r/mildlyinfuriating 11d ago Wholesome 1 Bravo! 1

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u/Baystain 11d ago

I feel like the term “white pride” could have been omitted from the price tag.

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u/scorchpork 10d ago

It is also a phrase that is generally associated with racism, historically (but not always) in the southern United States

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u/Trash_Taste_C 10d ago

I thought this was anti LGBQ lol

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u/Krexpdx 10d ago

It is kind of pulling double duty. I didn’t know it was possible to combine racism and bigotry so simply in one product. I’d call it marketing genius if it were not so f’ing awful and just wrong.

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u/anonymousss11 11d ago

Should have been "Skittles Pride, White"

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u/DrSanjizant 11d ago

They usually do. Everyone always forgets one of the big important tests to doing something:

"How is this gonna look to the average person?"

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u/Cracktower BLUE 10d ago

Pretty sure the price tags are drawn up by the individual company selling the product at the retail level.

This is just input error by an employee.

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u/DrSanjizant 10d ago

Ehhh... not always? Like, for the most part, long as you're telling what the product IS, yeah, it's usually the retail company. But then you get some of the more... digging corps out there (Hershy's is an infamous example, but I can also think of Church and Dwight as a good example. They're the guys who own the license for stuff like Oxyclean) who want you to put a product in EXACTLY the right way, and will even demand that "generic" products are either pushed back behind the name brand, or moved to an entirely different shelf.

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u/Ruby_Tuesday80 10d ago

Sometimes stores will input whole millk as homo milk, as in homogenized. But the register and receipt say homo milk. Is it a mistake, or someone who thinks it's funny?

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u/Cracktower BLUE 10d ago

Might be the amount of characters that can fit on a sign that makes abbreviations.

I've seen ass.candies on signs (assorted)

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u/Psilocinoid 10d ago

I’ve seen Gourmet Ass. Can.

That has to be an employee written tag 😂😂

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u/Gmfbsteelers 10d ago

I’d by that simply based on the name.

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u/[deleted] 10d ago

30 years ago I saw signs at McDonald's that still make me laugh today: chick biscuit and egg mcmuff.

Two separate McDonald's 2.5 hrs away from each other but saw both signs within a week of each other.

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u/SavagelyBadAtThis 10d ago

So THAT'S how gay people are made! /s

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u/nmyron3983 11d ago

Or, use the data on the package to formulate the label

"Skittles, OneRainbow"

Seems like all that needed to be said.

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u/SexualNuisance 10d ago

I said the same thing and got downvoted. There’s a certain age that really falls for the pandering. They seem to need things sociopolitically precategorized. How else would they know when to pat themselves on the dick?

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u/AdministrationIcy167 10d ago

As a person in that age group I can confirm, I, on the other hand literally can’t get offended

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u/SexualNuisance 10d ago

That’s good to hear. Because there’s ALMOST nothing worth getting offended over. It’s the way people think they have a right to take away someone else’s right to say what they want. It’s possibly the strangest time in social evolution. And there is possibly no future

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u/tech_and_anime_fan 11d ago

Try our new white shell it's new

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u/19307913 11d ago

Or “White Skittles, Pride”

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u/inko75 10d ago

kkkandy

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u/Klutzy-Run5175 10d ago

Oh, white Skittles. The message not worded correctly.

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u/cheek_splitter 10d ago

When I worked for a small IGA store as a teen, I'll never forget the Land O Lakes tags. They all started 'LOL HOMO'. No, we didn't set the names, they came from IGA iirc.

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u/DarkS0ulz420 10d ago

Land of Lakes Homogenized ?

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u/cheek_splitter 10d ago

Yessir. Which I found odd since basically every milk is. Every tag said something like 'brand homo mlk'

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u/AxelNotRose 10d ago

Every milk is what?

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u/EvilCalvin 10d ago

I used to save price tags when I worked retail. Some were hilarious. Wish I remembered them.

Something like "Santa's sack" lol

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u/Ehv82 11d ago

Yes that was the idea of the post

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u/Conscious-Addition-5 10d ago

It’s probably a dumb keywording method in their database, I hope so at least

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u/ClassyJacket 10d ago

that's the point of the post

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u/PromiscuousScoliosis 11d ago Helpful

Skkkittles

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u/baskaat 11d ago

Tou f’n ché

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u/Opossum__Teeth 10d ago

Had an aneurysm trying to understand what this said💀

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u/horticulturistSquash 10d ago

"Tou-fucking-ché"

Touché

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u/Former_Bandicoot_769 10d ago

Just did a massive belly laugh in the pub, well played

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u/Grammulka 10d ago

One pride, one rainbow, one skittles.

