'Let's take the candy out of this': Viewers accuse M&M's of 'melting' in the face Fox News critics after Maya Rudolph hire

The company's move to discontinue its multicolour candies as spokespeople is a cop-out to 'toxic internet trolls', critics say

M&M's is getting slammed on Twitter after it announced on Monday that it's discontinuing its multi-coloured cast of candy spokespeople. Instead, its replacement would be the Saturday Night Live actress Maya Rudolph.

"We have decided to take an indefinite pause from the spokescandies," M&M's Twitter statement reads. "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."

This move comes shortly after M&M's popular spokescandies—like the all-new purple cast member—was criticized by conservatives like Fox News' Tucker Carlson. People have accused M&M of pulling this publicity stunt as a way of caving to critics like Carlson and also to distract the public from the child slavery lawsuit M&M is facing.

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