How Do You Feel About the Nestle Name Change?


Nestle has announced that by early 2021 their Red Skins and Chico will be renamed Red Ripper and Cheekies. For a lot of people, the names are racist and marginalise certain ethnic communities and was a step in the right direction. However, others feel it’s unnecessary. How do you feel LiveTribers?  Where do you sit on the issue? Do you think it is up to those impacted by the racist undertones to decide what’s offensive? 

Posted by on 16 Nov 2020

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    spiderwidow

    It's silly for people to even think that! I feel sorry for the company to have to comply to silly people.

    Posted by spiderwidow on 02 Jan 2021

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    Maree

    No name change could change their corrupt practices. One of the worlds worst companies

    Posted by Maree on 01 Jan 2021

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    fijo80

    Name change is long overdue. People being offended over the name change and refusing to see the racism in them are ridiculous. They’re offended that a name is being change to be inclusive of all. Shows how little they care about other people and how silly they are because not being racist is offensive to them.

    Posted by fijo80 on 01 Jan 2021

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    Vincenzo

    I thought the lunacy attached to 2020, would not be dragged over into the new year.

    Posted by Vincenzo on 01 Jan 2021

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    m

    I hadn't been aware of any name change. What is the new name?

    Posted by m on 01 Jan 2021

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    ricky40

    what will we change "blackbird to" This is idiocy.

    Posted by ricky40 on 01 Jan 2021

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    Emelia

    Why change apart of history that is not racist at all ,its woke garbage

    Posted by Emelia on 31 Dec 2020

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    Eye C

    Ridiculous waste of time & money! How can names of lollies be racist? If you identify as Red Skin or a Chico more fool you! The world has gone mad, they are just names of products.

    Posted by Eye C on 31 Dec 2020

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    Thuythuy

    It's only product packaging who really cares what really important that if Nestle can afford to change the red skin and Chico with newly created advertising if they can good for them however it's really odd how much would it set back Nestle for there product name change if I was going to spend extra funding I would rather they increase employees wages and bonuses incentive program to boost better working condition but if the rename does not set them back then why not change new different is always good fund help gossips hehehe

    Posted by Thuythuy on 31 Dec 2020

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    Andrew

    No need for name change ! Stay with the names we know. Bad move to pander to these people that think they are discriminated against.....have some backbone Nestle. !!

    Posted by Andrew on 30 Dec 2020

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    Robin

    It was always this - now no more!

    Posted by Robin on 30 Dec 2020

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    clarke

    New names have no recall impact

    Posted by clarke on 30 Dec 2020

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    Sandra

    Sad to see name changes

    Posted by Sandra on 30 Dec 2020

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    frannymanny

    If the name upsets people then change it. If the product tasrrd the same and looks the same and tastes the same people will in

    Posted by frannymanny on 30 Dec 2020

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    Sharyn

    Why be offended. Instead be proud & embrace the names of products that people love, & be proud that your race can be identified by a famous product

    Posted by Sharyn on 29 Dec 2020

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    Anthony

    Up to those impacted by the product names to decide whether it's offensive or not.

    Posted by Anthony on 29 Dec 2020

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    Hieme

    I have found out through reading these posts that Chico is Spanish for SMALL. Can someone tell me why I should be offended by that??? Or are you all too narrow minded and set in your own racist thoughts?

    Posted by Hieme on 29 Dec 2020

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    carrol

    I think it's stupidity on people thinking it's racist, they should grow up and stop being trouble makers over changing names on things that's been around for years, We've never had any problem untill now, people just want to cause major headaches for companies.

    Posted by carrol on 29 Dec 2020

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    Miakoda

    Not happy about this I grew up with that Name and so did my children we never felt discriminated

    Posted by Miakoda on 29 Dec 2020

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    W

    Not required. Dumb decision. I hope they lose sales. This is politicism to the extreme. Next....all people with surnames of Black, Coon and Dark will be required to change their surname to one that better reflects the views and political sensitivity and sensibilities of today’s society. If your surname is White, you will be on the next list of forced name changes. We can’t have anyone thinking that because of your surname, you are or feel / act superior to anyone, now can we!

    Posted by W on 29 Dec 2020

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    Johnnybegoodstill

    Its stupid

    Posted by Johnnybegoodstill on 28 Dec 2020

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    Kerry

    It's ridiculous its taking racism too the extreme. We are all the same I don't understand why the company has done this. Next we won't be able too say black cats white 8s in alot of names why can we not be so sensitive well actually its not even a thought. Even changing baa baa black sheep omg it's ridiculous. Australia is losing alot of its own culture with what's going on in Aussies. Why are we changing the Australian history too suit immigrants and indigenous people pulling the racist card. I believe it should be focused more on what indigenous people need in terms on the discrimination cause if there skin colour. Enough is enough.

    Posted by Kerry on 28 Dec 2020

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    Glenda

    It's not right and I don't think anyone is upset over the names

    Posted by Glenda on 28 Dec 2020

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    Lauren

    these are lollies people, why get up in arms about name change? It's pretty obvious why the names are offensive to some people, so if it's a choice between changing the name of a lolly, or continuing to offend people - the choice is clear. Change the damn name of the lollies!

