M&M’s Mascots Are Getting A Facelift To Make Them More ‘Progressive’ And People Had So Many Jokes

People React To M&M's Mascots Rebranding To Be More 'Progressive'


  • The company that makes M&M’s is rebranding the candy’s mascots so they represent a “more dynamic, progressive world”
  • The news inspired plenty of baffled and hilarious reactions online
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Based on the number of ad campaigns that use anthropomorphic interpretations of various foods to lure in customers, there’s nothing that makes consumers want to buy something quite like commercials featuring talking pieces of sustenance with funny quirks and unique personalities.

Mars has spent decades harnessing that particular strategy when it comes to marketing M&M’s, as the company has produced dozens of commercials featuring mascots representing various colors of the candy engaging in a wide variety of wacky hijinks (as well as some incredibly casual cannibalism).

While those mascots have evolved over the years, most of them are defined by certain personality traits: Yellow is basically the Forrest Gump of the group, Red is the domineering control freak who would probably be ousted as the CEO of a tech company in the wake of a scathing Wired exposé if he was a real person, and Green is—to quote Stacey in Love Actually—”the sexy one.”

However, it appears we’ve reached the end of an era. According to CBS News, the M&M’s mascots are undergoing a rebrand to make them better suited for a “more dynamic, progressive world,” which includes Green swapping out her boots for sneakers and Brown’s high heels being lowered to “professional heel height.”

As you’d expect, plenty of people online pounced on the chance to use the news of a reinvention no one really asked for to make jokes.

We live in the strangest of times.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.