The terrorism-candy analogy is back, and this time it’s a presidential candidate’s offspring that looks foolish.
Donald Trump Jr., son of the Republican presidential nominee, shared a picture to “explain” the dangers of allowing Syrian refugees into the country using Skittles for imagery.
The young Trump’s poor reasoning aside, some noted a similarity between the bowl of Skittles in his tweet and this bowl of Skittles:
The original picture was taken and uploaded to Flickr in 2010, but it’s the photographer that’s getting national attention.
David Kittos, 48, fled to the United Kingdom from his home country of Cyprus as a refugee.
“In 1974, when I was 6 years old, I was a refugee from the Turkish occupation of Cyprus, so I would never approve the use of this image against refugees,” he told the BBC.
A spokeswoman for Wrigly, the company that owns Skittles, provided an official comment: “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it is an appropriate analogy.”