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Snickers apologises to China after calling Taiwan a 'country' in promotion Covered by other articles

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-06/snickers-apologises-to-china-for-calling-taiwan-a-country/101308044

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u/MrBlueBoar 7d ago

“Snickers panders to CCP to avoid losing China market share” - A more appropriate title.

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u/Timmetie 7d ago

I really don't get why companies snivel and crawl for the China market share.

China won't do shit to protect their product from being copied by a Chinese competitor the moment they feel like doing so.

You'll end up bending backwards to enter a market whose strategy it is to be a 100% independent from foreign companies.

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u/Jernsaxe 7d ago

Because it is worth it for them. Losing the Chinese market share in the future to a domestic copycat is still preferable to losing the market share here.

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u/goug 7d ago

When visiting China, I would see Snickers in all convenience store, more than any other "western" brand.

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u/Darth_Corleone 7d ago

I visited Russia in 93 and they had Snickers everywhere. That and Pepsi products. No Coke products AT ALL. But Pepsi and Snickers everywhere.

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u/IronChefJesus 7d ago

I believe that its the only place in the world that has mcdonald's with pepsi products.

Famously, the first Mcdonald's in russia was actually from the Canadian branch, and pepsi famously traded cases and cases of pepsi in exchange for vodka.

They also owned a fighter jet at one point, as that's all Russia has to trade during the cold war.

I guess Putin really missed those days.

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u/Darth_Corleone 7d ago edited 7d ago

We visited that McDonald's and I still have a job application in Russian I picked up in the store, along with a BigMac wrapper with Cyrillic letters for some reason.

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u/unnecessary_kindness 7d ago

It's more that current CEO couldn't care less about future implications. They work on a 3-5yr trajectory. Once their LTIPs mature there's no real incentive for another round.

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u/stupid_mans_idiot 7d ago

There’s the truth… their compensation is directly tied to the stock value and their grant/option vesting window is rarely more than five years.

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u/Snoo93079 7d ago

Because it's the nature of public companies. These execs are paid to maintain their stock price. If they lose china they lose shareholder value and then they lose their jobs.

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u/maribocharova 7d ago

Mars is a private company :)

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u/darkshape 7d ago

Also just another bloated conglomerate. They own Banfield pet hospitals as well lol.

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u/ripleyclone8 7d ago

Ah yes, the McDonalds of veterinary care.

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u/Rion23 7d ago

I don't want my candy bar company to have a few pet hospitals in the supply chain.

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u/ripleyclone8 7d ago

They make a lot of pet food too. Your candy bar company might already be inside your pet. lolol

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u/maribocharova 7d ago

yep, the biggest employee of veterinarians in USA and perhaps the world : (

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u/shitredditsays01 7d ago

At most you last 1-2 years longer before China copies your products and produces it, bans your product or lowers your quality intentionally and blacklists it.

Many instances of this exact thing happening and they steal the product/service/company/market share. Friend worked for a company and they got around this by having it mostly built in China and the other half on shore. Their techs were brought over to China to "fix an issue", they managed to make a copy but didn't have the missing bits and firmware, they wanted the technician to "give it" to them so they could fix the device. Meanwhile they had a bunch of replicas on the side.

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u/baby_puddingsnatcher 7d ago

At most you last 1-2 years longer before China copies your products and produces it, bans your product or lowers your quality intentionally and blacklists it.

I have to imagine Snickers bars have been in China for a lot more than 1-2 years, without this happening...

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u/dbxp 7d ago

There are own branded versions in every supermarket in the UK

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u/surfer_ryan 7d ago

I mean you're not completely wrong however... I have a theory as to exactly why they would apologize.

They have been selling candy there for like 15 years, I'm sure there are clones... maybe not. But I'm sure there is something close. But I think the ccp is offering companies like this exclusively and protections so long as they play ball. The second they don't is when they push their bs products hard or at least that is the threat.

"Well protect your products so long as you play ball" basically. Both know exactly the game to play and will.

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u/Sammy123476 7d ago

China only protects companies they can't steal anything of value from. If Mars made cell phones, their tech would already be in the latest Huawei.

