The woke mob is coming for our wieners.
Months after the Green M&M briefly disappeared having proved too damn sexy for the masses – or, well at least Tucker Carlson – yet another food mascot has found itself on the provocative chopping block: The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile.
the wienermobile has gone woke pic.twitter.com/YB62xhocsa— francis wolf (@francisxwolf) May 17, 2023
After 86 years on the road, the cold cut giant announced that they would be changing the name of their iconic hot-dog-shaped car from the "Wienermobile" to the “Frankmobile,” wiping all trace of wieners in an attempt to market their new recipe (how many ways can one make a hot dog?) to the masses.
“The newly coined ‘Frankmobile’ pays homage to the brand’s 100% Beef Franks as it debuts a tasty new recipe with a more balanced flavor profile and iconic beefy taste that is more flavorful than ever — all while sparking miles of smiles and uniting fans around a love of meat,” read a press release from the company, per Today.
Rename it all you want, it’s still the Wienermobile pic.twitter.com/XPXUB8zjeL— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 17, 2023
Alongside this change, the Hotdoggers responsible for driving the trucks will now be renamed to the Frankfurters (*Tim Curry has entered the chat*).
Yet it seems the public has not taken too kindly to these changes, hitting Twitter to air their grievances, grilling the company for answers.
“IS NOTHING SACRED,” mused Twitter user @jessieopie in a Quote Tweet linking to the story.
“I guess they thought "Weinermobile" was too silly of a name for their GIANT HOT DOG SHAPED CAR,” quipped @PandasAndVidya.
“The Wienermobile is woke now,” added @BebopOt.
the wienermobile is woke now pic.twitter.com/hR0c71r1ni— Bebo, Chicago Rat Czar (@BebopOtt) May 18, 2023
Hey, what can we say – there are truly no wieners in this situation.