    Posted by Lauren on 28 Dec 2020

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    Ulysses

    My Aboriginal, T.I. and South Sea Islander friends think that it's ridiculous to change the names. They think we are too politically correct,

    Posted by Ulysses on 28 Dec 2020

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    cometwa

    I understand the "offensive" side of it, but my father was always called 'Chico,' as an endearment! It isn't offensive but probably great for some who could say "my products are in the store and soooo yummy!". After all, they are "only chocolate gummy babies," not an "offensive product"!! This is ludicrous!!... not "racist/offensive"!! NO, I don't agree and now I am only going to find it harder to find it with a name I will probably never remember!! I can not walk far (due to severe osteoarthritis), but now you have also made it much more difficult for me to be able to find something I love, while searching "in pain"!! NOT HAPPY NESTLE!

    Posted by cometwa on 28 Dec 2020

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    Kitty SlamHer

    Why change something that we know about Stupid I think

    Posted by Kitty SlamHer on 28 Dec 2020

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    ozemite

    Just more PC BS! Sick of it. There are a lot more things need doing in this world than changing the damn name of a lolly that's been around for over 50 years!

    Posted by ozemite on 28 Dec 2020

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    barbiedoll99

    I never understand why change a name that people have know for decades

    Posted by barbiedoll99 on 28 Dec 2020

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    barbaranne

    If they were genuinely serious about changing the names to avoid being racist, they would not have chosen names that are so similar to the original names. Honestly, Chico’s to Cheekies? Neither the sound, nor the spelling, have changed to any great extent. Similar effect. Redskins to Red Ripper? Are they referring to “scalping” now? I think Red Ripper is even worse. I don’t see much effort or consideration towards avoiding/eliminating racist implications at all. Such a negligible change, there is no point.

    Posted by barbaranne on 28 Dec 2020

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    Kerry

    Are you serious its a Lolly it should never of been changed. If people are so offended by it obviously there are underlying issues nothing too do with the lollies or n7rsery rhymes etc its a joke. Indigenous need change in how people treat them. And there culture being embraced. The English are what started it all. Not generations of Aussies that live here.

    Posted by Kerry on 28 Dec 2020

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    Robyn

    I like the current names and I don't believe they were named those names with the intention of being racist.

    Posted by Robyn on 28 Dec 2020

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    Cassiemc

    Nothing wrong with current names.

    Posted by Cassiemc on 28 Dec 2020

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    Gaz1

    Leave the names as they are

    Posted by Gaz1 on 28 Dec 2020

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    gordon

    What a complete load of CRAP

    Posted by gordon on 28 Dec 2020

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    tpw1961

    I am sooooooo over all this political correctness rubbish. Supposedly these names, among others, are offensive, yet who are the ones making those claims? Rarely is the complainant one of those supposedly offended. More commonly it is some yuppie uni type complaining on someone elses behalf. ENOUGH!!!! If names are an issue WHY AREN'T THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSEDLY OFFENDED SPEAKING UP FOR THEMSELVES? ANSWER: The issue is in the mind of someone totally unrelated to the situation, who thinks it's their job to speak for others. Just like how the US thinks they are the world's police when no-one asked for them to take that role. I fully appreciate that some things can be racist or offensive in some other way, but we have gone so far one way now that some of these changes are actually upsetting more people than they are placating.

    Posted by tpw1961 on 28 Dec 2020

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    Johnnybegoodstill

    Keep the same , stupid whinges funk them

    Posted by Johnnybegoodstill on 27 Dec 2020

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    Nell41

    I am not bothered, political correctness is becoming too much. Get over it!

    Posted by Nell41 on 27 Dec 2020

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    Analisa

    Yummy,can I please have my some.

    Posted by Analisa on 27 Dec 2020

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    Analisa

    I love nestle.thanks.yummy.

    Posted by Analisa on 27 Dec 2020

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    Aussie5

    When I visited South America a few years back, I was told by the locals that the Spanish word "Chico" meant small. That is what the babies in the Nestle Chico lollies are - Small (or Chico if you are Spanish). Where is the problem?

    Posted by Aussie5 on 26 Dec 2020

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    musicveg

    Geez I only got a little way down reading everyone's comments and was shocked to see so many people do not understand the significance of this name change. It is a great idea to change names that are offensive to some,it means they are progressing with the times, letting go of our "old out dated ways" and moving forward to a "more equal and accepting society". We have a long way to go yet but it is a start. I hope that Nestle start being more sustainable and caring about the environment more, and stop making food that is not healthy and contributing to the obesity crisis in the world. Stop stealing water from communities and bottling it up to sell for huge profits, stop using palm oil from orangutan habitat that has been destroyed, stop using cocoa that comes from child labor, the list goes on.

    Posted by musicveg on 26 Dec 2020

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    Hieme

    I must be ignorant but what is a Chico if it is not a chocolate flavoured jelly baby? And, I understand another meaning for a Red Skin from my old cowboy and indian watching days in the '50's and '60's was a Canadian or North American indigent native. It may even apply to Mexican and South American indigent natives??? If they find the colour of their skin offensive then do what the Australian indigent natives have done and turn white. I would think that calling brown jelly babies Cheekies would be offensive.

    Posted by Hieme on 25 Dec 2020

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    Kiran

    Name is good. They will sell better

    Posted by Kiran on 25 Dec 2020

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    medusa 12

    I think they would sell more if the did change the name

    Posted by medusa 12 on 25 Dec 2020

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    Ulysses

    I am as white as people come, my ancestors came from England, Scotland, Ireland and Germany. My best friend is black, her Mum came from the South Sea Islands, her Dad was half Aboriginal and half white. My place of work has 15 people, of those, 4 are Aboriginal, 1 is Maori, and one is Indian, (from the Asian part of our world).. Everyone of these people have dark skin, and everyone of them thinks the name changes to the lollies are ludicrous. The white people think the same as our dark workmates. It's ridiculous.