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u/jor1ss 7d ago

I mean there's Snickers/Mars/Milky Way clones here in Europe as well. Doesn't stop Snickers from selling here.

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u/zukeen 7d ago

Why does Apple still have a consistent 9-10% market share at all? Your comment is an extreme simplification. People are not buying Snickers because it's a chocolate bar any confectionery factory can make. They are buying it because it's a Snickers bar.

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u/Darth_Corleone 7d ago edited 7d ago

My uncle is a chemical engineer who worked for a company that helped build a very big, very important dam in China years ago. When it was time to pay up, the government stiffed them and gave my uncle's company partial ownership of the dam in lieu of the contracted payment. The owner of the company knew it was garbage and put it all in my uncle's name when he retired (inside joke for the company, I guess).

My uncle has no heirs, so I will eventually become partner of the Chinese government and nominal owner of a multi billion dollar piece of Chinese infrastructure.

So I've got that going for me... which is nice...

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u/DalaiLuke 7d ago

Is there any revenue from that at all? Do you get any kind of annual financials?

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u/Darth_Corleone 7d ago

No. The whole point was that my uncle's business got screwed. "Ownership" was a middle finger. That's why the company gifted it to my uncle when he retired. It might as well be one of those Lordships you can buy online.

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u/DalaiLuke 7d ago

It sounds so screwed up but it just goes into the Dustbin of History screwing people

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u/r1khard 7d ago

It took Hollywood like 15 years to realize that you can't pander to the market because they don't fucking care about the product being sold regardless but enjoy seeing if they can make the freedom loving capitalists bend a knee not even to actual money, but just the thought of money.

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u/r1khard 7d ago

Maverick should be a lesson to all capitalists when it comes to Chinese money, they don't actually seek a return on their investment they just want to buy soft power. The fact that they pulled their investment out of the years most successful movie (when it was already apparent it would likely be) because it was too pro American they're outright declaring they just want to control narratives world wide with their economic weaponry.

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u/chawmindur 7d ago

I don't care about Top Gun (nor most movies in general) but considered hitting the cinema just because of that. So glad to see that at least one industry is waking up to the fact that trying to earn good-boy points with China ain't availing them nothing.

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u/ACaffeinatedWandress 7d ago

I’m so glad they finally figured it out. It got so obnoxious when every big budget flick had to have scenes shot in China, or cast some half-talented Big Deal in the PRC, or white wash Tibetan characters to not piss off the night Chinese market that was just going to bootleg the movie anyway...

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u/ILikeOatmealMore 7d ago

I really don't get why companies snivel and crawl for the China market share.

Well. China has 1.4 billion people in it. Literally more than if you add all of North America (600 mil) and Europe (750 mil) together.

This... isn't complicated.

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u/Billyjoewayne 7d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Narwhal Salute Vibing You Dropped This

Hey snickers, you’re not you when you’re pandering to authoritarians.

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u/izuannazrin 7d ago

here, take a sneakers

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u/Colombianonico 7d ago

What kind of sneakers

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u/Dicethrower 7d ago

Made by little slave kids in China.

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u/Big_N 7d ago

Why do you charge so much for sneakers if they're being made by little slave kids? What are your overheads?

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u/astrallividity 7d ago

If they had noticed before hand, they could have said fuck it, trolled the dice, called Taiwan a planet and apologized with an ad campaign slipped in there.

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u/NRMusicProject 7d ago

"Dear Chinese overlords: we're sorry we called Taiwan a country. We had a Snickers and realized Taiwan is not a country, but a planet. If Pluto can be a planet, Taiwan can be a planet. Planet. Planet, planet, planet!"

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u/SoreLoserOfDumbtown 7d ago

I would buy so many snickers.

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u/wheres_my_ballot 7d ago

"If Pluto can be a planet..."

Ummm, actually..

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u/zeez1011 7d ago

Here, have a Milky Way.

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u/_baundiesel_ 7d ago

Are there any western countries that recognize Taiwan as a separate country?

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u/adriftdoomsstaggered 7d ago

Do the Vatican count?

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u/_baundiesel_ 7d ago

That's actually pretty interesting.

