Touré targets Big Skittle

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http://twitter.com/#!/Toure/status/185394604756049921

The article he’s referring to is here.

Clearly Skittles is making a profit off of a tragedy and therefore its wealth must be redistributed.

Should Skittles & parent company Wrigley's get to profit from our protest wo a demand that much of that is donated someplace productive? No.

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

Why should Skittles win bc they're associated w protest if they don't do anything to directly & materially help the Martins or the struggle?

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

.@KobetheBoat It's irrelevant that Skittles didn't ask us to buy. Should they profit over accidental association with a tragedy?

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

@Toure been said skittles should donate to his family or the cause period! Crazy free publicity.

— Inflewence (@InflewenceofINF) March 29, 2012

There are multiple issues at play here. RT @drjkapp: @Toure You cannot be serious. Focus on the issue and don't cloud it. #Trayvon

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

@Toure I was waiting for someone to talk about the real monetary implications of buying Skittles and iced tea. Donate that $ to the family!

— Jahmaiah… (@touchthaskye) March 29, 2012

.@chrissyteigen Execs at Skittles know they're in a sensitive spot bc they're profiting from what's essentially blood money.

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

.@chrissyteigen I don't see bad press for Skittles, yet. We're buying it like a symbol of revolution not saying hey why should they profit?

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

.@chrissyteigen I'd like to see Skittles take some of their profit & donate to anti gun violence efforts or somesuch. That's fair.

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

They know it is. Sales tracking. RT @KobetheBoat: how is it even fair to assume martins death had any bearing on profits?

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

.@AntonioSolomon @chrissyteigen Is there another violent crime cause célèbre that had a candy become part of it, enriching that company?

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

This is obviously not the central issue but Skittles' profiteering thanks to us buying it bc of Trayvon obviates some financial donation.

— Touré (@Toure) March 29, 2012

So nice of him to want to be so generous with Skittles’ “blood money.” Meanwhile, how much has he donated in the name of #JusticeForTrayvon?

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Model Chrissy Teigen wasn’t picking up what Touré was putting down.

.@Toure just clarifying — are you are demanding skittles donate because protesters are buying and skittles should not profit??

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2012

.@Toure as ideal as that would be, skittles taking a stance on such controversial issue isn't good for a company, a candy company at that.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2012

.@Toure it's a business still. people buy, business profits. yes people are buying, but it isn't exactly good press for Skittles.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2012

this is 100% NOT TRUE. RT @GCTerry fact is saying nothing is am implicit endorsement of Sanford PD, Zimmerman, Oliver, etc. Step up, Wrigley

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2012

Because Skittles isn't donating skittles for protests, they are in support of Zimmerman? Oh god.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2012

@Toure I don't think they're too keen on being associated with such a huge, controversial issue in the first place.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2012

oh 2 can play this game of only RT'ing random people who agree with you to make you "more right".

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2012

@Toure @chrissyteigen I disagree with that. Then every company would have to do that whenever indirectly asociated w/ crime not culpable for

— Antonio Solomon (@So_lo_travels) March 29, 2012

And, of course, the money tweet:

oh @toure you certainly can be exhausting.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2012

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