The World's Most Politically Incorrect Candy
by Warren Apel, author of David Hasselhoff is the AntiChrist and Elvis Lives, Princess Dies
This one's not about McDonalds. But it's really offensive. If you get all bent out of shape about it, please don't spew your vitriol on me. I didn't invent this. I just took a photo. (Oh, and I bought a few. I bet in a couple of years these things sell on eBay for a mint!)
And just because I'm being flippant doesn't mean I'm insensitive. I think you can be shocked and amused at the same time, without being racist.
But the American fear of appearing politically incorrect just a thing that Spaniards don't seem to get. Or maybe they're just so not racist that they don't worry about whether or not a toy portrays Africans in an awful and stereotypical way that would just plain not be allowed in race-sensitive America. Either way. . .
These are sort of like M&Ms. Chocolate covered peanuts, I think. They might have a brown candy shell, I don't remember. I ate a few. They're pretty good. And the mascot is sort of cute, if he weren't so offensive. All big-lipped and spear-holding. A Spanish-speaking friend told me the name translates sort of like "Little Congo Baby."
Oh wait, though. It gets worse. For a limited time, you get a Conguito toy with purchase.
Can you imagine the shellacking you'd get if you drove around New York with one of these hanging from your rear view mirror? Oh my.
Well, that's all for now. Four pages of offense from around the world -- some of which I think is funny. But that's pretty much what you come to expect from me. A few people will laugh, some will get angry. Either way, you've just wasted some time on the internet -- time you will never get back. Sorry about that. Wait a second -- have you seen the beach towel yet? Can't leave without seeing the beach towel.