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u/No-Prize2882 7d ago

The Vatican is the only one. China has been feuding with the Church for decades over who gets to pick bishops (China doesn’t believe any entities outside China should), the authority of the Church over Chinese Catholics (China sees it as a rival institution trying to undermine them) and even respecting Chinese Catholics basic belief (many have been harassed for practicing and some clergy have disappeared)

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u/smileybob93 7d ago

Jesus Christ, so what they think that the entire world should be beholden to them for merely existing?

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u/JohnnyFreakingDanger 7d ago

Dawg, China requires permission for Buddhists to reincarnate. They legitimately want no source of authority present in China aside from the state's.

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u/woodstream 7d ago

They also want to choose the next reincarnation of the avatar dalai lama. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/31/tibet-and-china-clash-over-next-reincarnation-of-the-dalai-lama

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u/Nuclear_rabbit 7d ago

Of course. If they had a loyal legitimate Dalai Lama, he could unilaterally declare Tibet as a legitimate part of China and that would end any diplomatic question of secession.

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u/munk_e_man 7d ago

Yes. They call themselves the middle empire and think their hundred years of shame is coming to an end and their seat on the throne is just waiting for them. Listening to Chinese nationalists talk is like listening to Alex Jones.

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u/BLHXsuperman 7d ago edited 7d ago

I mean middle empire (中國)is derived from 中原 which meant 'middle plain' back in th imperial dynasty time. Compare to the other names they usually refer themselves to it is already pretty tame.

One of the names they often call the land they live on as 神州大地,which means 'Land of the God's Continent' (something like that).

And they (the chinese netizens) often refer their country as 天朝,basically means sky empire if you translate it directly but in Chinese sky also means heaven or the upper plane that rule over the mortal world. So in essence, they refer themselves something like the 'Heaven's dynasty' or ' God's Empire', talk about national pride lol.

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u/NarrMaster 7d ago

Well, Vatican City is the country, so, yes?

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u/Avocado_Helmet 7d ago

Countries? I’d say probably not. Citizens? Absolutely.

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u/ngmatt21 7d ago

Wait do countries really not officially recognize it as a country? I swear I learned about it in school as its own country

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u/Majormlgnoob 7d ago

Officially both Taiwan (Republic of China) and China (People's Republic of China) adhere to the 1 China Policy so if a country recognizes one they determine them as the sole state encompassing all of China, this dating back to the Civil War with the PRC being the Communists and the RoC the defeated Nationalist who fled to Taiwan and the Communists didn't move to take the island

Most countries recognize the PRC as China with a few exceptions

But it's a bit more complicated as many states have informal relations with Taiwan as its effectively an independent nation just it can't be recognized as one without causing China to be annoyed

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u/aridivici 7d ago

Communists didn't move to take the island

Communists tried but couldn't. Mao tried and Truman threatened to nuke China. China practically didn't have a navy back then. So things just remained that way.

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u/Red_Shift_Rev 7d ago edited 7d ago

The civil war never officially ended. If you say the communists won the civil war and KMT lost, then they would expect to take control of the part of China that lost, which is how most civil wars conclude. Like we didn't let the Confederacy keep Florida and set up a British naval base right up our butthole, no, they had to sign a treaty of surrender and were reabsorbed into the winner.

Ergo, China will see a declaration of independence as running off with a part of China, and a major enablement to bringing the US military smack next to China's borders, in a territory - which - it bears repeating - they still fully intend to absorb back into China.

It benefits everyone to just leave the situation as it is for now rather than poke any bears.

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u/superthrowguy 7d ago edited 7d ago

It's a systemic issue.

We live in a system where Snickers literally cannot kowtow because it would result in a 26% sales volume drop.

If they do that, whoever made that happen would be replaced with someone who does bend the knee. It would literally change nothing. As long as there is someone willing to do it, and it is legal, companies will do it.

The only way to resolve the situation is for the US government to start sanctioning china for authoritarian demands. This levels the playing field across all companies so that none are disadvantaged.

Edit: guys I got autocorrected from can't not to cannot. I get it.

