“How is removing a black woman from a syrup bottle going to fight racism?”
The cancel culture mob that has targeted classic brands and products ranging from Aunt Jemima to Eskimo Pies is all an effort by the media to attack President Trump just in time for the 2020 election, Diamond and Silk, the pro-Trump duo, said.
The two told the “Todd Starnes Radio Show” Monday that any claim that removing a black woman from a syrup container or renaming an ice cream bar is a moral step in the right direction is either short-sighted or outright disingenuous.
“How is removing a black woman from a syrup bottle going to fight racism?” they asked. They continued, “This is so silly but this is what happens when all of the media outlets jump on the same story, you end up with the same narrative.”
The most recent victim of the cancel culture is Eskimo Pies. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream announced that it would re-brand the product.
“We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is inappropriate,” Elizabell Marquez, head of marketing for Dreyer’s, said in a statement this weekend, according to the New York Times. “This move is part of a larger review to ensure our company and brands reflect our people values.”
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The paper pointed out that many consider “Eskimo” derogatory when referring to Inuit and Yupik people.
Quaker Foods North America announced in a press release last week that it is going to rename Aunt Jemima Syrup and pancake mix. Quaker Foods said the origin of Aunt Jemima is based on a racial stereotype.
“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype,” Kristin Kroepfl told NBC News. “As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations.”
The sisters, Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway and Herneitha Rochelle Richardson, called out “cancel culture” and recent decisions by companies to try and appease the angry mob.
“You have to stand up to this,” they said. “I will take up a black lives, white lives all lives. But I’m not going to do it in the name of Black Lives Matter.”
They said the country will only reach the point of unity when we realize that all lives matter and all heritages and cultures bring something unique to the table.
“No we don’t need to be bowing down to each other,” they said. “We need to stand up for the flag and kneel down for God…those are the things that we need to do. We need to go back to basics.”