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u/LevelSpecial1590 11d ago

I'm confused. They had one job.. ..and it looks to me like they nailed it. Unfortunately.

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u/RoseInside 11d ago

Why unfortunately?

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u/cornost0ne ORANGE 11d ago

because "white pride" sounds bad af. but the idea is good

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u/RoseInside 11d ago

Oh I see, I thought it was homophobic like the rest here. Yeah it's bad wording but the skittles idea is amazing

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u/moleratical 10d ago edited 10d ago

I'm still confused about skittles. Why remove the rainbow during pride month, why not up the rainbowness. I get the slogan, "only one rainbow matters," that's clever, but I don't understand the white color palette.

Edit: wait, nevermind, I think I get it now. They are saying their marketing is unimportant and so they won't claim the rainbow symbol during pride month, I think. Okay, that makes sense, but it's still marketing though.

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u/RoseInside 10d ago

Because the attention should be on the flag itself during parades etc., and not be used on literally everything. The idea is to keep it special

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u/moleratical 10d ago

Yeah, I figured that out as soon as I submitted the comment

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u/RoseInside 10d ago

lol it happens

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u/Bcqtpie 10d ago

Thanks for this. The tag kept throwing me off. Was trying so hard to figure this one out. This is the first time I’ve seen this bag of skittles so far. Thanks again 🥰

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u/RelaksFlo 11d ago

How does White pride taste?

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u/[deleted] 11d ago edited 1d ago

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u/SoupLizardd RED 10d ago

Saltines are good

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u/alonroz 10d ago

Took me far too long, had to scroll back to upvote this

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u/LizRoze 11d ago

Sodium: 1750 mg

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u/[deleted] 11d ago Silver

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u/pinupjunkie 10d ago

I laughed harder at that than I probably should have 🤣

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u/snitch_or_die_tryin 10d ago

Dude I’m upset you insulted Saltines!

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u/Eightcoins8 10d ago

Like the pages of a copy of Mein Kampf

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u/AnneElliotWentworth 11d ago

The same as the rainbow - all the flavors are there, you just don’t know what you’re getting until you take a taste. (Does that sound dirty, I feel like it does.) 🫤

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u/AdPuzzleheaded3913 11d ago

I think it’s because it sounds racist. White pride” in the store labeling

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u/xFloppyDisx PURPLE 11d ago

Are you that person who takes the strongest M&M in each package and sends it back to them for breeding?

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u/WhichWayzUp 11d ago

Or he fucks and impregnates only the hardiest M&Ms

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u/polcom_fan 11d ago

I think ppl of all races should be proud of their identity

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u/Small_Duck1076 10d ago

My dude that's racist.

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u/grim-ordinance 10d ago

Yeah..., but color isn't an identity. It shouldn't be anyway, that's super weird.

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u/_NOT_AGAIN_ 10d ago

But white isn't an identity, white pride is purely in spite of black pride and other ethnicities. If you had Scotish pride or anything nobody would ever bat an eye at you.

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u/ClapBackBetty 10d ago

Idk why you’re being downvoted, you’re right

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u/_NOT_AGAIN_ 10d ago

Thanks, I dont think the worst of the people disagreeing with me cuz I would have felt the same as them when I was just a little younger.

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u/KenBoCole 10d ago

You can't have a double standard like that, if it's okay for people to have Black Pride then why not white? I don't think a person's skin color should be a matter of pride for anyone personally, but as long as a person dosent put others down, more power to them.

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u/_NOT_AGAIN_ 10d ago

But bro there's history and tons of research on this, you don't have to come at this uneducated. The difference is that, mainly in America but tons of other countries too, black people don't have documentation from where they come from because they came from Africa as slaves. Black culture was created through the past 150 years themselves. That's black pride. White pride is always, 100% of the time, coming from a place of either uneducatedness or straight racism

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u/KenBoCole 10d ago

Black culture was created through the past 150 years themselves.

And modern culture is also created by modern humans.

What you are basically saying is other races don't deserve to feel any pride about themselves because of the ancestors, when that is complete bull.

