In today’s most ridiculous news, someone has uploaded an empty package of Coon Cheese onto Facebook Marketplace and has labelled it at ‘Vintage cheese packaging.’
Silly as that is, the worst part of it all is that they’re trying to sell it for $50!
This comes after the brand re-named their label to ‘Cheer Cheese’ after feedback that ‘Coon’ was a racially charged term that had historically been used as a slur against people of colour, despite the brand being named after its American cheese processor Edward William Coon.
The person selling their empty package of Coon Cheese with its current labelling has written “Vintage cheese packaging.”
“No longer in circulation, you may have seen these about. Some people found theirs to be racist but I can assure you this one was named after its creator not under any bad motives.”
“One previous owner before me ho stored in safely in a fridge.”
“Used to access the contense [sic] but is in as new condition. Absolutely 100% genuine Can post or deliver within Perth for a fee.”
The funniest part of all of this is that the current ‘Coon’ packaging is still being sold and will keep being sold until July…
So you CAN buy an empty box for $50 or you can hop to woolies and grab a full one for $6-7?
It’s up to you.