Here’s one of those stories where a company announces something silly and hopes the media picks it up. CBS News decided to dedicate a story to the upcoming redesign of the M&M candy mascots for a “more dynamic, progressive world.”

For one thing, the green and brown M&Ms, who both identify as female, will have a closer relationship, showcasing a “force supporting women.” Also, “the brown M&M’s heels will be lowered to a professional heel height.”

The sexy green M&M seems to be in for the biggest changes. She will be “better represented to reflect confidence and empowerment, as a strong female, and known for much more than her boots,” which will be exchanged for “cool, laid-back sneakers to reflect her effortless confidence.”

We know, right?

Yes, it’s a publicity stunt, but it’s hilarious that the makers want people to focus” more on their personalities, rather than their gender.”


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