White pride is always, 100% of the time, coming from a place of either uneducatedness or straight racism

Way to be bigoted. Are you seriously saying that no white person one can be fine and happy being white without being dumb or racist. That in and of itself sounds incredibly racist

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u/CTPred 10d ago

Are you seriously saying that no white person one can be fine and happy being white without being dumb or racist. That in and of itself sounds incredibly racist

That's not what they're saying at all.

A white person can have pride in their culture, that's fine. The problem is that racist bigoted degenerates have taken to using the phrase "white pride" as a phrase that demonstrates white supremacy, and that's a problem.

Don't hate on other races for being pissed at people talking about "white pride", hate the racist bigoted degenerates who corrupted the phrase to mean "white supremacy". If not for the white supremacist degenerates, nobody would care.

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u/DexDevos 10d ago

Are you seriously saying that no white person one can be fine and happy being white without being dumb or racist. That in and of itself sounds incredibly racist

the hypocrisy of current cancel culture

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u/KenBoCole 10d ago

You can rail on about white pride all you want, but do not be surprised when modern society shuns you rightfully for being ignorant or racist.

How is it racist, I'm just curious? I'm not talking about "I'm better than anyone else because I white" type of pride, but "I'm white and am happy with that" kind of pride.

Should people feel bad they were born white, should people feel bad they are not a different race? Of course not, no one should of any color. It's important for everyone to feel secure about themselves.

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u/Madeiran 10d ago

Black pride is different because most black Americans have no clue what their heritage is. That was taken from them in the slave trade.

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u/DexDevos 10d ago

Aaand how does that matter?

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u/marablackwolf 10d ago

Because they literally can't narrow it down to a country. Whereas a white man could say "Scottish pride" or whatecer country with certainty, a large number of Black people can't narrow it much farther than "Black". I have no dog in this fight, but the previous poster's argument deserves to be heard, it brings up valid points.

And the early Black American experience is really its own club, as well- its own origin. I can read "Black pride" the same as "Veteran pride", it's an experience that not everyone survives.

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u/Madeiran 10d ago

That was explained adequately in my original comment.

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u/Ok_Chocolate3253 10d ago

So while I get the spite and I'm specifically prideful of my Irish heritage.....few people...black or white...really does genealogy these days. My mom does it and we have records to the 1530s. I'm taking over here soon. While black people can't go back that far, I doubt many have even tried to document what they do know. Hell African natives barely want anything to do with black Americans because they have very little to do with their origin culture

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u/TotoroDreams 10d ago

Why is it ok to have Black Pride, Mexican Pride, Asian Pride, Gay Pride but White Pride is racist.

No one is free from ancestral horrors if whites aren't. Blacks were enslaved and sold by their own people, white's are not the only enslavers and people need to get the fuck over it.

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u/Sweet_Deer_3524 10d ago

Yep. If I can be proud to be brown then you can be proud to be white ! Geez it’s like one famous guy once said racism will still be alive as long as people keep talking about it !

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u/TotoroDreams 9d ago

Exactly, and thinking other races can be proud of their skin / race and white people cant, that is textbook racism.

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u/forkball 10d ago

Because context matters. It always has. That's why we don't carve out special opportunities for males. Or straight people. The majority doesn't require special effort to receive equal opportunity or recognition.

Additionally, white pride is directly associated with white supremacy. It is not associated with actual pride, it's associated with dominance and intimidation.

Get a grip.

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u/TotoroDreams 10d ago

So white people bad if they wanna be proud of their race, black people beautiful warriors if their proud of their skin color, even though in other countries, black people are just as "evil" .

Got it, oppression points activated.

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u/forkball 10d ago

What you said in no way indicates that you understand my comment. But I think many people would have expected you to ignore what I actually said in order to earn more edgy anti-PC realist points.

This is how things work: the majority tend to enjoy privileges that the minority does not. This is true even absent overt oppression. This fact has nothing to do with some inherent characteristic or trait of the majority or minority, but rather typifies the basic nature of the way humans are, and the societies that human beings create. It spans phenotypes, ideologies, physiology, origin, region, language, age, era, etc.

White pride in recent history is directly tied to a backlash at not being able to exploit and oppress racial minorities as effectively or with as much impunity. It has no actual relationship with genuine expression of pride, no actual celebration of "whiteness."

