The patriotically-named “legal activist group” America First Legal, founded by former Trump lackey Stephen Miller is going after important threats to Democracy –like M&M’s.
On Wednesday the group filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Mars Inc., the maker of M&M’s. The nonprofit alleges Mars’ efforts to increase diversity and representation of minorities constitutes discrimination and a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Fired FoxNews mouthpiece Tucker Carlson famously feuded with Mars after it changed the green M&M’s go-go boots for sneaks.
In an unhinged TV rant, Carlson whined that the green candy is
no longer wearing sexy boots, now she’s wearing sensible sneakers…
when you’re totally turned off, we’ve achieved equity, they’ve won.”
Mars said in a statement that it’s
…an equal opportunity employer — we do not engage in discriminatory employment practices. Inclusion and diversity have long been priorities for us, and we use lawful means to pursue our inclusion and diversity objectives.”
Given Carlson’s recent firing, the timing seems suspicious, as the assault on diversity and inclusion efforts by conservatives continues. Guess this “woke capitalism” isn’t quite in line with the blatantly divisive and distracting right-wing culture-war agenda, so LAWSUIT!
America First Legal, describes itself as
determined to stop the destructive hiring practices of woke companies across the country.”
After Bud Light collaborated with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney, the group filed a similar complaint with the EEOC, alleging parent company Anheuser Busch used
divisive, illegal, and immoral employment practices” for offering “leadership development curriculum for those who identify with historically underrepresented groups.”
This non-issue, designed to divide and distract from the real issues like gun control, along with drag queens reading stories and trans people using the restroom are THE biggest issues facing our country?
Gurl, pass the M&M’s, Drag Race All Stars is coming on.
You’d think with all their complaints about kids being exposed to drag queens they’d be happy to see the Green M&M look less sultry. https://t.co/LbOy0FCvY3— World’s Largest Soapbox (@worldsoapbox) May 1, 2023
(Photos, YouTube, Mars; via Rolling Stone)