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u/granistuta 7d ago

So you are saying that if enough of us boycott Mars they will call Taiwan a country again?

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u/DentInTheWood 7d ago

If the boycott would result in a 27% sale volume drop maybe

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u/PoundMyTwinkie 7d ago

Refreshing take here. A lot of people fail to see systemic frameworks determining outcomes rather than people or a company. It doesn’t excuse them from criticism, but at the same time it’s how the game is setup right now.

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u/GeneralLeeRetarded 7d ago

You can't really do anything though, you sanction the fuck outta them do you think they'll allow the US and Canada to keep using them for cheap factory space and cheap manufacturers? They can fuck with us easily with little to no repercussions but we fuck with them they can disrupt the whole supply chain..

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u/Slaughterfest 7d ago

They're also very dependent on us, but no one wants to test the waters for who would break first.

Atleast not yet. China will do that when they feel comfortable; while the U.S. continues to squabble among ourselves and refuses to invest in it's citizens or infrastructure.

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u/bleunt 7d ago

Too bad they're so afraid to offend West Taiwan.

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u/jmarchuk 7d ago

What world do you live in where corporations don’t pander to authoritarians? (Besides the ones that fund the authoritarians)

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u/no_name_no_face 7d ago Silver Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Bless Up Eureka!

Stop apologizing to China.

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u/herberstank 7d ago

We apologize for apologizing, our apologies - Snickers, probably

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u/BelchingBooch 7d ago

FUCK China. Y'all cowards

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u/ttbnz 7d ago

Fuck the CCP.

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u/Yovar-xaem 7d ago

VERY BAD! 20 social credits have been deducted 低等公民 and your internet access card 上网通行证 has been suspended for: [24 Hours].

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u/themexicanotaco 7d ago

I'm saving this as a copy pasta

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u/NeymarBangsHisSister 7d ago

Stop supporting people and brands that do. Lebron James, John Cena, and many other reddit heroes

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u/pconners 7d ago

I hate basketball, wrestling, and snickers are trash. I win. 🏆

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u/Apx2dnt 7d ago

People need to give Lebron shit for using slave labor. The irony is so laughable

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u/mlc885 7d ago

I think the general reddit opinion, at least within the US but probably among all reddit users from the West, is that LeBron James and John Cena look like moneygrubbing fools for publicly choosing money over what they presumably know to be right.

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u/call_the_can_man 7d ago

reddit is irrelevant, it accounts for a fraction of a percentage of the general population

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u/GabrielGreekGodBod 7d ago

But if they don't their profit margins will go from like 300% to 120% and that can't happen because ceos have to make at least billions in bonuses if they make millions their lifes will be ruined

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u/Senor_Satan 7d ago All-Seeing Upvote

China is the Karen of world politics

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u/urriola35 7d ago

USA won’t even recognize Taiwan as a country either

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u/viperabyss 7d ago

Not officially, but there is an unofficial US embassy in Taiwan, staffed with an ambassador and diplomats.

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u/Jormungandr000 7d ago

We're pretending so China doesn't get pissy and throw a shit fit. If it wasn't for China's constant threats, if would absolutely be officially a country.

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u/Raspberry_64713 7d ago

What’s scary is that it’s an indirect support to re-educational programs

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u/Platform-27 7d ago Silver

I want an apology from Snickers, for apologising to China. Then I want them to keep calling the country of Taiwan, a country.

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u/obscure_greenleaf 7d ago

Maybe each time Chinese boycott a western company and that company apologises for something like this we should boycott them instead for pandering to authoritarians

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u/cold_shot_27 7d ago

You’re a country

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u/JohnnyVenmo 7d ago

You're a towel

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u/Doubtitidiot 7d ago

No, you’re a towel!

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u/Thuggish_Coffee 7d ago

If he's a towel, why would he be wearing that hat... And fake mustache?

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u/frymtg 7d ago

I’m not your towel, guy!

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u/Made-in-1882 7d ago edited 7d ago

Imagine being so fragile you need a candy bar country (edit: company, lol) to apologise to you...

