Lollies to undergo name change because of offensive overtones

Nestlé has announced it will change the name of two of its popular confectioneries

Redskins and Chicos will undergo a name change however no new names have been decided.

The company says it will move to do it “quickly.”


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Nestlé has been under pressure to rename the popular lollies because of their derogatory and racist overtones.

The company says those overtones are out of step with its values.

“This decision acknowledges the need to ensure that nothing we do marginalises our friends, neighbours and colleagues,” Nestlé said in a statement.

The term redskin is particularly offensive to Native Americans.

The company had previously changed the wrapper of the lolly to remove a picture of an indigenous American.

Chicos will also undergo a name change

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Never will I purchase Allens Lollies ever again. What a joke

OMG, I know, right? The taste will be totally different now!

Yep same here!

Going too far. What next? Ugh boots could be offensive to North American Indians too. You could keep going on. Why change because a couple of people are offended? Don’t we have a democracy anymore?

Get woke. Go broke, Nestlé.

i am part american indian and i don’t find this offensive at all it is starting to turn into a joke now all this racist rubbish racism works on both sides of the fence, i find that rascism is caused by those who call out a rascist when a comment is made even in humour, time to get a life people

What a load of s***. I’m so over all this bulls*** and “I don’t want to offend anyone”. Well I’m offended that there are f***ing stupid people that would be offended by the name of goddamn lollies. There are more important things in the world to be concerned about. Stop trying to fix things tha don’t need to be fixed!!!

Bruh who is calling them racist we are on the other side of the world and we don’t even use the term redskin

What will Redskins be known as? Dogs dix?

I’m offended that Allens bows to the noisy minority. Enough is enough.

Wait until they see our cheese