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Parent company Mars Inc. has revealed the new brand logo for its 70-year-old line of rice products.

Mars Inc unveiled the new logo on Wednesday.

The Mars company dropped the name of Uncle Ben's rice brand earlier this year in an effort to "make meaningful changes across society."

Mars became the latest "woke" corporation to drop a Black brand logo that they claim was stigmatized as a "racial stereotype" after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.

"As we listen to the voices of consumers, especially in the Black community, and to the voices of our Associates worldwide, we recognize that one way we can do this is by evolving the Uncle Ben's brand, including its visual brand identity,' spokeswoman Caroline Sherman said in a statement in June.

The company, which is owned by PepsiCo, acknowledged that a majority of Black people did not ask for the changes, and some are even resistant to the logo/brand changes.

Many accused corporations of intentionally using the civil unrest in the U.S. to remove the iconic images of Black people from their packaging.

"When you are making these changes, you are not going to please everyone, said Fiona Dawson, president for Mars Food, multiples and global customers. "But it's about doing the right thing, not the easy thing."

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Quaker Oats announced in June that it would drop the iconic image of Aunt Jemima, who graced syrup and pancake mix packages for over a century.

Relatives of the original Aunt Jemima, whose image was used in the brand packaging for decades, objected to the company dropping her iconic image.

Quaker said packages without the Aunt Jemima image will begin appearing in stores by the end of the year. Quaker has not revealed its new packaging.

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To take advantage of the growing lack of Black faces on major food brands, rap mogul Master P announced his new line of "Uncle P" food products featuring his face on the packaging.

"I'm grateful that I'm in a position to add some diversity in packaged foods," the 50-year-old told CNN. "It's not just about having the Uncle P products, but also having a good cause behind it. I'm happy that I can make a difference in my communities."

Master P said he will donate a portion of profits to organizations that benefit inner city children and elderly in Black communities across the country.

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Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang lashed out at the Sara Lee corporation for defending their brand from off-color, homosexual jokes after SNL aired a gay-themed sketch on Saturday, Nov. 16.

According to TVLine.com, the sexually charged sketch featured musical host Harry Styles, pictured right, as Dillan, a social media manager who was called into a meeting for posting "off-brand activity" on the Sara Lee company Instagram account.

The off-brand activity included sexually suggestive comments on a Nick Jonas post, including "Wreck me daddy" and "Destroy me king." There were also comments left by the @SaraLeeBread handle on a random Instagram user's account, including sexually suggestive emojis that imply Dillan wants to "get railed to death".

In one comment, Dillan tweeted:

"Feeling really depressed after threesome. What was supposed to be a fantasy ended up more rejection. Must get rid of toxic in community."

Another Dillan comment read:

"A little moody after being used. Why do guys freak out when I ask them to spit in my mouth? Need a real king that can handle. It's 8 am and have to go to hell job at sara lee. A little in my head after another threesome."

The SNL comedy sketch was inspired by the ongoing fan belief that Styles, 25, is a repressed homosexual who is trapped in the closet.

Styles, a former member of the British boy band One Direction, has repeatedly said he is not a homosexual, but he does claim to be gender fluid and trysexual.

After the sketch aired on SNL, Yang, who is openly homosexual, took to Twitter.com to apologize to Sara Lee for using their brand in his comedy sketch without permission.

"Me and prodigal son [Julio Torres] made Mz. @Harry_Styles say queer nonsense," he tweeted. "Very very very sorry to everyone at @SaraLeeDesserts."

That should have been the end of it. But Harry Styles' fans took to the @SaraLeeBread IG account and left 1,700+ mostly sexually suggestive comments, including "Wreck me daddy" and "Destroy me king."

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Understandably, the dessert corporation disabled the comment section on Instagram to protect their wholesome brand - which outraged Yang.

"Sara Lee disabling and deleting IG comments," he tweeted. "Wow they really could have been THE bread for f*gs."

A Sara Lee spokesperson responded to the criticism, saying:

"We didn't participate in creating the skit and its content doesn't align with Sara Lee Bread's brand. But, we all know SNL pushes the envelope for laughs and we are taking it in stride."