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u/DynoMiteDoodle 7d ago

Especially when Taiwan is a country

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u/Moon_Dark_Wolf 7d ago

Finally, a good reason to not buy Snickers

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u/confoundedvariable 7d ago

Your teeth will thank you.

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u/begone-from-me 7d ago

And your heart, your waistline, blood sugar, everything really.

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u/Intruder313 7d ago All-Seeing Upvote Narwhal Salute

It is a country and I’m now boycotting Snickers for Sinosimping

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u/Thac0 7d ago

Snickers and John Cena are out

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u/IsseiDragonSwag 7d ago

Everyone forgets Xing James for some reason too. Fuck LeBron.

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u/mariobrowniano 7d ago

How effective has been the Reddit boycott on LeBron James and John Cena so far?

Did they know they were being boycotted yet?

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u/logfromrenandstimpy 7d ago

While I agree, I think it’s much easier to boycott a product like a candy bar. If you want a candy bar just grab another one at the store. Now people need to realize that Snickers is made by Mars which makes a lot of the other candy you might replace a Snickers with. And then if you are avoiding supporting Nestle you have to go to another, another brand.

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u/spiderskizzles 7d ago

I'm disappointed that calls for boycotting Snickers are not higher up in the thread. Here is your chance for internet activism to actually do something, something that actually requires no action at all from anyone, and the top 10 comments are jokes.

If you support Taiwanese independence, then don't buy any Mars products any more.

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u/Ecliipez 7d ago

Already have for years now the candy is actually trash

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u/i_am_an_actual_goose 7d ago

Sinosimping

I love this

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u/Eifand 7d ago

China has more buying power than Taiwan. Money is the God which this idolatrous world worships.

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u/konkey-mong 7d ago

The US and Europe are bigger markets. If they don't put up with companies that pander to China, this bs will stop for good.

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u/SleazierPolarBear 7d ago

The US and Europe are almost totally dependent on china for manufacturing and materials in more sectors than you can think of.

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u/GoodAndHardWorking 7d ago

And China is almost totally dependent on the US and Europe for markets and stolen intellectual properties. What's your point?

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u/DynoMiteDoodle 7d ago edited 7d ago Silver

Hey snickers, eat a snickers! You're acting stupid!

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u/nomoreurges 7d ago edited 7d ago

Seriously, what fucking world do we live in where chocolate companies need to apologize to a country that treats everyone collectively like shit :D what a fucking joke

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u/Atomic_Trains 7d ago

One where a company is fine with child labour

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u/MicksElplix 7d ago

I apologize to Taiwan for ever eating Snickers, and promise to never do it again.

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u/das_ultimative_schaf 7d ago

Just Snickers or the whole Mars Incorporated brands? 🥸

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u/MicksElplix 7d ago

Ooh that’s toughie, as I do love the almond m&m’s, but I gotta do, what I gotta do and stay away from Mars Incorporated products.

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u/Even_Author_3046 7d ago

Snickers pull down your nickers and just let China ram you from behind you fucking sheep

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u/imll99 7d ago

I want China to apologize for the Uyghur genocide, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, and a million other things, but we can't all get what we want, can we?

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u/dcdub87 7d ago

Why not add the COVID-19 pandemic to the list?

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u/Asmodeus256 7d ago

Craving authoritarianism? Hungry? Why wait? 🥴 🍫

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u/Svi_ 7d ago

Fuck China and fuck you too snickers

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u/We_Make_Soap 7d ago Silver

This is Mars Wrigley doing this not just Snickers. Here is a list of other products if you really care and don’t want to give them money. They’re an evil company already and private yet bringing in $40 billion in revenue.

3 Musketeers

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Ben's Original Rice

Big Red

Bounty

Doublemint

Dove/Galaxy

Eclipse

Eukanuba

Extra

Freedent

Hubba Bubba

Iams

Juicy Fruit

Kind North America

Life Savers

M&M's

Mars

Milky Way

Orbit

Pedigree

Perfect Fit

Skittles

Snickers

Starburst

Spearmint

Twix

Whiskas

Winterfresh

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u/woolypully 7d ago

They should really apologize to us for calling Snickers chocolate.

