Welp, this election year wouldn't be complete without Skittles somehow getting involved, right? Yesterday Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the following image in order to bolster an argument about America's refugee program.
Not surprisingly, the tweet is being met with both vehement support and disapproval. While Skittles certainly wishes it could be excluded entirely from this narrative, it's parent company Wrigley Americas offered this statement in response:
So. Now that you're all up to speed, here's what some of the funny folk are saying about the whole ordeal.
"Yes, that's correct. I put my Skittles in a bowl. I use a spoon & eat them like cereal. YES I use RC Cola for the 'milk.' Next question."-- Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) September 20, 2016
This image says it all. pic.twitter.com/2is8q4v7Bq-- Max Knoblauch (@MaxKnoblauch) September 20, 2016
Remember when Jesus was like, "ugh I really want to help you guys, but your brown skin makes me assume some of you are murderers. Skittles."-- Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) September 20, 2016
Even harder question: If I had a bowl of M&Ms and I told you just three were skittles. Would you take a handful? pic.twitter.com/1VCcI5wxyg-- Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 20, 2016
Already pre-mad at the forthcoming "John Legend debunks the Skittles meme with one perfect tweet" headlines-- Dan Hopper (@DanHopp) September 20, 2016
If five Skittles leave Cincinnati at 4 pm going 60 mph and 11 Skittles leave Philadelphia at 5 pm at 70 mph, which Skittle is a terrorist-- Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) September 20, 2016
It's the age old saying:-- Joe Lycett (@joelycett) September 20, 2016
When life gives you skittles, use them to incite racial hatred and oversimplify a humanitarian crisis.
I ONLY EAT THE POISON SKITTLES-- Kendrick LáBlart (@Hamptonyount) September 20, 2016
um yes bc all u did was *say* the skittles were bad but i poured them straight out of the original packaging so https://t.co/d7SxbRlDWg-- jomny sun (@jonnysun) September 20, 2016
I hope Colin Kaepernick eats a handful of skittles the next time he hears the national anthem-- Kelly Diamond (@KellyDiamond_) September 20, 2016
[coats three skittles in cyanide]-- netw3rk (@netw3rk) September 20, 2016
The fact that we are waiting for @skittles to respond to a presidential candidate's son is one of the least weird things about this election-- devin faraci (@devincf) September 20, 2016
Skittles PR team staring at Twitter rn pic.twitter.com/lCWaho0C6O-- Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) September 20, 2016
HOLY SHIT SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS JOLIE-PITT DIVORCE IN TERMS OF SKITTLES BECAUSE I DONT UNDERSTAND IT-- Colin Jost (@ColinJost) September 20, 2016
@daveanthony and make M&M's pay for it!-- Metropolis Records (@MetropolisRec) September 20, 2016
"What is a skittle?" -- a disoriented Gary Johnson-- (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) September 20, 2016