    Posted by Ulysses on 24 Dec 2020

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    nanone

    They are only lollies and have been around for such a long time. It is ridiculous that a small amount of people have this power to change things that have never been classed as racist.

    Posted by nanone on 24 Dec 2020

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    Akkaydrah

    Completely ridiculous. The idiotocracy are focused on what people are, not what they bring to the table. And they think that they have the right to be offended on behalf of someone else. They do not have permission and should not assume that they do. What may be offensive to one person is not for others. I embrace people who are prepared to step up to the table, to embrace equity and respect that each of us has an opinion and the right to own it without fear of reprisal or rejection. It is not OK to change the names!!

    Posted by Akkaydrah on 24 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    I think it's ridiculous

    Posted by Paul on 24 Dec 2020

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    1cool1

    It is a stupid idea they are not racist

    Posted by 1cool1 on 23 Dec 2020

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    rosielin

    If it doesn't bother you it's because it doesn't affect you, but their are others who feel strongly about it and as it's just a name, change it.

    Posted by rosielin on 23 Dec 2020

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    1cool1

    You are not thinking right when you think the name of a lolly is racist. For many years no one though it was so why now.p

    Posted by 1cool1 on 23 Dec 2020

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    Richie

    Doesn't bother me

    Posted by Richie on 23 Dec 2020

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    Ingrid

    I agree with the change because it is not going to have any potential for being insulting

    Posted by Ingrid on 23 Dec 2020

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    THE GRUMP

    It is clearly the people who want the names changed who are the racists. As far as I can see the average person sees nothing wrong with the names as they stood.

    Posted by THE GRUMP on 23 Dec 2020

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    Akkaydrah

    Hearing you..... I agree totally

    Posted by Akkaydrah on 24 Dec 2020

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    Anne

    Why do we have to be politically correct nowadays ?. Too many miniorities have become super sensitive and are screaming so loudly in protest that they then dominate above the rest of society. I am not anti any of these people/ groups but it does seem that donot respect past good things.

    Posted by Anne on 22 Dec 2020

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    Raewyn

    I think it is a good idea to change thr nsmes

    Posted by Raewyn on 22 Dec 2020

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    John

    I am in favour of the change. It is a matter of being more correct and up to date.

    Posted by John on 22 Dec 2020

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    Dave

    Totally unnecessary, they are sweets for gods sake not a racist statement

    Posted by Dave on 22 Dec 2020

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    Ronnie

    I think it's fairly ridiculous, its only racist to those with small minds

    Posted by Ronnie on 21 Dec 2020

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    Michelle

    Actually don’t understand how people who are not from either culture in question are so adamant that the names are not disrespectful and racist? It’s not about you at all, though you should definitely be more understanding!! Anyone who says the names are okay obviously have grown up completely comfortable in their white privilege and haven’t had to endure what some other cultures have...

    Posted by Michelle on 21 Dec 2020

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    Phil_k

    I am white, I find the writing surface often referred to as a whiteboard to be offensive, could you please get it changed, it's crippling me

    Posted by Phil_k on 27 Dec 2020

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    Christina

    It makes U think it's not nestle

    Posted by Christina on 20 Dec 2020

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    Old Man

    Was that Nestle or was that Nestle'

    Posted by Old Man on 26 Dec 2020

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    Naomi

    To me it is silly . It’s a lolly for crying out loud.

    Posted by Naomi on 20 Dec 2020

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    Old Man

    With this line of thinking, It is time we stopped calling milk WHITE as that is Racist. and as for BLACK outs, Stop all this Racist stuff. Lets all make an effort to wipe the Color thing away No more Colour. Movies/Pencils/Cars/ Clothing, That's right NO COLOUR. Silly, Hey I did not start this, But I'll fall in and go for it if you are.

    Posted by Old Man on 20 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    While I never thought of the racial connotations of those names because I took them for granted since childhood , I can see now that they are indeed racial stereotypes. If those named people such as 'chicos' and 'redskins' are offended then that is enough to prove the change is necessary. Those who can't see that should put yourself in their shoes ie. exercise some empathy and thought for others and not just think of yourself and your own race/culture.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Elizabeth

    I have never thought of the corolation between the names red skin or Chico. Soon we won't be able to speak for fearvof upsetting someone. If this is the case then we need to re move the word white in white chocolate. Also white Christmas

    Posted by Elizabeth on 20 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    No, white chocolate really is white and 'white Christmas' is not a racially stereotyping name for anyone. You are just trying to justify racist terminology. Maybe you haven't thought it through properly or do you genuinely dislike people that aren't white?

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    lilykathean

    It's a complete heap of crap. Things are going too far. So what now am I to be? Can't obviously be called a redhead. Some people don't realize what they start.

    Posted by lilykathean on 19 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Redhead is a racial stereotype? No that's not an equivalent comparison.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    susie56

    I think it is better to change the name so no-one is offended .

    Posted by susie56 on 19 Dec 2020

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    Shannon

    I h8 the changes for every reason known to man kind. It's illogical to change things FOR the guilty party. I love both cultures. Please don't do this. You will lose my money.

    Posted by Shannon on 19 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Indeed you do hate. Who is your "guilty party"? Guilty of what?! Please make some sense if possible .

