Earlier today a development unfolded with Planters' peanut mascot, having previously killed off and resurrected Mr. Peanut as Baby Nut. Now though the young legume has aged up apparently, jumping from being a little tyke to apparently a 21-year-old young person that can buy beer. An accompanying tweet from the official account revealed "Peanut Jr." and his new look, as well as his driver's license as he prepared to imbibe on some spirits. This change to the character however has not say well with many others as a bit of a boycot has begun to form online, and it's picking up steam.
YouTube personality Mr. Sunday Movies got the ball rolling tweeting out the hashtag "#BlockMrPeanut" with the message, "We can do this. We can let him know that all peanuts are essentially the same and he's not special." The movement caught fire though and quickly started to trend on Twitter dot com.
You can find the video above which started the campaign with the caption "I'm officially 21, my friends! Before you ask, yes, I was just a baby. What can I say? It's been a nutty year. Now someone get this peanut a beer! #MakeMyBirthdayNuts"
I won't have it.
I have to go to bed but I would love to wake to a world where #BlockMrPeanut is trending. He thinks he can just push himself to the front of public consciousness though cute forced vitality. Not the year for it. I won't have it. pic.twitter.com/qfnZZUOq01— Mr Sunday Movies (@mrsundaymovies) August 11, 2020
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I WILL END YOU
i am, quite frankly, disgusted by mr. peanut's reincarnation. first, he shoves his ugly marketing scheme down our throat, and then he COMMITS A CRIME. WE KNOW YOU ARE NOT 21. WHO ARE YOU EVEN TRYING TO FOOL???? I WILL END YOU, THESE HANDS DONT DISCRIMINATE. #BlockMrPeanut pic.twitter.com/DcieUlC4wA— epic GIBBY (@epic_gibby) August 11, 2020
I want to see a birth certificate
I want to see a birth certificate, there's no way that baby nut is now a 21-years old beer drinking peanut, until then I will #BlockMrPeanut for lying to the American public and frankly engaging in dangerous behavior. pic.twitter.com/iCE8pSnvrL— I make you laugh, so? (@Otoxha) August 11, 2020