A&W Root Beer released a statement on Tuesday that was a veiled mockery of M&M’s decision this week to pause the use of its “spokescandies” following political criticism.
“America, let’s talk,” M&M’s said in a statement on Monday. “In the last year, we’ve made some changes to our 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.”
“Therefore, we have decided to take an indefinite pause from the spokescandies,” the statement continued. “In their place, we are proud to introduce a spokesperson America can agree on: the beloved Maya Rudolph. We are confident Ms. Rudolph will champion the power of fun to create a