Doritos Now Has Its Own Bud Light-Style Drama

Brand has since cut ties with trans influencer Samantha Hudson
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2024 2:00 AM CST
Doritos Now Has Its Own Bud Light-Style Drama
Doritos chips are shown on display at a grocery store in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Doritos has ended a collaboration with a trans influencer after the snack brand faced a boycott related to her hiring. Doritos Spain ran an ad featuring Samantha Hudson, a 24-year-old Spanish singer, sparking fierce backlash. As TMZ reports, some right-wingers were simply upset Doritos was partnering with any trans person, but others raised the issue of tweets from around the year 2015. In one, Hudson, then age 15, allegedly spoke about a desire to do "depraved things" with a 12-year-old. In another, per Newsweek, she allegedly wrote about "screaming that I'm a nymphomaniac" while wearing panties in the street in front of an 8-year-old. In a third, she allegedly wrote, "I hate women who are victims of rape and who turn to self-help centers to overcome their trauma," calling them "fat wh----."

Doritos Spain said in its response to the furor, "We strongly condemn words or actions that promote violence or sexism of any kind." Neither the old tweets nor Hudson's Instagram video for Doritos are still online, NBC News reports. Hudson had previously apologized for the posts after she first became famous, calling them "barbarities" and saying they were made in service of "dark humor." (More Doritos stories.)

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