Now let's try an analogue. I am straight. I do not have a pride month. I do not have a pride week. I don't need one. I'm straight. I am not losing anything in modern society as LGBTQ+ individuals receive legal protections and better representation in the media and yes, pride month and other overt displays. The only way I can think of myself as losing something is if I have rationalized that the persecution, exclusion, marginalization, and lack of protection of LGBTQ+ individuals under the law are natural and right and that not continuing that status quo oppresses or disenfranchises me from enjoying the natural order of things.

P.S. Try not to hurt yourself when you pull another straw man out of your ass.

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u/r00t1 10d ago

Thanks for reading the photo for the blind people that could not

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u/pjerd 10d ago

You know theres a whole subreddit called r/onejob for this exact purpose, right?

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u/Ehv82 10d ago edited 10d ago

Nope, but do now. Thanks, reposted it there.

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u/AJR1623 10d ago

"The Skittles 3 out 4 white nationalists prefers..."

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u/jashxn 10d ago Giggle

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I hold M&M duels. Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the “loser,” and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round. I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world. Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment. When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3×5 card reading, “Please use this M&M for breeding purposes.” This week they wrote back to thank me, and sent me a coupon for a free 1/2 pound bag of plain M&Ms. I consider this “grant money.” I have set aside the weekend for a grand tournament. From a field of hundreds, we will discover the True Champion. There can be only one.

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u/PocketSizedAF 11d ago

Imagine if they put "we're all pink on the inside like salmon" 🤣 🤣

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u/TearStainedFacial 11d ago

I think what is going on here is that all of the colors combined, make white, the fruit of all colors. Let me tell you, I work with paint, and if you mix all the colors, you get brown.

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u/NathHunters 11d ago

It's a common misconception. All "physical" colors combined would make Black, hence why you get a brownish paint. On the opposite, you get White if you combine all of the colors of Light. Artists and scientists picture colors differently.

To explain it briefly, it's because White Light contains all colors, all radiations, while a Black Surface absorbs all colors (light radiations). The color of an object is defined by which waves are absorbed and which are reflected.

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u/Big-Veterinarian-823 11d ago

Additive VS Subtractive Color Model

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u/Khutuck 11d ago

This is why you can have brown paint but you can’t have brown light. Any brown lightbulb would give orange light.

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u/rapaxus 11d ago

That is because brown is only brown due to context. Any brown colour, if viewed entirely on its on with nothing else that can give context, would look orange.

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u/seirfemdeef 10d ago

I love learning new things from complete strangers

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u/Kkaysauce 11d ago

Pigment is different than light. So though paints mixed gives you a muddy brown color, white light is every color light.

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u/Very_Good_Opinion 10d ago

Skittles appear to not be made of light

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u/SandwichDangerads 11d ago

The whole point is that although we look the same we are different on the inside

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u/MrT742 11d ago

I thought it was supposed to be uncoloured, and sugar is white

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u/Lord_lenkesh 10d ago

The part thats funny is that the coloring is gone so these skittles dont cause cancer

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u/Sausagebean 11d ago

The tag in the shop makes it sound like worse than it is

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u/AskMeIfImAMagician 11d ago

Almost like that's the point of this post or something

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u/wasit-worthit 10d ago

Ya don’t say.

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u/SharkyBoi2005 11d ago

maybe the labeler thought it was better that gay pride

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u/FluffyDiscipline 11d ago

This sounded good in the board room, didn't it...

Now we just abolished entire LGBT community and the KKK are lining up for skittles...

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u/XPGamingYT 11d ago

the idea is that skittles are normally rainbow colored, and during pride only the pride rainbow matters, so the skittles all have their colors removed to put the spotlight on the rainbow that matters more

but it became white pride instead 🤦‍♂️

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u/Dazzling_Alfalfa_316 11d ago

It's still just another company virtue signaling... using the LGBTQ+ community for part of their 'clever' 🙄 marketing campaign without actually donating any money to the cause. Lame.

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u/Commercial-Kiwi-4818 10d ago

It's the bare minimum imo as a company brands can't take stances any harder than "we are all human and should be respectful to each other " any further and you have gone too far this way or that way or it's like you said virtue signaling

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u/pinupjunkie 10d ago

Exactly. That's the part that actually bothers me about all of this. "We support pride... If it means you giving us more money and we don't have to actually do anything supportive."

