Outrage As Giant M&M Substituted for Peach Drop

Outrage As Giant M&M Substituted for Peach Drop

Atlantans are outraged that the New Year’s Peach Drop organizers have apparently sold out to a corporate sponsor.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published this photo in today’s online edition notifying “holiday purists” that the iconic peach has been replaced by a gigantic yellow M&M candy.

The Mars candy company fueled the flames of public indignation by releasing this statement: “Atlanta is the perfect place to ring in the “Year of Peanut,” considering peanuts have been the official crop of Georgia since 1995 and the state annually produces roughly half of the United States’ yield – upwards of 1.7 million tons in 2012 according to the Georgia Peanut Commission.””

But the Mars corporation quickly made an about face following widespread public outcry in Atlanta.

From AJC.com:

The public relations firm representing the Peach Drop has clarified what will happen on New Year’s Eve: “The peach will still drop at midnight — it will arrive shortly and be put into place. The M&M that is currently on the tower will stay in that spot and will not move on the tower during the festivities, which will also include fireworks and confetti.”

[The AJC writer adds] Who would have guessed that the buzz last week over Janelle Monae headlining the Peach Drop concert would be overtaken this week by talk of a giant fiberglass piece of candy?

Please check back for updates on Peanutgate 2013…



 


12 Responses to “Outrage As Giant M&M Substituted for Peach Drop”

  1. 1
    GAGIRL87 says:

    How da F*uck they gone replace the “peach” with a f*uckin m&m :mad: :cuss:

  2. 2
    PARIAH says:

    :lol: he’ll nawl

  3. 3
    The Master Beta :D says:

    Georgia folk problems

  4. 4
    datsmdubya2u says:

    M & M drop? weird…. get money i guess is the be all end all..

    The using a Yellow one? Dang they coulda used a Red one :rofl:

  5. 5
  6. 6
    The Master Beta :D says:

    :newpost: already

  7. 7
    JerseyGirl68 says:

    Going to the next post.

  8. 8
    Beautiful30 says:

    Wow the heck u gonna get rid of the georgia logo (Peach) for a nut… Who approved this F-Ckry

  9. 9
    goat76 says:

    GA is known for peanuts too.

  10. 10

    They is dead wrong for this one a M&m :nono:

  11. 11
    PumpkinsMama says:

    Jen ya’ll ninjas mad? :rofl:

    Idk what our thingy gonna be this year :thinking:

  12. 12
    nybrn2 says:

    The peach should never ever ever in a 1000 lifetimes be replaced by a yellow M&M!!!!!

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