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Tucker Carlson does a victory lap after M&M’s cancels its ‘spokescandies’ following conservative backlash over the green one’s shoes

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Tucker Carlson speaks during 2022 FOX Nation Patriot Awards at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on November 17, 2022 in Hollywood, Florida.Tucker Carlson speaks during 2022 FOX Nation Patriot Awards at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on November 17, 2022 in Hollywood, Florida.

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson celebrated the indefinite pause of the M&M’s spokescandies in a segment Monday evening. 

In the segment, Carlson recapped his show’s coverage of the ongoing rebrand of the M&M’s mascots and criticized coverage from other news outlets.

“News anchors that have not had a carb since the Bush administration became hysterical as they defended Mars’ pro-fatness campaign,” he said.

—Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 24, 2023

 

“There is a lot of outrage over the end of frumpy, plus-sized, and lesbian M&Ms,” Carlson also tweeted. “We accept full responsibility.”

M&M’s announced a pause on the brand’s spokescandies in a statement on Twitter Monday, writing: “In the last year, we’ve made some changes to our beloved spokescandies. We weren’t sure if anyone would even notice. And we definitely didn’t think it would break the internet. But now we get it — even a candy’s shoes can be polarizing.”

The brand is replacing its spokescandies with actress Maya Rudolph. 

Carlson previously criticized the brand’s redesigned mascots, calling the brown M&M “less sexy” without her stilettos and slamming the rebranding of the green M&M from her go-go boots to sneakers. 

In January 2022, Carlson said on his show that “M&M’s will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and totally androgynous until the moment you wouldn’t want to have a drink with any one of them.”

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