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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.

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For those who spend more than enough time on the internet, his tweet was very similar to the viral jelly bean comparison that had gone around in the past (assessed logically here and here).

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.

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The backlash to Trump’s tweet was passionate, with some drawing attention to a Syrian boy named Omran and the haunting video of his rescue from his home after it was bombed.

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.”

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