Tic Tac Condemns Trump's Vulgar Comments
Posted on October 8, 2016
The U.S. presidential race has reached a new level of vulgarity after The Washington Post released a videotape of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women to then Entertainment Tonight reporter Billy Bush. Trump was explaining how because he's a star he can do anything he wants to women. But apparently it's all okay because he does make sure he has fresh breath before forcing his affections on them.
Before they get off the bus to meet Days of Our Lives star Arianne Zucker, Trump says, "I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful - I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything....Grab 'em by the p***y. You can do anything."
Ferrero brands, the company that owns Tic Tac, was not amused, issuing this statement via Twitter, "Tic Tac respects all women. We find the recent statements and behavior completely inappropriate and unacceptable."
Tic Tac respects all women. We find the recent statements and behavior completely inappropriate and unacceptable.— Tic Tac USA (@TicTacUSA) October 8, 2016
This is the second time a candy manufacturer has been forced to issue a statement distancing itself from something said in the campaign. Skittles disavowed Donald Trump, Jr.'s comments comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl full of the candies.