In a tweet on Monday night, Donald Trump, Jr. just compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles, because people fleeing war are just trying to taste the rainbow, right?
A lot of people on Twitter found comparing people fleeing war torn countries to poisoned countries rather tasteless (no pun intended). However, the best response came from the poor candy company implicated in all this for their classy handling of the matter. As reported by AdWeek, Denise Young, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Wrigley Americas, the parent company of Skittles, said in the statement:
Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy... We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing.
Whether you vote for Trump or Clinton this election, we call all agree that whomever wrote that statement for Young deserves a raise.
Not for nothing, roughly 4.8 million refugees have left war-torn Syria. The United States has accepted 1,285 Syrian refugees. But yes, someone evil lurks within those 1,285 (mostly children) Skittles.