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Ben Stein Makes “Controversial” Comments About “Aunt Jemima”

Renowned political commentator and comedian/actor Ben Stein recently got into some hot water over his comments about Aunt Jemima. Stein released a video on social media speaking about eating breakfast for dinner while holding a bottle of pancake syrup. He expressed his grievance with the syrup brand removing the actual image of Aunt Jemima in favor of a white person or no person at all. Stein also said that she was a “large” African-American woman. The 30-second clip stirred a lot of controversies online, with many people referring to him as racist and insensitive. Other people say they agree with Stein, agreeing with his concern about removing black and other ethnic people from food packaging.

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Ben Stein is sad that there isn’t a “large African-American woman” on his syrup bottle | Boing Boing

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