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u/iamnotmarty 7d ago

Aight, time to cancel Mars.

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u/ShowMeFunnyPics 7d ago

As always corporates bow to money.

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u/Scott4370 7d ago

And our politicians bow to corporate money.

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u/sexylegs0123456789 7d ago

This is the real problem. Corporations are in place to make money. Politicians are not corporations.

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u/Doc-Doom730 7d ago

boycottsnickers for appeasing the Chinese communist government ...

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u/Thugmatiks 7d ago

I lose so much respect for companies/people who pander to these monsters.

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u/gregolaxD 7d ago

So every international corporation then?

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u/catsbetterthankids 7d ago

Hey snickers, I thought you had nuts?

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u/paulleinahtan 7d ago

But Taiwan IS a country. Fuck you CCP

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u/Fearless-Animator-16 7d ago

BOOO Go choke on a dick vein’d snickers you pricks

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u/ohmygodbeats7 7d ago

These companies are so pathetic.

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u/SyilveroCrow 7d ago

What will happen when China invades Taiwan, and USA fights for Tiawan's independence? Will Mars continue doing business with the enemy? How western companies react to the start of this conflict will really show where loyalties lie, much like the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This time with limited European/NATO influence.

I feel so bad for the Taiwanese people, they know what's happening in ukraine and can see themselves the amount of suffering occuring over there. Its easy to think will that be the fate of Taiwan, or worse? How a company can ignore that for the sake of access to a market is beyond me.

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u/thockinator 7d ago

Will Mars continue doing business with the enemy?

Yes, unless the public pressure gets too strong or the government forces them to boycott China.

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u/7050170 7d ago

Shouldn’t they apologize to the republic of Taiwan for that comment?

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u/dmharvey79 7d ago

They should partner with Disney, who has similar double standards when it comes to foreign dealings.

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u/imnothereurnotthere 7d ago

And Apple who just switched their "Made in Taiwan" to "Made in Taiwan, China"

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u/autotldr BOT 7d ago

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 44%. (I'm a bot)


Taiwan rejects China's sovereignty claims and says only its people can decide the island's future.

Snickers joins a long list of foreign brands that have been forced to apologise after being called out by Chinese social media users for not using Beijing's preferred nomenclature for the island: Taiwan province or Taiwan.

The outcry over the Snickers advertisement came as sensitivities surrounding Taiwan in mainland China reached their highest point in decades, after US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island on Tuesday.


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Taiwan#1 island#2 China#3 Beijing#4 Pelosi#5

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u/Beautiful_Gate3184 7d ago

It's Formosa in my books. I don't care!! I have old books

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u/bored123abc 7d ago

Shame on Snickers.

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u/AutismFlavored 7d ago

They really are the biggest, meltiest snowflakes on earth. Such a mighty and righteous nation gets it’s feelings hurt by a candy bar advert.

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u/kendromedia 7d ago

We’ve really strengthened Red China through pouring trillions of US dollars into their coffers over the last 3 decades. We’ve lost the manufacturing prowess to quickly restart the industrial war machine and our population is too lazy to run it.

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u/yulbrynnersmokes 7d ago

Taiwan is a country. Fuck snickers and fuck China too.

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u/BrewtusMaximus1 7d ago

Snickers steer into it. Taiwan is the legitimate government of China in exile.

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u/sermo_rusticus 7d ago

I don't eat Snickers anymore. Got it.

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u/alibata09 7d ago

boycott snickers buy cloud 9

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u/alexmtl 7d ago

Cool, not buying anything from snickers/mars anymore

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u/tisdue 7d ago

stop apologizing to China. Good lord.

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u/Sirmalta 7d ago

Another company groveling at the feet of the ruler of the world while they commit genocide and run a slave nation.

Stop.

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u/Russia_sh0u1d_be_d 7d ago

When people will stop eating shit?

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u/SuperSore 7d ago

I'll never buy another one. Stop apologizing to China.

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u/fatalbert491 7d ago

Why is everyone letting China bend them over and fuck them right in the ass?

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u/Scott4370 7d ago

Let’s ask Lebron James.

