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No, @DonaldJTrumpJr, this Skittles tweet does not ‘say it all’

Donald Trump Jr. set Twitter ablaze with an inflammatory... candy photo? Yup, Trump Jr. posted this Skittles image on Sept. 19.

The tweet got so much backlash that even the parent company of Skittles, Wrigley America, distanced themselves from it. The company said in a very brief statement:

Ironically, Trump Jr. used a photograph taken by a former Greek-Cypriot refugee who moved to the UK in 1974 after Turkey occupied the country. David Kittos had posted the photo on Flickr and said it had been used without his permission and he didn't support Trump Jr.'s message. At all.

"This isn't about the money for me. They could have just bought a cheap image from a micro stock library. This is pure greed from them. I don't think they care about my feelings. They should not be stealing an image full stop."

There was a backlash on Twitter too, with some posting pictures of Omran Daqneesh, the stunned Syrian child in an ambulance after his family's home was bombed.

Then #TrumpACandy happened:

Then a journalist pointed this out:

Then a woman shared a very personal story about helping refugees:


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No, @DonaldJTrumpJr, this Skittles tweet does not ‘say it all’

Anugya Chitransh

Anugya is originally from New Delhi, India. She studied journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, graduating with a master's in international reporting. She plans to travel one day to all the places she reads about. She likes reading fiction, pop music, and going to the beach, but absolutely hates anyone mangling or shortening her name (which is quite common). She binge watches Korean dramas and anime series. She's a freelance writer and has produced content that has appeared in NBC, The Times of India, Time Out Delhi, and other publications.

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