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Darlene

    Think they should stay the way the are.

    Posted by Darlene on 18 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Yet you don't say why. There's no reason to keep the racially stereotyping names.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    old mate up the street

    There is no need to change the name. Don't cave in to s J W culture

    Posted by old mate up the street on 18 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    What on earth is "s J W culture"? People get away with posting endless nonsense on here. Why can't people give a sound comprehensible reason for retaining racially stereotyping names ? Because there are none.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Nannasuer

    I think we have taken political correctness to the extreme. It is unnecessary to chane these names

    Posted by Nannasuer on 18 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    It's not extreme at all, but common decency.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Phylis

    why cant there leave it the way it was always.

    Posted by Phylis on 18 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    They can't leave it how it was because names are derogatory slang for certain racial groups e.g.. Chico means brown and Latino person. We often aren't aware but in other countries it's more well known. Still such names can cause us to look down on other races and cultures for their skin color because we accept such names unaware, without thinking, but it doesn't make it right, especially for those people named on the lollies.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Kappt

    Personally I don't care what they care their products

    Posted by Kappt on 17 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Because otherwise it's racist!!

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    roogirl.38

    Crazy. Too much political correctness now. Nothing wrong with original names

    Posted by roogirl.38 on 17 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    It's not only political correctness but also humane consideration for others. Besides racism is illegal and incurrs costly lawsuits. Plus nestle need to maximise profits with a wholesome public image, not a bad reputation regardless of whether their business practices are actually exploitative. Still it's good to start with what appears right because it affects how people think. It's wrong to associate the idea of a brown person/brown jelly baby( lolly) as a Chico that's something to eat. (Chico is a derogatory term unless used by a person about themselves. It's not something someone should call a person of a group of whom they don't belong.)

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Imtiaz

    Nestle company good work as my experience in Brisbanecity of Australiaverysuper work of its service test and best customer support as well as nice advertisement in city outlet and in the city public nice service is more and more effective to the all type of customer super nice work

    Posted by Imtiaz on 17 Dec 2020

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    Jeanette

    I don't think it will make much difference, myself. I really cannot understand why the name of something upsets someone but then I don't take offence easily.

    Posted by Jeanette on 17 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    It's not only an issue of who takes offence but also about how names do affect our thinking subconsciously. We may be used to the names and not give it a second thought yet growing up with products labelled Coon, Chicos or RedSkins can taint our view of other races and cultures by making derogatory slang seem normal and acceptable.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    intransigent

    People need to calm down, I really don't care about the name change and if it makes 1 person feel less marginalised, go ahead! All I can say to the people on here getting upset is "does it really matter to you, if it does, stop eating them". Just be happy your Covid free and alive this Xmas. Blessed Be.

    Posted by intransigent on 17 Dec 2020

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    Pratto

    Absolutely ridiculous that anyone can be offended by a lollie !! they have been called that ever since I was a child , stop trying to change the Australian way that is just wrong on so many levels, how can this be allowed .I think that these people need to see a shrink if keep they reading into the name of sweets ECT. go back to where you came from and change your own country and leave us alone.

    Posted by Pratto on 17 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    "Go back to where you came from."? Only children raised in a racist environment would say that. Surely you can think further than that impulse.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    scullyboy

    Lets get this straight. The Chinese Communist Party deliberately unleashed their Chinese bat virus on the world killing over 1 million people world wide and the best Nestle has to worry about is the names of their lollies. Well done Nestle.

    Posted by scullyboy on 17 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    No they didn't deliberately launch a virus on the world . That's one of Trumps one hundred lies with obviously no supporting evidence.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    coastie

    No need to change the names of sweets the ones how are are against the names need to change their to our culture if they do not like them do not buy them.

    Posted by coastie on 17 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    No, they should not be for sale with racist names, obviously!

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Marina

    Absolutely ridiculous We are Australian and what was a "redskin" or "chico" to us but a sweet we could buy. The world has gone mad. ! What next. The colours black and white.

    Posted by Marina on 17 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    I'm Australian too and as a child I saw movies where indigenous Americans were called Redskins, so some of us know it as a weird derogatory, racist slang, even if it came from the Hollywood movie industry of the US.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Nestle products are sold all over the world too.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    doug

    disgusted leave things alone and stop bowing to the minorities

    Posted by doug on 17 Dec 2020

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    m

    I can't see what is racist about "Red Ripper and Cheekies". Those who do, apparently have nothing else to pass the time with. They look for the worst in everything

    Posted by m on 17 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Those are the new non racist names. The old ones were Redskins and Chicos.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Old Man

    I'm sure there are more important things in life to address, Than a name that has been around for ever. Bit Like Black face, I wonder if they will chase the Japanese Ladies who WHITE FACE for theatre like they did with the Black and White shows (Musicals), that reminds me of the tribes who White face. Look out Mud people. the PC/s are out there.

    Posted by Old Man on 17 Dec 2020

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    marianrose

    Absolutely stupid. I feel for the companies who are pressured into these name changes, and would dearly like to identify the idiots who are behind this campaign, and put them behind bars where they belong.

    Posted by marianrose on 17 Dec 2020

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    grant

    If it ain't broken don't change it

    Posted by grant on 16 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    It's broken. Racism is a significant flaw in society.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Robert

    I am sick of the PC crap that is infiltrating this country. I won't be buying any Nestle products again!