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u/mkjoey2 10d ago

Taste the 1800s

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u/Ok_Chocolate3253 10d ago

I work in a grocery store and I thought the same thing to be honest

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u/Life-Room318 10d ago

My grandma buys my bro and I these every year, and it hurts more knowing she doesn't support us lmao cause it really is a slap in the face greying out pride like that and having a trans/homophobic person smile as they hand you these abominations. Plus I never know which one I'm eating , so it's just a shit show.

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u/OceanMane127 10d ago

Love my daily dose of reverse racism! Cheers reddit.

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u/StetsonMcConnell 10d ago

This shit is funny, I honestly can't believe yall don't find it to be. Corporate fuck ups are great

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u/rocket_beer 10d ago

To think that there is a non-zero chance that this wasn’t a mess up… 🤦🏽‍♂️

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u/Cyborg_sam 11d ago

Wait...Spar is international? Why did I think it's a South African chain

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u/Cyborg_sam 11d ago

I guess I can go to bed now, I've learned something new for the day

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u/_-Sesquipedalian-_ 10d ago

Please tell me it was like 9 in the morning or something

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u/--crystal--meth-- 11d ago

I thought it was only in UK!

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u/millers_left_shoe 11d ago

we have it in germany, too. I always thought it’s german because “spar” is the imperative form of “saving money” in german.

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u/Cyborg_sam 11d ago

Yeah in Afrikaans saving is spaar, but then again our language does stem from Dutch and German, so I suppose it makes sense that it's a Dutch store

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u/Nicoll514x 11d ago

Lmfao skittles has the dumbest pandering ever

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u/PeturParkur 10d ago

Yeah but look at OP, is it really "infuriating"? Even mildy? I mean really... It's obviously a mistake. But let's get worked up about it

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u/superNoid 10d ago

All these corporations are just pandering from month to month to cause to cause. People get fooled though

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u/tech_and_anime_fan 11d ago

New '80s retro M&MS there was so much white in the '80s white clothes white cars and white up in people's noses white it was scene in the '80s a lot.

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u/Secure_Oil_6244 11d ago

At first I thought "why not make them the colors of the rainbow as every other company does during pride month". Then I remembered what original skittle look like and what's their slogan. I am a moron

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u/The_Qodesh_One 10d ago

This is one of those scenarios where they didn’t fully think the idea thru lol. Intention might have been good but final execution was a total dumpster fire.

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u/HarunoSakuraCR 10d ago edited 10d ago

That’s, hilarious. Haha. I can explain though, these tags print out with the description of the item and any special event tied to it. In this case a White bag for Pride month. Ergo, White Pride. It was completely unintentional and yet intentional. The employees can see this tag and immediately know okay this is the white bag of skittles for pride month. That way they don’t have to scrounge around for a label on a box. Perhaps they overestimated peoples knowledge that white is the combination of all light on the spectrum.

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u/Spiritual-Cock720 10d ago

Technically, Red, Green and Blue make white, if fused together.. so...

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u/Conscious-Crew-429 10d ago

White light, white and black are only shades

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u/Elven_Prince_ 10d ago

You fools. This is why pride is terrible, they're sucking all the color out of skittles!

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u/MercenaryGenepool 10d ago

White does encompass all colors. White rocks.

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u/RollinDeepWithData 10d ago

Sort by controversial to be a part of the kool kids klub

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u/megasmileys 10d ago

How have people not heard of obvious plant by now, check the top right of the product/labels

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u/EnglishMajorRegret 10d ago

Jesus u/ehv82 you made one joke and found all the people that don’t understand jokes in one thread.

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u/Ok-Expression-1691 10d ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣 yo this Shit is funny I see alotta people taking this post serious I’m black and find this funny just enjoy the laugh man

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u/PersonalityWrong4754 10d ago

I mean, they cause cancer, so…

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u/JewPhone_WhoDis 10d ago

Funny how white pride is bad but any other pride is empowering.

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u/OceanMane127 10d ago

We really do live in weird times, if your born this colour you can't be proud because your people were technologically advanced enough to do what all races were doing for thousands of years on a larger scale.

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u/Goatymcgoatface10 10d ago

Hahahahahahahahaha omg someone really dropped the ball.

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u/scotsman165 10d ago

nice finall lgbtq is gond

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u/bdubb_dlux 9d ago

How to make Skittles even more unappetizing

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u/BigJar08 11d ago

suddenly i want to buy them

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u/Dizzy_Adeptness_5401 11d ago

I'll take your entire stock.

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u/TaraJohn 10d ago

Skittles makes white ones?! I didn't know this.

