Meghan row: German firm Super Dickmann apologises over 'racist' post linked to duchess

May 24, 2018  

The company asks for a “big pardon” after a Facebook backlash following the post on the day Prince Harry married Meghan Markle.

17:54, UK,

A German company has apologised for publishing an image of a marshmallow covered in chocolate and wearing a bridal dress on the day Prince Harry married Meghan Markle.

The Facebook post of a Schokokuss, a well-known sweet, by the firm Super Dickmann included the caption: “What are you looking at? Wouldn’t you also want to be Meghan today?”

Some people on social media said the now deleted post on Facebook was racist.

The company has apologised saying the post was “stupid and embarrassing”.

Super Dickmann wrote: “A big pardon! The world of Super Dickmann’s is colourful and diverse and far from racist thoughts.”

The Schokokuss appeared inside a cathedral with the words “a foam in white” – a description of its creamy interior and a pun on the phrase “a vision in white”.

Bernd Roessler, a spokesman for the company, said not enough thought had gone into the post.

Links between the Schokokuss and racism are not new as older generations in Germany and elsewhere used to call it “Negerkuss” (black person’s kiss).

Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex after marrying Harry at Windsor Castle last Saturday.

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