AN Eskimo-shaped sweet eaten innocently by Kiwis for decades has raised the ire of native Canadians who claim it is offensive in both shape and name.
A young Canadian tourist travelling in New Zealand, Seeka Parsons, says she was appalled by the sale of Eskimo sweets, an iconic marshmallow treat sold widely in corner stores across New Zealand.
The native Canadian said the word Eskimo itself was an insult in her country, carrying with it negative racial connotations, and has long since been replaced with Inuit.
Not only has the name of the lolly aroused painful memories, she believes the shape is an unfair stereotype of her people, the Taranaki Daily News reported.
Well, boo-freakin'-hoo, dumbass. If you don't like them, don't eat them and take your grievance-mongering ass back to Canada.
And, of course, we have the "We are holy beings who should not be spoken of in other than ass-kissing terms" bit:
“We are much more of a people than that image. We have deep ties to the land and an ancient culture and I think we should be recognised as that and not just a marshmallow figure,” said Parsons, 21.
If you're so damn insecure the mere sight of a candy in another country sends you off like this, I can't wait until you hear about Eskimo Joe's; you'll probably wet your diaper.