Much-loved confectionery manufacturer Nestle has announced that it’s planning on renaming two of its Allens-branded Australian lollies to avoid “marginalising” anyone.
In a statement nestle said, “This decision acknowledges the need to ensure that nothing we do marginalises our friends, neighbours and colleagues.”
Nestle noted that they are changing the names of Red Skins and Chicos.
“These names have overtones which are out of step with Nestle’s values, which are rooted in respect.”
Once the replacement names have been decided, the brand plans to “move quickly” with the name change.
Both names are considered offensive tor Native Americans and to the people of Latin-American descent.
— Nine News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) June 24, 2020
Nestlé is rebranding its Red Skins and Chicos sweets, saying their names — which feature offensive racial overtones — are “out of step” with the company’s values. https://t.co/9ObYH8C7IG
— CNN (@CNN) June 23, 2020
JUST IN: Nestle will change the name of its Red Skins and Chicos lollies saying the names are out of step with their values. New names have not yet been finalised but will be announced soon.
— 10 News First Melbourne (@10NewsFirstMelb) June 23, 2020