Ben Stein is well-known for his part as the teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a classic 80s feel-good film. However, a recent video of the actor protesting the renaming of the Aunt Jemima pancake syrup brand has been circulated on the internet.
The Quaker Oats Company and PepsiCo expressed their intention to change Aunt Jemima's name and image. In 1888, the company established its famous pancake mix, later rebranded as Aunt Jemima. As a result of the company's belief that the Aunt Jemima brand did not "reflect our core values," Bein Stein appears to be dissatisfied with the new product following the rebranding.
Ben Stein made a racist rant about Aunt Jemima's pancake syrup, which landed him in a pickle. In 2021, Ron Filipkowski removed the image from its logo, and the Twitterati were immediately chastised.
Pepsi Co. was rebranded as Aunt Jemima in recognition of the brand's racist propaganda after years of public outcry. Many people objected to the actor's statements, saying that he preferred the old days when people could be openly racist. He was accused of being willfully ignorant.
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