Fact Check: Snickers Did NOT Remove The 'Veins' From Their Candy Bars -- It's A Spoof On Tucker Carlson, Cancel Culture

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  • by: Ed Payne
Fact Check: Snickers Did NOT Remove The 'Veins' From Their Candy Bars -- It's A Spoof On Tucker Carlson, Cancel Culture Veins Remain

Is Snickers removing the "beloved 'dick vein'" from their candy bars? No, that's not true: Snickers said on Twitter, "THE VEINS REMAIN!" The edited image is a spoof of Fox News Channel TV host Tucker Carlson and cancel culture.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on April 24, 2022, under the title "He's just mad cause he can't see the nuts. He loves dem nuts." It opens:

The moment when you know the world has officially entered the endgame

CANCEL CULTURE: SNICKERS REMOVING BELOVED 'DICK VEIN'

This is what the post looked like on Facebook on April 27, 2022:

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(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Wed Apr 27 15:11:46 2022 UTC)

While there's no evidence Carlson ever went on a rant about Snickers on his show or that he ever created a meme spoofing the candy bar, he did rage about M&Ms after Mars Incorporated -- the maker of both candies -- said it was redesigning the M&M mascots to show the company's "commitment to creating a world where everyone feels they belong and society is inclusive."

One of the changes was to take the green M&M out of her go-go boots and put her in sneakers:

On his January 21, 2022, show, this is what Carlson said:

M&M's will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and totally androgynous. Until the moment you wouldn't want to have a drink with any one of them. That's the goal. When you're totally turned off, we've achieved equity. They've won.

The "dick vein" posts were already making the rounds on social media (here and here) when on April 16, 2022, @JUNlPER, who goes by Transgender Marx on Twitter, tweeted a doctored version of a news story that kicked the trend into viral high gear, Rolling Stone reported, which appears to have inspired the meme about Carlson:

But, Snickers said on Twitter, there's no need to worry. Their confection is not going smooth: "THE VEINS REMAIN!"

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  Ed Payne

Ed Payne is a staff writer at Lead Stories. He is an Emmy Award-winning journalist as part of CNN’s coverage of 9/11. Ed worked at CNN for nearly 24 years with the CNN Radio Network and CNN Digital. Most recently, he was a Digital Senior Producer for Gray Television’s Digital Content Center, the company’s digital news hub for 100+ TV stations. Ed also worked as a writer and editor for WebMD. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Ed is the author of two children’s book series: “The Daily Rounds of a Hound” and “Vail’s Tales.” 

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