M&M's colorful cast of chocolate covered peanuts will no longer be the mouthpiece of the brand and instead they will be replaced by Emmy-award winning actress and Saturday Night Live favorite Maya Rudolph.
The brand took to Twitter on Monday to confirm the change after social media uproar ensued last year when Mars Wrigley, the maker of the candy, overhauled the cast to make them more inclusive.
Some of the changes included a redesign of the candy's aesthetics and introducing their backgrounds like the Green M&M who was "too busy to throw shade" or the Brown M&M that "isn't bossy. Just the boss."
The change sparked outrage from far right pundits who accused the candymaker of forcing a "woke" agenda
"Therefore, we have decided to take an indefinite pause from the spokescandies. In their place, we are proud to introduce a spokesperson America can agree on: the beloved Maya Rudolph," the statement said in part.
M&M and Mars Wrigley have not confirmed how long Rudolph's spokesperson duties will last. They have not ruled out bringing the spokescandies back at some point.