Firefighter denounced by company after racist Facebook post


LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania firefighter has been denounced by his fire company after he posted racist comments about a cereal mascot.

Lebanon firefighter Justin Snyder made the comments Wednesday on his Facebook page. The Lebanon Daily News reports Snyder was reacting to a news story that Kellogg would be redesigning its Corn Pops cereal box after receiving a complaint on Twitter that the art was racially insensitive.

The box shows cartoon Corn Pops hanging out in a mall. The only brown Corn Pop depicted is working as a janitor scrubbing the floor.

Snyder works at Speedwell Engine and Hose, which said last week that his comments do not represent the company and it is taking actions to address the matter.

A phone message seeking comment from Snyder wasn’t immediately returned Monday.


Information from: Lebanon Daily News,

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