5 Creepiest Food Mascots That Make Us Lose Our Appetite

pedobearAll together now: Who are the ad wizards who came up with that one?! There's nothing funnier than an embarrassingly awkward advertising fumble, and this recent, um, oversight by Kit Kat does NOT disappoint. To launch the brand's Instagram account, the folks over at Kit Kat chose a photo of a guy in a bear suit playing the drums (using packages of Kit Kats as drum sticks). Unfortunately, the bear-suited drummer bore a disturbingly close resemblance to ... Pedobear. That's right, the unofficial cartoon bear mascot of child molesters everywhere.

Kit Kat took the photo down when people complained, claiming no previous knowledge of Pedobear. Oops! Still, they shouldn't feel too bad about their mistake. It's not like this was the first creepy food-promoting character to come along. We've been subjected to scary snacktime "friends" for years!

I'm willing to bet you still have the occasional nightmare about these ill-advised advertisements ...

Image via Dave Fayram/Flickr

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Evaly... EvalynCarnate

LAWL at the PedoBear faux pas! 

dreamsky dreamsky

Ha ha ha! Green giant!!!!!

Saphi... SaphiraJFire

I was curious about this post till I saw it was just another crappy slide show.

alway... alwayscurious

Lol!!! Dd used to be terrified of the "talking hand!" She used to close her eyes when we went down that aisle at the grocery store!

nonmember avatar MO Mom

This article was funny :-) I used to love having some Cheeseburger Mac but I haven't been able to touch it this whole pregnancy. The smell turns me off.

craft... craftycatVT

Who the heck is Pedobear? Never heard of him.

Jim McBride

 


when we were kids we loved Count Chocula, Jolly Green Giant, and that kool aid thing.  I don't remember the twinkie thing.   I think whoever wrote this invented kids being scared of the mascots.


a few probably were but there are always going to be a few who are afraid of anything.


  there will always be some 'scaredy cats' 

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