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On Tuesday, A&W Restaurants posted a message to Twitter mocking M&Ms which decided to turn its beloved mascots woke in order to sell more candy by appealing to the progressive left.

“America, let’s talk, In the last year, we’ve made some changes to our spokescandies.” M&M’s said in a statement on Monday. “We weren’t sure if anyone would even notice. And we definitely didn’t think it would break the internet. But now we get it — even a candy’s shoes can be polarizing.”

“Therefore, we have decided to take an indefinite pause from the spokescandies,” the statement continued, as reported by The Daily Wire. “In their place, we are proud to introduce a spokesperson America can agree on: the beloved Maya Rudolph. We are confident Ms. Rudolph will champion the power of fun to create a world where everyone feels they belong.”

The M&M marketing switch came after Fox News’ Tucker Carlson attacked the mascots for going woke. On Monday, Carlson stated “So in its ad campaign, Mars set about making its M&M characters as unattractive as possible because when you are intentionally impulsive it’s clear you have the right politics. So the green M&M lost her sexy boots, the brown M&M her stiletto heels, and the orange M&M became a poster boy for the mental health crisis… Then late last year Mars went further. The company added obese and distinctly frumpy lesbian M&Ms to promote feminism and body positivity…We reported on this at the time and pledged a deeper investigation into it but before we could complete the investigation, Mars announced that it is suspending its ad campaign. A chocolate vendor promoting obesity was just too shameless for even modern standards.”


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The viral post by the Mars Company led to A&M Restaurants posting a similar message but as a joke to mock the candy company.

“America, let’s talk, Since 1963, Rooty the Great Root Bear has been our beloved spokesbear,” A&W wrote in a statement released on Twitter. “We knew people would notice because he’s literally a 6-foot-tall bear wearing an orange sweater. But now we get it – even a mascot’s lack of pants can be polarizing.”

“Therefore, we have decided that Rooty will wear jeans going forward,” the statement continued. “Not to worry though: he will remain our official spokesbear. After all, he is un-bear-ably cute and im-paw-ssible to replace. We are confident Rooty will continue to champion good food & good times for many years to come…now in denim.”

“Is now a good time to mention this is a joke?” the company added later after the mockery went viral on Twitter.

As corporate America continues to appeal to woke progressives in order to win brownie points, it is good to see that there is still some comedy worth laughing at.

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