The Hollywood Reporter’s Seth Abramovitch contacted Wrigley to ask for its response, and received the following subtle condemnation of the tweet:
With 8,500 retweets and acclaim from Twitter users, Young’s response could perhaps have been misinterpreted as marketing, had it been published directly by the brand.
Pure class from Skittles. Wonderful to see such expertise and wisdom. https://t.co/Fi62S1cPPr— Tom Goodwin (@tomfgoodwin) September 20, 2016
Trump: if I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful?— David Lewis (@davidclewis) September 20, 2016
Based on actual odds of getting killed by terrorist refugee, you'd need 10.8 billion skittles to find 3 killers https://t.co/Ba5HNFhvM1— Mike Rosenberg (@ByRosenberg) September 20, 2016