The spokesperson's statement - that SNL's homosexual "content doesn't align with Sara Lee Bread's brand" further angered the LGBT+ community.

Because homosexuality is rooted in narcissism, some homosexuals respond out of anger when asked to respect the opinions of others.

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Emma Watson hates being referred to as a "single" lady, so she has coined a new term to describe people like herself who are happy being single. She prefers to call herself "self-partnered".

The 29-year-old Harry Potter actress has dated fellow actors including Chord Overstreet and a brief fling with Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton.

However, according to WENN.com, in a new interview with Britain's Vogue magazine, Emma revealed she's not currently seeing anyone, and is "very happy" with her single status right now.

"I never believed the whole 'I'm happy single' spiel," she told the magazine. "I was like, 'This is totally spiel.' It took me a long time, but I'm very happy (being single). I call it being self-partnered."

Despite her assurance that she's happy being single, Emma added that her single status does give her anxiety in certain aspects of her life. She feels pressure to get married and have a baby by the time she turns 30 on April 15, 2020.

"Cut to 29, and I'm like, 'Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious," said Watson. "And I realize it's because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around. If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you're not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you're still figuring things out… There's just this incredible amount of anxiety."

In America, more people are choosing to remain single. Over 36 million Americans are single and that number is growing daily. Corporations are taking notice and catering to single people.

"Things like marriage, having children -- where previously a lot of weight was put upon that -- they're putting those things off a little more so they're staying single longer," said Melissa Meredith, a marketing specialist for Creative Collabs.

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Corporations are erasing biological women/females from all legal documents to be more inclusive of all 200+ genders.

One Redditor wrote a lengthy post complaining that her bosses ordered her to remove all instances of women or gender-specific female procedures from company documents.

She wrote, "[T]hey want me to edit the old versions of the document in such a way that women are completely removed [from] childbirth to, and i quote" show that we are an inclusive company" and that all genders can become pregnant..."

Read the unedited post below:

"Currently my company has me working on (translating and editing) various legal documents and protocols. Contracts, business agreements, legal forms pertaining to getting company cars etc.

Most of those already had pretty gender neutral language, but most relevant here is a set of documents pertaining to asking and granting leave of absence for medical reasons.

One of these is specifically a protocol for granting leave in the case of pregnancy, childbirth, adoption and foster care.

They want me to edit the old versions of the document in such a way that women are completely removed form childbirth to, and i quote " show that we are an inclusive company" and that all genders can become pregnant and they think they should support that.

So here I am, painstakingly removing all evidence of women from this important document. Removing all mentions of "she/her/hers, mother, woman, female, vagina, uterus" and many other words specific to women. In the section on specification for women who need to pump or breastfeed I had to argue till I was blue in the face for them to let me even include the word 'breasts' ( like, what else do they want me to call that? Chestfeeding?!?)

A very brief section of this document describes exceptions that may be made to extend pregancy and childirth related leave due to medical reasons such as vaginal tearing, C-section, instable pelvic floor and other birth related, female specific issues that men could never have. I am walking among fire pits trying to keep language in this section up the the company's new "shiny and progressive" standards and to not use any language that could exclude men or [non-binary]'s.

This is literally erasing women from official documents to pander to genderweird people. I feel so icky even doing it but unfortunately i have no choice as I am only a lowly translator and in no way allowed to make decisions."

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Crayola is considering naming a colour after slain West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle. The arts supply giant asked its social media followers to help name the cobalt blue Crayola crayon back in 2017. But now Nipsey's followers are asking the company to rename the crayon in honor of the rapper's favorite colour: Crips blue.

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Jay Z releases a statement

Barneys NY has recently come under fire for 2 alleged incidents of racial profiling involving black consumers.

In response to the avalanche of negative press surrounding his business affiliation with Barneys, Jay Z's publicist released a statement on Saturday making him out to be the victim.

"I move and speak based on facts and not emotion. I haven't made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys," Z was quoted as saying.

"Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately?"

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