Anonymous

How are people reporting and changing movies and products they think are racist or culturally inappropriate?

Example: Aunt Jemina pancake syrup was recently forced to change their name because people or person thought it was racist. How did they do this along with all the other stuff?

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  • Craig
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    The owners of things (such as the owners of Aunt Jemima syrup) can change their product whenever and however they want.  They typically aren't "forced".  The only exception that comes to mind is the change of the Washington DC Football Team's name from "the Redskins", which was forced upon the very recalcitrant owner by the league, the other owners, the TV networks, and numerous sponsors.  That was clearly "forced".  But it wasn't because of public opinion or activism.  It was by powerful Establishment people with a great deal of money.

    In the end, it's almost always money that makes these decisions.  Pepsico, owner of Quaker Oats, owner of Aunt Jemima, ultimately decided their sales figures would benefit by shedding the character of Aunt Jemima, everyone's beloved breakfast-preparer.  Money talks.

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