Tony the Tiger is a beast of compassion.
Culture Schlock has just learned, directly from the source (a nod to old-fashioned journalism), that Miss Michigan Nicole Blaszczyk is NOT in trouble for her snafu the other night confusing her state’s Kellogg’s cereal with Minnesota’s General Mills.
Here is an official statement from Kellogg Company spokeswoman Kris Charles on this biting issue:
“As a company founded in Michigan in 1906, we are proud of Miss Michigan. We are understanding of her momentary confusion during the Miss America pageant. We wish her continued success and hope she regularly enjoys Kellogg’s brands such as Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and Frosted Mini-Wheats.”
Charles also tells me that Miss Michigan will be receiving a gift basket filled with Kellogg’s products. With the pageant over, there now should be more opportunities to eat Pop-Tarts!
For the record, the General Mills Wheaties people did not respond to our earnest inquiry.
Taking a page from Kellogg’s, we forgive them.
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