Waitrose has apologised after it was accused of selling “racist” chocolate Easter ducklings, even as others are calling the criticism overblown.
People complained about a set of three chocolate ducks which included the white chocolate ducking called “fluffy”, a milk chocolate called “crispy” and a dark chocolate one called “ugly”.
Twitter users expressed their ire online, with one person saying it “doesn’t look good” for the retail giant:
Crispy, Fluffy and Ugly - trio of Easter ducklings at #waitrose . Ugly is the dark one on the right. Overheard women saying “this is not right” , I agree, doesn’t look good at all. Thousands of other options... why #ugly?????
Many people thought that calling a dark chocolate duckling 'ugly' was racist
@RonnieChopra1 Don't think colour just the reason...look closely the dark brown duck called "ugly" whilst others ca… https://t.co/5NX6CJ3YzQ