Ben Stein misses ‘giant African American lady’ on syrup bottle

Ferris Bueller’s economics trainer is getting slammed on social media for his rant about America’s company tradition … and pancake syrup.

On Monday night time, Ben Stein, the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” actor recognized for his monotone voice, posted a weird video to his Truth Social account by which he displayed a bottle of Aunt Jemima syrup whereas blaming the “inherent racism of America’s corporate culture” for making the syrup much less suited to his preferences.

“I am about to do something which I sometimes do, which is to make breakfast for dinner,” he opened the video.

“Aunt Jemima, yummy, pancake syrup. Now this used to show a large African American woman chef, but because of the inherent racism of America’s corporate culture, they decided to make it a white person,” he stated glancing on the bottle after which realizing there’s truly no white particular person on the label. “Or maybe no person at all.

“But I preferred it when it was a Black person showing their incredible skill at making pancakes,” Stein, 78, added.

In 2021 PepsiCo Inc. rebranded its Aunt Jemima pancake-and-syrup line as Pearl Milling Company in an effort to eradicate its ties to racist tropes.

Stein’s video seems to have been a promo for “The World According to Ben Stein” podcast episode that aired Tuesday. In the episode’s description, Stein stated he sat down with co-host Judah Friedman and Trump EPA chief of workers Mandy Gunasekara “to discuss the effects of woke corporate culture in society and the ongoing war against Aunt Jemimah [sic] as well [sic] other corporate icons.”

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“Is erasure the path for progress?” the outline reads. “We don’t think so either. Plus we discuss the consequences of weak leadership from the White House and the destabilizing effects that is having on our security interests both here and abroad.”

Twitter did its factor and now Stein is being slammed for his syrup grievance.

Harvard Kennedy School professor Cornell William Brooks tweeted, “Don’t pancakes taste as good without stereotypes? Uncle Ben why do you need Aunt Jemima? PS Your name is Ben Stein, hers was Mrs. Nancy Green. Respect.”

“Is anyone surprised that Ben Stein is a racist. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?” tweeted @BobHille.

Actor and stuntman D. Russo chimed in, writing, “‘I like MY pancake syrup served out of a bottle that is a LITERAL RACIST TROPE.’-Ben Stein.”

“Aunt Jemima is based on the common ‘Mammy’ archetype, a plump black woman wearing a headscarf who is a devoted and submissive servant. Her skin is dark and dewy, with a pearly white smile, but please, Ben go on about equality,” tweeted @travis_rexrode.