Looks like PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has gotten herself into a sticky situation! The company is planning to introduce ‘Lady Doritos’, a female version of Doritos and by the looks of it, it has left everybody out there with a bad taste in their mouth.
Last week when Nooyi was on the Freakonomics interview, she described the chip-eating habits of a lady as compared to a man.
Stephen Dubner, the host of the show said, “I understand that men and women eat chips very differently” and quizzed Nooyi on the difference.
The PepsiCo boss went to describe how men enjoyed the finger-licking part after a packet of chips and even munching on the “little-broken pieces” at the end of the packet with “great glee”. She added how women, on the other hand, did not indulge in such chips-eating-traits citing the reason that the fairer sex was too refined for something like that.
Nooyi said, “Women would love to do the same, but they don’t. They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little-broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.”
The CEO was also asked if PepsiCo was introducing the notion of “a male and female version of chips,” to which she gave a heads up.
“It’s not a male and female [version] as much as, ‘Are there snacks for women that can be designed and packaged differently?’” Nooyi said. “And yes, we are looking at it, and we’re getting ready to launch a bunch of them soon.”
Now we all know how much a party the tweeple could have had on Twitter with this announcement. Let’s have a look!
Here are some of those funny or let's say 'pun-ny' tweets!
Women: We want equal pay for equal work and an end to sex discrimination in the workplace.— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) February 5, 2018
Society: Here’s a bag of Lady Doritos so you won’t have to crunch too loudly in front of your male colleagues.
Cheer up, gals! We may not get a lady president, but we do get lady Doritos!— ???????????????????????? ???????????????? (@NicCageMatch) February 5, 2018
The only good thing about the new quiet “Lady Doritos” is now they can’t hear us coming pic.twitter.com/irMRblNDP4— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) February 5, 2018
women: give us equal pay— Ali Vingiano (@alivingiano) February 5, 2018
the world: look, a KFC female colonel!
women: we said equal pay
the world: doritos won't crunch anymore!!!
women: EQUAL PA-
the world: have you tried "BIC PENS FOR HER"??
About to sit down and write an angry letter to Doritos. pic.twitter.com/CXEWt1Xb1s— Molly Hodgdon (@Manglewood) February 5, 2018
Good news, ladies. We got a female Colonel Sanders and Doritos that don’t crunch, so feminism is cancelled. We’ve achieved equality.— (((OhNoSheTwitnt))) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 5, 2018
Lady Doritos should be so crunchy that the noise drowns out the whining of any man within a 10-foot radius https://t.co/ZqheTHXv5s— Elahe Izadi (@ElaheIzadi) February 5, 2018
Questions I have about the forthcoming lady Doritos:— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) February 5, 2018
1. May I request they be salted with the tears of our enemies?
2. Will they be priced to align with the gender pay gap?
3. If a lady is OK with crunching, crumbs and public eating, is she banned from purchasing them?
Me, in response to the article about Doritos making “quiet” chips that are “lady-friendly” pic.twitter.com/8VQ3TEMw59— Aureylian (@aureylian) February 5, 2018
In response to Doritos lady friendly crisps I shall be eating the biggest crisps I can find crunching really loudly burping and carrying a packet of crisps as a handbag— kate ford (@kateford76) February 5, 2018
OH THANK GOD. My foremost lady concern has been how loud I eat. "Too masculine!" I think to myself, as I stuff my face with Doritos and hear the manly man crunch as I chew. Ladies only eat in delicate whispers, each chew like the quietest lady sigh. https://t.co/e04KgII0ru— Elizabeth M. (@_ElizabethMay) February 5, 2018
I saw Lady Doritos trending and thought “Ah, so Kylie named her baby.”— Laraine Pennington (@LaraineBaker) February 5, 2018
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