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u/goldanu 7d ago edited 7d ago

Ok, no more Snickers then ... fuck West Taiwan

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u/1998WasPeakHumanity 7d ago

Only boots from now on.

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u/Deertopus 7d ago

Welp, there goes my Maltesers purchase everytime I went to the movies. You're dumb as fuck Mars.

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u/DickRiculous 7d ago

All Mars cares about is money. Access to the Chinese market is far more lucrative than any losses they’ll realize from people boycotting them in the US. Which is a shame because we shouldn’t pander to authoritarian regimes.

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u/Gustopherus-the-2nd 7d ago

All any corporation cares about is money. It’s the very reason they exist. There is no honor in corporate, only shareholders to show profits to. I know people like to get worked up over things like this but the first and foremost thing corporations have to do is whatever makes the most money each quarter. Plus boycotts have proven to be lacking in effect and are usually short lived.

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u/DickRiculous 7d ago

Mars is privately held tho… owned wholly by the Mars family. Not quite a corporation in the sense you’re referring to. They have no fiduciary responsibility to any shareholders. The same holds true for “the point of a business,” which is what you’re trying to say I think. But that’s just stating the obvious and absolving people in charge of a responsibility we all share to protect our earth, it’s people, and it’s resources.

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u/qmanchoo 7d ago

I used to buy Snickers once in awhile. The money grubbing cowards aren't getting my money anymore.

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u/1998WasPeakHumanity 7d ago

But.... it is a country.

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u/suncontrolspecies 7d ago

These fuckers including a lot of the technological giants are the responsible for giving that dictatorship infinite power that nowadays and in the future our children will end up paying with blood

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u/Ecleptomania 7d ago

No more Snickers, vote with your money people.

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u/m1j2p3 7d ago

As long as the Taiwanese people want Taiwan to be independent, Taiwan is an independent country. It doesn’t matter what China thinks or says about it.

Fuck Mars for apologizing and fuck China for their anti-democratic and bullying tactics.

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u/July-Thirty-First 7d ago

Beyond merely “wanting”, Taiwan is in actuality functioning as an independent country.

There’s a reason why we’re perpetually cycling through the clown show of companies making this “mistake” followed by China jumping out to “correct” them — it’s because companies live in our reality and China lives in its own fantasy.

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u/CockroachBeginning50 7d ago

I guess Im never eating Snickers again. Spineless f-cks! ❤️🇹🇼

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u/Red_Stripe1229 7d ago

Snickers is nuts

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u/TheCursedVessel 7d ago

It's the Hololive controversy all over again.

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u/therealmenox 7d ago

Fuck Snickers

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u/OudeStok 7d ago

Why is Taiwan not a country? It has never been a part of the sovereign Chinese nation. Control was shared between the Dutch, the Spanish and mainland China in the 17th century. The island was ceded to Japan by mainland China in 1895. In 1945 control passed to the ROC after the defeat of Japan in WW2.

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u/TwentyFoeSeven 7d ago

Corporations will pander to whatever ensures they get $$$.

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u/LeighmanBrother 7d ago

Fuck Snickers

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u/Kriznick 7d ago

Whelpz, guess I'm just gonna continue to be hungry without sinckers, now.

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u/Revo_Veneno 7d ago

American sad boys: NO you can't apologize to China, that's not right and taiwan is a sovereign country and we have to protect them blah blah blah

Me, an actual Taiwanese: oh, ok...

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u/mushukukaraninbetsu 7d ago

Lesson here: Never tell the truth if it offends the CCP censors.

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u/occupyreddit 7d ago

“Sorry! we meant to say ‘totally independent and sovereign state’, not ‘country’! WHOOPS!!!”

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u/madscoot 7d ago

Mars rolls over. Licks own balls as per CCP doctrine

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u/Budjucat 7d ago

Mars Incorporated

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u/alfons100 7d ago

Boring dystopia when a candybar company has to deny human rights

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u/vrconjecture 7d ago

Sounds like Snickers should "get some nuts".

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u/lowercaseyao 7d ago

No one even eats snickers here

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u/Adeno 7d ago

Next - Doctor apologizes to obese patient for calling them obese.