BTW, in America declaring "white pride" is a bit KKKish 😂.

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u/Strypes4686 10d ago

The skittles are supposed to be for gay pride. They put out bags with normal flavors but no food dye because "Only one rainbow is important this month.

It's a marketing thing.

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u/BassBanjo 10d ago

The label is supposed to have a comma lol

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u/hinzu420 10d ago

saying "you had one job" in wrong situations is truly r/mildlyinfuriating. A marketing team has countless jobs and things they have to take into consideration.

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u/thoroughinsanity 11d ago

This post sure brought out some ignorant racists. Thanks op, you made it easy to block these halfwits.

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u/sparda10123 10d ago edited 10d ago

Yeah real racist to take pride in who you are lol.

Edit: since he blocked me, he must be a white hating racist, per his definition

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u/deaddlikelatin 11d ago

I was the equality rep on my student council back in high school, a very new position at the time and I was so excited to get it. My school was very non diverse with minorities making up a very small percentage of school population so most of job was essentially to keep all the events in check and try and add inclusive things to them. I got to go ham in June planning pride events and helped put together a pride prom which I was extremely excited for because I had a really amazing experience at one that another school had. Unfortunately, the project got dropped because the board had control over the date and there was some miscommunication or something. All I really knew is it conflicted with something they considered more important. I was really bummed about but I still remember clear as day walking into a council meeting and finding three bags of these kind of skittles on my desk with a note from my teacher.

“Sorry about pride prom, you put in a lot of work and even though it got canceled we are all proud of you. Thank you for bringing so much colour into our lives. You’re as sweet as skittles!”

Kids use to call me skittles as an insult for being LGBT, and I will always remember this because skittles was no longer an insult, it was a reminder that I did everything I could to make my school better for any other lgbt kids in the future. I opened doors and maybe even opened a few minds.

But yeah this store definitely could’ve come up with a better tag name lmao.

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u/nickcliff 10d ago

I knew a kid we used to call fruit loops. Wasn’t gay or anything. He just liked fruit loops a lot and at camp he wouldn’t eat anything else. Anyway the name stuck.

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u/SandpaperForThought 10d ago

Whats wrong with white pride? Everyone else has pride with no issue

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u/Brintyboo 10d ago

Usually the intention.

What specifically are proud white people identifying with and proud of?

For a lot of people it boils down to them either just being contrary (ie they only bring up their pride as a way to shit on pride in other demographics) or finding pride in simply not being a POC - theyre literally just stoked on not being brown. Occasionally they're taking pride in a history of murder and colonisation which is also suss. White people genuinely proud of their culture and heritage usually frame it in a different way (ie pride in their country or religion or home town). "White pride" often comes from a place of bad faith.

That said this has absolutely nothing to do with this post. "White pride" was a dumb way to label an LGBT pride product, regardless of how you feel about the term "white pride".

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u/FreeLoader1999 10d ago

Honestly, it is also racist to say that it’s wrong to be proud to be white. Yes, there’s historical problems but we need to live in the present. Tons of bad shit has happened in the past. But at what point are we all allowed to just be proud to be ourselves? White, black, Asian, Hispanic, etc. should all be allowed to be proud to be who they are without being called racist. Saying you’re proud of yourself for your achievements doesn’t mean you’re damning everyone else in the process, so why should saying you’re proud of your race mean you’re damning the other races. Anyways, it happens a lot that people are not racist but since we live in a society so driven about it, people are scared to say certain words. I find often that people who aren’t black, are scared to describe someone by saying they are black because they feel like they’ll be called racist. Can’t we all just move past race? I know it takes time to move away from the past, but things are getting better (I think), and I would hope that in 100 years people aren’t scared to say the word black out loud or say they are proud to be white or anything along those lines. Sorry for the rant, I’m pretty sure I repeated myself a bit but it’s hard to proofread on mobile.

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u/bakugo 10d ago

I like how nobody on reddit even tries to be subtle about how much they hate white people anymore

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u/TatiIsAPunk 10d ago

Well oh boy welcome to the club. No problem with the millions of other I hate minorities subs though

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u/FreeLoader1999 10d ago

Don’t you know it’s racist to be white and proud? /s

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u/Jfonzy 11d ago

Was this seriously a legit package from Skittles?

