Tic Tac released a statement denouncing Donald Trump after a video leaked in which the Republican nominee said he used the candy to freshen his breath before forcing himself on women he found attractive.
“Tic Tac respects all women,” the company said in a Twitter post on Saturday. “We find the recent statements and behavior completely inappropriate and unacceptable.”
Tic Tac respects all women. We find the recent statements and behavior completely inappropriate and unacceptable.
— Tic Tac USA (@TicTacUSA) October 8, 2016
In a 2005 video published Friday by the Washington Post, Trump tells then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush that he needed to “use some Tic Tacs just in case” he started kissing “Days of Our Lives” star Arianne Zucker during a visit to the TV show’s set.
“You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful [women] — I just start kissing them,” the Republican nominee said in the clip, which has sent shockwaves through the presidential race. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Surprisingly, this is not the first time a candy company has had to denounce the behavior of the Trump campaign. Skittles owner Wrigley released a statement informing Donald Trump Jr. that comparing refugees to poisoned skittles was not “an appropriate analogy.”
In September, the GOP nominee’s son shared a meme comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl of skittles that contained a few “that would kill you.”