M&Ms Drops Candy Spokespeople After Backlash to Purple Character

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By Rob Lenihan Mars says actress Maya Rudolph will be replacing its spokecandies following a controversy over the characters shoes. M&M’s may not melt in your hand, but the button-shaped chocolates have wilted in the face of white-hot right wing outrage. Mars said on Jan. 23 that it was taking “an indefinite pause” from its spokescandies that have raised the ire of conservative pundits. “In the last year, we’ve made some changes to our beloved spokescandies,” the company said in a statement. “We weren’t sure if anyone would even notice. And we definitely didn’t think it would break the interne…

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