    Posted by Robert on 16 Dec 2020

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    Tessa

    I don't find anything wrong with the old or new names. New names though have a more aussie feel to them.

    Posted by Tessa on 16 Dec 2020

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    robin

    It did not matter when these products where first named ,so why change now ,are we going to change the American indian name of Red Skins in old movies ? ..and Chico will always be slang for boy.....its just getting too over the top

    Posted by robin on 16 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Because many of these products were named before the 1950s and 60s when racism was legal and more common. Some go back centuries and are out of step with current values.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Richard

    Who are "a lot of people"? It's time we grew up and got over the names. And I doubt that many feel marginalized because of the name on a sweet.

    Posted by Richard on 16 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Admit that you just don't know then. Just because you aren't affected doesn't mean that others aren't.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Gasper

    Who are they doing this for - they may as well abandon the name of colours. Gasper

    Posted by Gasper on 16 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    It's done for indigenous Americans once called Redskins and for 'Latin ' indigenous Americans once called Chicos and for all people that don't support derogatory outdated language for certain groups of people.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    sue

    Do not know enough to give overly intelligent response

    Posted by sue on 16 Dec 2020

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    Elizabeth

    It's like coca cola having to change their name. Your name is everything

    Posted by Elizabeth on 15 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Yes a name carries a certain authority as with a long time trusted product, but names coming from eras when racism was widely tolerated makes them all the worse. We need to cut some ties with our collective racist past.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Margaret

    I really think that communities are over reacting. with the name change. It is not the names it is the way indigenouus communitiesa are treated. 15th December 2020

    Posted by Margaret on 15 Dec 2020

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    Cookie_Wookie

    Im not fussed either way... Its candy for goodness sake. Does that mean Camels Balls (Caramel Balls) are also having a name change or are Camels OK with folks wating their balls??? Lmao...

    Posted by Cookie_Wookie on 15 Dec 2020

  • [2] [1]
    Paul

    There's no such product labelled and promoted as "Camels Balls" as a chocolate , I'm sure you know. But these real products names are indeed racial stereotypes from the dark ages.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

  • [3] [3]
    Brendan

    What about the white knight or is white not being racist...out of control. Can Carlton Fc remain as the Blues? I'm sure someone will jump up and down

    Posted by Brendan on 15 Dec 2020

  • [2] [1]
    Paul

    Do you think white knight is a derogatory or a superior term? If it were derogatory , I'm sure you'd want it changed. But because there is pride associated with it you will probably want to leave it as is.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    charlie131

    it is stupid to do name changes because of IDIOTS Things should be left alone there worse things in the world to worry about

    Posted by charlie131 on 15 Dec 2020

  • [4] [1]
    Constance

    They are inherently racist monikers, they needed changing different age different time very different community standards. As long as they still taste good....

    Posted by Constance on 15 Dec 2020

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    Linda

    I would rather that NESTLE stop being a major polluter, stop using unsustainable palm oil, stop their plastic pollution, stop deforestation in Africa, stop their human rights violation and using slave labour across the world, stop animal testing, stop water control in North America, basically it would be better if Nestle actually demonstrate care by becoming an ethical and sustainable company instead of cheap marketing campaigns.

    Posted by Linda on 15 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    Yes, I agree that it's more important to act responsibly than to (deceptively) appear responsible, but surely they can do both? Language in the public domain can have deep and wide ranging influence on attitudes over time, therefore changing the language is much better than not changing it.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Jennifer

    I'm sure in the eighties the French distributor was done for selling put of date baby formula to third world countries also

    Posted by Jennifer on 15 Dec 2020

  • [3] [1]
    Margaret

    Whatever makes people happy

    Posted by Margaret on 15 Dec 2020

  • [3] [1]
    wazzat1

    Ridiculous.

    Posted by wazzat1 on 15 Dec 2020

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    Trish

    PC has gone too far. There was never any racial undertones linked to these names until some do-gooder attached it. You can change the names but they will always be Red Skins and Chico. Get over yourself if you think these names are racist. I question someone's thoughts that take them to a place of thinking racism is attached to a few words.

    Posted by Trish on 15 Dec 2020

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    jadron

    Totally unnecessary, PC madness, Nestle needs a good kick up the bum, and ditch the idiots who think this tripe up!

    Posted by jadron on 15 Dec 2020

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    Lisa

    Unnecessary. Chicos means guys or kids in Spanish, it’s not racist. My Venezuelan Spanish teacher calls us chicos all the time. It’s a Spanish word. What would be more offensive would be if they called them spics or latinos...!!! However, I think the removal of the image of an american indian from the redskins packaging was necessary. But these days it’s only old crap spaghetti westerns that refer to redskins, most kids today wouldn’t know what it means. I guess the reference to skin colour is still there. But it’s starting to feel like all the good things from my childhood are all being taken away (or worse - the recipe changed) to try and meet political correctness. I mean I can understand if Chico’s were called the N word. But the word itself is not at all offensive to me.

    Posted by Lisa on 15 Dec 2020

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    CILLY0

    Think this is a complete waste of time.

    Posted by CILLY0 on 14 Dec 2020

  • [1] [1]
    Trueballer

    They Changed there Name?

    Posted by Trueballer on 14 Dec 2020

  • [5] [2]
    Tyke

    Completely unnecessary and irrelevant. Waste of money.in the cost of changing, and in lost sales because many people won't buy the renamed products.

