.”

“This decision acknowledges the need to ensure that nothing we do marginalises our friends, neighbours and colleagues,” Nestle officials said.

In addition to “Red Skins”, the company also says it’s canning the “Chicos” name for its jelly candy … citing the racial undertones there too.

Props to the org. for realizing the ignorance and vowing to swiftly right the wrong … but it all begs the question — what is going on in the NFL?!

The Redskins — who last week cut ties with their racist ex-owner George Preston Marshall by helping facilitate the removal of a stadium monument and FedExField lower bowl naming — STILL refuse to acknowledge the need to reconsider their team name.

Despite many Native Americans finding it offensive — and D.C.’s mayor calling for change — owner Dan Snyder has repeatedly been reluctant to move on from the mascot.

Could 2020 finally be the year the NFL changes the Washington Redskins? Stay tuned…

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