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Nestle to rename Australian candies amid race debate

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A politically correct publicity stunt to get some free brand recognition around the globe. There is nothing nasty or directed with anger at any group of people about the lollies in the spot light, but during this time of protest where people are talking of everything remotely considered to be tied to racism it gets them free publicity.

The name change is not needed.

While we are at it lets change the name of the fruit orange as I don't like it being associated to a color, it is potentially a racist fruit.

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I remember, as a kid, reading one of Agatha Christie's novels, Ten Little N*. I was too young to realize the background behind that word, but looking back, I'm shocked they still used the title as late as then, before changing it.

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Don't think the number of Native Americans in Australia would trouble the statisticians too much. As for the Chicos, that must be an American term of abuse. Never heard it (or heard of it) being used that way in Australia. Redskins and Chicos are just candies (or as Australians call them, lollies), for the kids.

You used to be able to get packs of candy cigarettes called Fags (Aust/UK slang for cigarettes). The name had to be changed some time ago to Fads, and they're Fun Sticks, not candy cigarettes. Makes no sense, but hey, at least now we can chew down on a FAD without giving offence to anyone.

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A politically correct publicity stunt to get some free brand recognition around the globe.

That’s about the size of it. Still, a good move from a business point of view.

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Summed up Nestle's wants the money coming in without any "hiccups".

Peter14Today  11:43 am JST

A politically correct publicity stunt to get some free brand recognition around the globe. There is nothing nasty or directed with anger at any group of people about the lollies in the spot light, but during this time of protest where people are talking of everything remotely considered to be tied to racism it gets them free publicity.

The name change is not needed.

Yep those lollies have been around for decades without a single problem.

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