    Posted by Tyke on 14 Dec 2020

  • [3] [2]
    jabez

    This is a lot of absolute garbage - they are going overboard with all this nonsense

    Posted by jabez on 14 Dec 2020

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    Nkosicat1377

    What a load of old cobblers .I remember years ago when they complained about the name "Nigger Boy" and the same is happening again by the same lynch mob. I worry about the contents of the product not the wrapping so just leave it alone you busy bodies and get another interest in life..

    Posted by Nkosicat1377 on 14 Dec 2020

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    Doreen

    Crazy why change the names the world is gone backwards not forward

    Posted by Doreen on 14 Dec 2020

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    Kristy

    I get it but I don't agree with it. The world has gone mad

    Posted by Kristy on 14 Dec 2020

  • [0] [1]
    Joseph

    Firstly, I think there should be a reason for the change, maybe to attract more customers, I know a bakery who own two different types of products, just to enhance marketing, so this is just a different marketing strategy, I don't think it's racist, and they will expect more sales by doing this

    Posted by Joseph on 13 Dec 2020

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    Beth17

    Madness! Has anyone ever actually thought too much about the name of a lolly before buying it? Whats next? Why not spend all the money that the changeover will cost on something worthwhile, such as research into viruses, cancer, etc.

    Posted by Beth17 on 13 Dec 2020

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    habs

    Just a name its the people who think it is racist are the problem. Companies should not change because of a few

    Posted by habs on 13 Dec 2020

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    eric

    Another example of virtue signalling to appease people who are professional victims of offence. The names of the products were not ever seen to be racist except by racists. Yes, the people who are offended are the racists as they see a problem, the rest of us do not!

    Posted by eric on 13 Dec 2020

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    ithink

    Leave it be, it’s a brand we know well & trust. Why change it? There is no need!

    Posted by ithink on 13 Dec 2020

  • [5] [2]
    Elizabeth

    I think the world is going crazy. I have never purchased a lolly thinking about the corolation of name to race or skin colour

    Posted by Elizabeth on 13 Dec 2020

  • [6] [2]
    Karen

    Too much emphasis is being placed on a name. Political correctness is placing us all in a very uncomfortable position of knowing 'right and wrong'. Just get on with life and stop trying to find things to complain about.

    Posted by Karen on 13 Dec 2020

  • [5] [1]
    rosswmartin

    Absolutely ridiculous People need to get over crying about irrelevant things like these names and worry about the main problems in life

    Posted by rosswmartin on 13 Dec 2020

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    Georgina

    Not sure why the name has changed

    Posted by Georgina on 13 Dec 2020

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    Karyn

    As I am Anglo Saxon in heritage I probably don’t understand the impact of those names. I wouldn’t think it was necessary but if there are people who feel it is offensive I guess it is a fair decision

    Posted by Karyn on 13 Dec 2020

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    BARB

    completely unnecessary, too much pandering to a few 'precious' who have little else to do but complain

    Posted by BARB on 13 Dec 2020

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    medusa 12

    Yes I think the name change will be better than previously

    Posted by medusa 12 on 13 Dec 2020

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    Raymond

    So sick of political correctness in Australia today that I will reject anything that resembles it. I therefore will never buy a Redskin or Chico again no matter what the name.

    Posted by Raymond on 12 Dec 2020

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    tribesman with a bone

    It ridiculous. Leave as it it is. Too much politically correctness. Chicos are chicos . Redskins are red skins. I have red s KIN and not offended. What about white rabbits arm I meant to be offended? Rubbish. People don't have enough intelligence these days .

    Posted by tribesman with a bone on 12 Dec 2020

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    Robyn

    keep the names there is nothing racist about them

    Posted by Robyn on 12 Dec 2020

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    pebbles

    I don't feel that they are racist, They were named at a time when we didn't know about being racist

    Posted by pebbles on 12 Dec 2020

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    John

    Traditional sweets with particular names should not be changed....Like Fan tales they remain in the cultural memory pool as well liked desired and treasured.

    Posted by John on 12 Dec 2020

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    Tonia

    Didn't see any need for a change

    Posted by Tonia on 12 Dec 2020

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    algemyone

    Is it worth the bother? During the World Wars the names of German Shepherd dogs and German Sausage were changed to Alsatians and Devon. People still feared Alsatians after the name change, because of their portrayal in the media and the association with the German army. People still ate the sausage (yuk) because food was short. I tend to just remember that they changed the name. Remember when Nes-lay was pronounced Ness-ls? Still trying to work out why they did that!

    Posted by algemyone on 12 Dec 2020

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    Meerilyn

    Seriously, generations link these iconic sweets with their true and proper name. I understand the issues behind the decision but surel go with something better than what has been suggested. How about, red sticks. Its simple, explains the lolly. Most of all it doesnt try to find a name that means nothing. How about chocolate jubes. Cheekies is inane. They are indeed jubes with a great chocolate taste.

    Posted by Meerilyn on 12 Dec 2020

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    Robert

    Excellent thank you

    Posted by Robert on 12 Dec 2020

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    Tonyporritt

    A total wast of time and money.

    Posted by Tonyporritt on 12 Dec 2020

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    Bruny

    Yes l think its a good idea as it is 2020 and many groups may be offended.So its about time they changed the names.

    Posted by Bruny on 12 Dec 2020

  • [5] [1]
    Graham

    Their reaction is rubbish. Too many people / organisations are looking for ways to get offended these days. Not much common sense about.

    Posted by Graham on 12 Dec 2020

  • [5] [1]
    Ronald

    I don't find the current names offensive, so I don't think the name change is necessary.

