Wrigley Responds To Donald Trump Jr.'s Skittles Analogy For Syrian Refugees

Donald Trump Jr., son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, ignited a Twitter firestorm Monday after comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles. Like vehicle death, for example.

"I am now a British citizen but I am Greek-Cypriot by birth and in 1974 I was a refugee because of the Turkish occupation", the 48-year-old Kittos told the BBC. Saying a bowl of Skittles are all cars, but one represents a fatal accident, would you climb into the driver's seat this morning?

The tweet, which was sent from what has the appearance of an official Trump/Pence account, claims to be an analogy of "our Syrian refugee problem" that "says it all".

His analogy was quickly criticized, but one unwitting participant in this whole thing was Skittles.

Others were more direct in their response, posting graphic images of Syrian refugees and writing, "Not a Skittle". We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy.

'We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing.' - Says it all, I suppose.

For those who missed the latest edition of the tweet heard round the world - there's been a few of those this campaign - see what Donald Trump Jr. posted Monday evening above.

Trump Jr. has been generating some controversy lately.

One Twitter user gave a shout out to the official Skittles account for being "such an fantastic candy", and the fake account replied, "Right back at you!"

He also told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that it would be unwise for his father to release his tax returns because it would "distract" from his father's "main message".

Following last year's terrorist attacks in Paris, Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States", which he later adjusted to immigrants from "terrorist nations".

Thousands of Syrian children just like Omran have been killed in the war.

Still, the potential danger posed by Syrian refugees has been a central theme of the Trump campaign.

In September, UNICEF calculated that almost 50 million people had been displaced during the crisis - more than in any other crisis since World War II.

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