The Lady M&M Characters Were Changed to Make Them Less Sexist

M&M’s just changed the characters in its commercials to make the lady characters less SEXIST.  They’d been getting complaints about it for a while.

The green M&M used to wear sexy knee-high boots, but now she’s in sneakers.  And the brown M&M wore stilettos, but now she’s in a chunkier heel that’s supposed to be more professional.  They’ll also be more supportive of each other in the ads.

Green’s bio on the M&M’s website now says she enjoys being a, quote, “hypewoman for [her] friends.”  And Brown’s says she’s “not bossy, just the boss.”  M&M’s put out a statement that says they wanted to update their tone to be more “inclusive, welcoming, and unifying.”  (They’re still strange, anthropomorphic candy bits that are scared of being eaten by us though.  So . . . that weirdness still exists.)

(Here’s a photo of the old and new versions, and a video M&M’s posted.)

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