    Posted by Ronald on 11 Dec 2020

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    Sudsy

    Can we call Chico Marx Chico or do we call him Cherokee marxs

    Posted by Sudsy on 11 Dec 2020

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    Angela

    Absolute bollocks. Nestle dont care abput anything but money. They are using child slave labour and deforestation with palm oil is massive, one of the worst offenders with Pepsi. Will never ever ever buy nestle!!!

    Posted by Angela on 11 Dec 2020

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    Paul

    True I guess, but still better to use less racist products labels.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2020

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    Hoffy

    I think there are more significant ways of showing respect to Ethnic groups than changing names of products that many, including myself, don't purchase or consume, making the names irrelevant. If people still buy them, keep the names. When people stop buying them, change products.

    Posted by Hoffy on 11 Dec 2020

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    LucyHall

    My feels are if it doesn’t effect you, why does the change bother you? Think a lot of people are defensive for no reason

    Posted by LucyHall on 11 Dec 2020

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    p/ant

    What a joke, because some twits complain because they have nothing better to do, it shows these company's are gutless, more fool them.

    Posted by p/ant on 11 Dec 2020

  • [4] [0]
    Helmet21

    It is a trivial matter, maybe it would be useful to focus on Nestle's history in using black South African women as guinea pigs to test their products

    Posted by Helmet21 on 11 Dec 2020

  • [5] [1]
    Neil

    Why have we become so hyper sensitive, and when did racial prejudice become a white only issue.

    Posted by Neil on 11 Dec 2020

  • [0] [2]
    margaretjulia

    agree

    Posted by margaretjulia on 11 Dec 2020

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    Bunni

    Dont think its necessary but who cares either way? Nestle is a terrible company with the worst business practices, these names are least of their worries

    Posted by Bunni on 11 Dec 2020

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    emraldeyedauter

    I think it’s another case of political correctness gone overboard but the joke is on Nestle. If you google Red Ripper, the new name of Redskins you’ll find the lovely fact that the name was given to a Soviet criminal who raped and murdered many women. Don’t believe me you are welcome to check for yourself.

    Posted by emraldeyedauter on 11 Dec 2020

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    lonely Big Guy

    Its ridiculous come on now whats next ?????

    Posted by lonely Big Guy on 11 Dec 2020

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    Kirsty

    Its ridiculous. Chicos and redskins have been around for years leave their names. Really!! Get over it.

    Posted by Kirsty on 11 Dec 2020

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    gail

    I feel sorry for people with the surname Brown or Black. I guess they will be asked to change them

    Posted by gail on 11 Dec 2020

  • [3] [0]
    BARB

    you forgot to add White to that list, what's "good for the goose is good fro the gander"

    Posted by BARB on 13 Dec 2020

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    laurena

    I think its ridiculous. Its just a name, I think the world has gone mad changing this and that because it so called ridiculous.

    Posted by laurena on 10 Dec 2020

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    Mark

    Not happy as we as a country and world have become to POLITICALLY CORRECT , these names are so well know because they are confectionery But due to overwhelming public opinion and people feeling offended then that’s the new world unfortunately we live in and get used too

    Posted by Mark on 10 Dec 2020

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    Gary

    Crazy. The names are not racist in ny way, so why change?

    Posted by Gary on 10 Dec 2020

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    Jennifer

    I think they have every right if offended but sometimes 'political correctness' can get a bit ridiculous. For example coon cheese was named after a man not a racist slur.

    Posted by Jennifer on 10 Dec 2020

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    Sally

    The world is wrapped in too much bubble wrap. I think people are taking things way too far making companies change the name they have had for years

    Posted by Sally on 10 Dec 2020

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    dukey

    Really what next. No name change needed. How can anyone even refer to it as offensive. We have to stop bowing down to a minority. There are far more serious issues in this world like violence, starvation and the list goes on.

    Posted by dukey on 10 Dec 2020

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    jen

    totally rediculos....where are we going to end up .with politically correct.....im glad im 65.....not 12

    Posted by jen on 10 Dec 2020

  • [0] [1]
    Stacey

    Any brand name is good as long as it’s not offensive and harmful

    Posted by Stacey on 10 Dec 2020

  • [0] [3]
    Dianne

    I don't think a change of name is that necessary as it doesn't bother me however some people might take it offensively therefore the company might do well to change the name to red ripper.

    Posted by Dianne on 10 Dec 2020

  • [3] [0]
    Kilrust

    Did you know the Red Ripper is the name of a Russian man who committed over 50 murders and is suspected of another 50-100 ☹️

    Posted by Kilrust on 10 Dec 2020

  • [3] [0]
    emraldeyedauter

    Just said the same thing myself. The jokes on Nestle.

    Posted by emraldeyedauter on 11 Dec 2020

  • [3] [0]
    prod001

    I think it is an over reaction, but I will still buy Chico’s whatever they’re called

    Posted by prod001 on 09 Dec 2020

  • [5] [1]
    Matt

    This political correctness crap is getting out of control. And totally disagree with the changing of the names

    Posted by Matt on 09 Dec 2020

  • [5] [1]
    Geoff

    This is politically correct bullshit.

    Posted by Geoff on 09 Dec 2020

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    Carsie

    A load of rubbish to change the name. Who cares, this is over the top. We are becoming too precious with names, etc today. Learn to live with a diversity of life and enjoy it.