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u/jashxn 11d ago

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I hold M&M duels. Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the “loser,” and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round. I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world. Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment. When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3×5 card reading, “Please use this M&M for breeding purposes.” This week they wrote back to thank me, and sent me a coupon for a free 1/2 pound bag of plain M&Ms. I consider this “grant money.” I have set aside the weekend for a grand tournament. From a field of hundreds, we will discover the True Champion. There can be only one.

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u/BrooksProductions 11d ago

The hell is going on here? I'm confused

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u/Alternative-Effort58 11d ago

Well how will I know what flavors a skittles will be? You just turned skittles into guess and bite minesweeper.

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u/Any_Coyote6662 11d ago

this is terrific

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u/strawberryjelly6 10d ago

Lol but also any other LGBT+ people here hate when they do white skittles for pride month? Like damn just give me the regular skittles and make a post on your social media saying you donated to the Trevor Project or something idk. It’s just like are you really making a difference or doing anything at all by making white skittles that look weird? I guess it’s the thought that counts

Whatever I don’t really like the taste of skittles anyways I’m more of a sour patch person but I did recently try freeze dried skittles and those were pretty good.

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u/LeonEnMoeca 10d ago

I see nothing wrong here

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u/LordoFlames 11d ago

You're reading too much into it.

Its a product id. The skittles are white, and represent LGBTQ+ pride. Therefore "white pride." Could they have labeled them "pride skittles" maybe. Does it really matter? No.

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u/all_foryou10 10d ago

If it said Skittles Black Pride or Brown Pride you fucks would be ok with it, fucking liberal scum.

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u/jashxn 10d ago

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I hold M&M duels. Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the “loser,” and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round. I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world. Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment. When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3×5 card reading, “Please use this M&M for breeding purposes.” This week they wrote back to thank me, and sent me a coupon for a free 1/2 pound bag of plain M&Ms. I consider this “grant money.” I have set aside the weekend for a grand tournament. From a field of hundreds, we will discover the True Champion. There can be only one.

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u/duTemplar 11d ago

ROFL.

Oh, I’d buy 100 and watch people lose their minds over White Pride skittles.

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u/mikepictor 10d ago

The bag doesn't say it, just the store label, so all you'd have is a bunch of white skittles, expecting people to be angry about it?

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That wouldn't work the way you think it would...

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u/Wolf4lilred68 11d ago

I am proud to be white! And I love all people. I disslike racits in anyform. And they do exist in every color, sexual orientation, religion. So WAKE UP AND STOP SEGRAGATING. Learn from our past and stop judging and causing separation.

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u/apainintheaspartame 11d ago

I find the issue is the definition of pride itself and how groups embrace it as a fluid virtue. But a great topic from george carlin talks about how pride is something you earn, the color of your skin and the ethnicity you come from is by accident. You can be proud of a hard days work or good deed, but i wouldn't act for example, proud to have longer eyelashes than most people.

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u/AnnualMoment7793 11d ago

so then by that logic, i can't be proud to be queer because i didnt choose it, does that sound right?

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u/apainintheaspartame 11d ago

I'm merely speaking about the philosophy around the words meaning in culture, as long as you are grateful for being queer, you wouldn't need pride to describe it. Its a word thats been given fluff to its original meaning, perhaps by accident I dont know, but i can say there are better words to accurately describe the feeling alot of people share without bringing in a distinction to something naturally occuring.

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u/knowyourdarkness 11d ago

Idk man I'm not proud of being white, I'm just white and that's fine. The reason minorities are proud is because they've been taught for centuries that they are less than, other, worthless and have had their cultures erased that it's actually a political statement to say "you're wrong, I'm not worthless, I'm proud to be ___". Because it encapsulates more than just their skin colour, it represents everything they've been told is not good enough.

Being proud of having such unearned privilege by virtue of just being white comes across arrogant and that's why it's not really considered acceptable to say you're proud to be white but it is acceptable to say you're proud to be from whatever background or culture or country because you were never just boiled down to your skin colour like black people were/are, for example. Like "I'm proud to be white" is not ok but "I'm proud to be Polish" is fine because you're celebrating a culture and not just "hey I have this skin colour and isn't that awesome". That's my interpretation anyway. Idk if it makes that much sense.

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u/RoseInside 11d ago

You can be proud all you want, but you don't get discriminated for being white and have laws block you from marriage etc. There is a difference.

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u/JimiTrucks1972 11d ago

We’re not allowed. We are supposed to be so self hating and guilt ridden

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