Mario Lopez is pissed that the Golden State is focusing on healthier candy instead of other issues he finds far more pressing — and he’s letting his followers know about it publicly.
The longtime ‘Extra’ host fumed over Governor Gavin Newsom recently signing AB 418 into law — which has become known as the “Skittles ban” … although that’s a little misleading over what this actually requires in California going forward.
Essentially, the law requires companies selling food in the state to remove certain additives … which CA now deems harmful. One of the big-ticket chemicals being targeted is Red Dye 3 — prominently found in Skittles — and corporations have until 2027 to get their act together.
That’s not how it’s been advertised though — many are falsely peddling this new law as an outright ban of Skittles, and it seems ML got ticked off over a social media headline.
He writes, “Crime is through the roof, worst drug epidemic ever & homelessness at an all time high in CA… Let’s focus on Skittles.” Mario’s criticism actually got a lot of praise in the comments, with folks saying he was right to point out the priorities seem out of whack.
Others, however, noted that this is actually a good thing … and will help keep Californians safer in the long run. There’ve been a number of concerns over these now-banned additives in food — which were never approved by the FDA, to begin with — including cancer fears.
So, in other words … Mario can still have his Skittles if he wants ’em — not that he looks like he eats much of them, anyway. Tasting the rainbow ain’t going anywhere!