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Kellogg's Redoing Corn Pops Cereal Boxes After Complaint Art On Back Is 'Teaching Kids Racism'

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg's is redoing its Corn Pops cereal boxes after a complaint that the art on the back is racially insensitive.

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The box shows cartoon Corn Pops hanging out in a retail mall. Author Saladin Ahmed complained on Twitter that the cereal box is "teaching kids racism" because the only brown Corn Pop depicted is working as a janitor scrubbing the floor.

Within hours of Ahmed's tweet Tuesday, the Battle Creek, Michigan-based maker of cereals and Pop Tarts said the artwork had been updated and will reach stores soon.

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Kellogg apologized and said it's committed to diversity and didn't intend to offend anyone.

USA Today reported about the Corn Pops complaint earlier.

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