    Posted by Carsie on 09 Dec 2020

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    Tonyporritt

    There are no problems with the existing names.

    Posted by Tonyporritt on 09 Dec 2020

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    Tyke

    There aren't any "racist" issues with any of these foodstuffs, and NO reasons to change their names. Any person objecting to these 'names' does not have a rationally thinking brain. Look at the history of these confections - there never has been, and never will be, anything remotely offensive or racist about them. The objectors should put their efforts into something worthwhile, like stopping violence on the streets or Domestic violence, leave the non-issues alone and do some good deeds.

    Posted by Tyke on 09 Dec 2020

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    robbur

    How insensitive most of these comments are. May e they should be called Whities and Paleskins, so all these people can understand what it feels like to be mocked and derided for their ethnicity.

    Posted by robbur on 09 Dec 2020

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    DI BALL

    There are White Knight lollies and the Milky Bar kid has white skin and blonde hair like my son and it does not upset me. For goodness sake we are talking about lollies here. Get a life...

    Posted by DI BALL on 09 Dec 2020

  • [4] [0]
    CatherineS

    I never even thought about the names and do was surprised to hear they are considered racist.

    Posted by CatherineS on 09 Dec 2020

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    Terrence

    i ate redskins at school many years ago to me it was a sort of respect for the great indians i dont think it was meant to be racist they were unbeleivabble lollie sticks none of us thought that way

    Posted by Terrence on 08 Dec 2020

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    GEORGE

    I think it was unnecessary

    Posted by GEORGE on 08 Dec 2020

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    Granny leadfoot

    No leave it alone I don't believe anything was ever made with racism in mind Society these days have gone completely overboard there's too many politically incorrect morons that are blowing everything out of control

    Posted by Granny leadfoot on 08 Dec 2020

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    storky1234

    No no no leave it alone.

    Posted by storky1234 on 08 Dec 2020

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    derek57

    Absolute stupidity. P.C going over the top.

    Posted by derek57 on 08 Dec 2020

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    W

    I didn’t think it was necessary for the name change. I don’t believe that they were named with racism in mind. Society has become too politically correct with regards to many things, that it has just become ridiculous. Take Coon cheese for example: Coon is the Surname of the original founder. How can your surname be deemed offensive. Historically, people’s surname often reflected their profession (surname of Baker reflected that the man was a baker by profession, Smith/Smithy indicated that the chap was a blacksmith, etc.) Indigenous names often reflected some aspect of the natural world, Eagle, Rock, Brown, Black, Bird, Wood, Waters, Fox, Deere, etc. While some words/phrases/ expressions may have become outdated, meanings can and do change over time. The term ‘gay’ originally referred to a person of happy countenance, and not to indicate an individual‘s sexual preference as is reflected by the current usage and meaning. That doesn’t mean to say that the original meaning should be struck out as if it never existed. I’m sure if a poll of the public in Australia was conducted prior to all the media hype about changing the names of these two lollies, the results would have showed that few people would have identified both names as being racist in our society. Remember that what is deemed appropriate in one country/ society/ culture is not necessarily so in another.

    Posted by W on 08 Dec 2020

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    dukie

    Let them do what they like

    Posted by dukie on 08 Dec 2020

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    gazzarooni

    Disagree with name change

    Posted by gazzarooni on 07 Dec 2020

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    Sheryl28

    So am I to assume the Milky Bar is NOT racist towards white people ?

    Posted by Sheryl28 on 07 Dec 2020

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    DI BALL

    I agree. It's ridiculous. I am not offended by the Milky Bar kid having white skin and blonde hair like I had as a child. I don't understand what is wrong with these people. Just looking for anything they can use as racist!

    Posted by DI BALL on 09 Dec 2020

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    robbur

    No, Milky Bar is csllrd that because it supposedly is made with milk.

    Posted by robbur on 09 Dec 2020

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    Sheryl28

    I grew up with these names but I was a child - why would I think they would offend anyone - I was raised without hate for anyone - why change now ? If it was offensive don’t name it that - geez I’m so over hate

    Posted by Sheryl28 on 07 Dec 2020

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    Hesus

    Good for a change! but the new name/s should be assiciated with or relevant the products use or its fuctions or applications.

    Posted by Hesus on 07 Dec 2020

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    jodie737

    I honestly never thought those names were related to a race. Grew up with those lollies and never in my life identified the names as racist. I think people are a bit overboard these days with being politically correct. But if you get people don’t like the names because they do relate to race then I guess there’s also no harm in changing them.

    Posted by jodie737 on 07 Dec 2020

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    mooo

    Really. Is it necessary

    Posted by mooo on 07 Dec 2020

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    HENNA

    Leave it as it was

    Posted by HENNA on 07 Dec 2020

  • [7] [3]
    Mezz

    Leave it original

    Posted by Mezz on 07 Dec 2020

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    Fiona

    The world has gone Insane. Just leave it all alone, what is so offensive about lollies?

    Posted by Fiona on 07 Dec 2020

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    Grace

    Don’t think it’s that important, they are just lollies, and has been around for so long, I love the names that they have.

    Posted by Grace on 07 Dec 2020

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    De Bull

    The lunatics are running the asylum!!! What next?????

    Posted by De Bull on 07 Dec 2020

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    Joseph

    How stupid,in what way does it offend you , colour, name ,so you can't have a red or black car , clothes, cordial , people should get a life there's bigger things out there than changing lollies names

    Posted by Joseph on 07 Dec 2020

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