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October 11, 2023
Mario Lopez Blasts Gavin Newsom's Concern With Banning Skittles, Not So Much Things Like Drugs Or Homelessness
Smoking weed in California is perfectly acceptable. But don’t you dare try and satisfy your munchies with a bag of Skittles. Because then you would have really committed an abomination.
Saved by the Bell actor Mario Lopez torched California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom over what’s being called the “Skittles ban” — which would prohibit the sale of any candy that’s made with red dye No. 3.
This bill comes amid the state’s persistent rise in crime and epidemic of drug addicts camping out on the streets.
Although, it is not clear whether or not Fentanly will still be allowed in Skittles.
The 90s actor posted on X in response to a headline that read, “California becomes the first U.S. state to ban Skittles and 12,000 additional products for cancer-causing additives” after Newsom signed Assembly Bill 418.
“Crime is through the roof, worst drug epidemic ever & homelessness at an all time high in CA… Let’s focus on Skittles,” Lopez wrote.
As long as this bill bans candy corn, I am perfectly okay with it.
The bill will prohibit the sale or manufacture of products containing red dye No. 3, brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, and propylparaben in foods. They are common ingredients that can be found in candy, soda, and other processed foods in California. The bill gives companies three years to change the ingredients of their products.
Lopez expressed that solving the crime and homeless problems in California should take concern over eliminating food dye.
The text of the bill stated that, starting in 2027, "a person or entity shall not manufacture, sell, deliver, distribute, hold, or offer for sale, in commerce a food product for human consumption" that contains those additives.
It added, "The bill would make a violation of these provisions punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 for a first violation and not to exceed $10,000 for each subsequent violation, upon an action brought by the Attorney General, a city attorney, a county counsel, or a district attorney."
Basically, California progressives want to follow Europe’s ban when it comes to harmful chemicals in food, but they don’t want to follow Europe when it comes to banning harmful gender hormones for kids.
To dumb this whole thing up, according to California lawmakers, Skittles are bad, but cross-sex hormones for minors are good.
Because of “priorities” or whatever.
But I guess we shouldn't start bringing up things that are off-topic so that liberals don’t start screaming that we are committing some form of Whataboutism.
Just forget about the fact that it is de facto legal to steal Skittles as long as the unlawful food dye is taken out.
It should be assumed by state leaders that consumers are smart enough to do their own research and decide whether or not they want to buy that product. But Newsom and other California leaders think you’re too stupid and need to be monitored as another way to control.
Many people have argued that the soon-to-be-banned ingredient is actually pretty bad for your health and that this is a good thing.
It is true that there are many areas that need more consumer protection. But is this just another way to control what you can and cannot consume? California puts warning labels on things they consider to be bad for your health that many people believe are actually quite beneficial. Raw milk is one of them.
Obviously, skittles are not good for you. But the point is, that there is no evidence that any of these bans or labels do anything to help people.
So at this point, maybe it is better for the consumer to decide what they should and should not consume. Because once the government starts making decisions on what should go in your body - that may or may not just open up Pandora's box.
All that said, now that the government has banned red dye No. 3, I can finally sleep at night. And at least the number of Skittle-related deaths will plummet.