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Posted: 1/25/2023 4:52:50 AM EST
Rooty the Great Root Bear, the mascot of A&W Restaurants for 60 years, will hence forth be wearing denim jeans.

In a Twitter post, the company suggested that Rooty’s lack of pants was "polarizing."

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"America, let’s talk. Since 1963, Rooty the Great Root Bear has been our beloved spokesbear. We knew people would notice because he’s literally a 6-foot tall bear wearing an orange sweater," the company said. "But now we get it – even a mascot’s lack of pants can be polarizing."

Moving forward, Rooty will wear be wearing jeans. The company said Rooty will still remain the company’s official "spokesbear" despite the update.

"We are confident Rooty will continue to champion good food & good times for many years to come…now in denim," A&W Restaurants wrote.



cmmg
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:55:01 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:56:15 AM EST
[#2]
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:58:43 AM EST
[#3]
A “polarizing” bear?

Is that like a black bear who is transitioning to become a polar bear?


Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:01:36 AM EST
[#4]
I ate at ah A&W in Utah several years ago. I don't remember any bears (with or without pants), but I do remember the food sucked.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:05:02 AM EST
[#5]
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
I ate at ah A&W in Utah several years ago. I don't remember any bears (with or without pants), but I do remember the food sucked.
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We used to have one near me here on Long Island when I was a kid, but that's been gone a LONG time,
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:05:03 AM EST
[#6]
FFS
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:11:32 AM EST
[#7]
someday we'll be asking "Rooty" where he buried Pooh, Roo, Thumper and Eeyore, and dozens of others, to maybe excuse him from the death sentence
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:29:22 AM EST
[#8]
A Bear in Denim?  

Seriously they just  made a Bear's bear . I'm cool with "bears" (body positive bros) and they'll love having another scene mascot.

I just don't think A&W thought this one fully through. This bear didn't have genitals until now that A&W covered them. Anyone wanting to sexual   Anthropomorphise their mascot has the dirty mind.

Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:32:10 AM EST
[#9]
Today I learned there are still A&W restaurants open, and that they have a mascot.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:32:17 AM EST
[#10]
I believe they are parodying M&Ms.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:38:46 AM EST
[#11]
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Originally Posted By fredegar:
I believe they are parodying M&Ms.
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Not parodying. Changing before they got similar attention.

Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:57:03 AM EST
[#12]
It’s the WEF mandated ESG score.
Companies are shitting their pants to fall in line.
Eventually it hits the peoples too.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:15:00 AM EST
[#13]
I didn't know they had a mascot!
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:19:12 AM EST
[#14]
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:30:32 AM EST
[#15]
And the Nonsense Meter continues to break new records...
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 7:28:50 AM EST
[#16]
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 7:33:33 AM EST
[#17]
True story.

I was deeply traumatized by Disney as a child when I couldn't figure out why the canine character Goofy wore clothing while canine character Pluto did not and was naked.

It's about time government got into solving these problems.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 7:36:02 AM EST
[#18]
M&M got hammered for making their cartoons all kinds of fucked up so another company thinks any attention is good attention I guess.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:26:57 AM EST
[#19]
Animals shouldn't be wearing pants.  It's unnatural.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:35:13 AM EST
[#20]
When is the last time any of you thought about A&W Root Beer?

Mission accomplished.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:37:41 AM EST
[#21]
Out of business in 3, 2, 1....
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:43:46 AM EST
[#22]
The race is on....to see who can be the wokest.

.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:47:40 AM EST
[#23]
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Originally Posted By coreseller:
When is the last time any of you thought about A&W Root Beer?

Mission accomplished.
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They opened a store here a few months ago.  I shook my head, who in their right mind would buy into a dying franchise.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:48:28 AM EST
[#24]
Wait until the bears sues because they assumed his gender....
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:51:44 AM EST
[#25]
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Originally Posted By STL_Nik:



They opened a store here a few months ago.  I shook my head, who in their right mind would buy into a dying franchise.
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And yet Sonic and Rallys are still around lol.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:56:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By coreseller:



And yet Sonic and Rallys are still around lol.
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Every sonic I've ever been to has been straight bumping.  People love Sonic.   Rallys is hood food, if you spot a Rallys it's in a neighborhood you don't want to be in.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:59:55 AM EST
[#27]
This seems polarizing to people that can't afford pants



Dancing banana can't afford pants!    
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:00:26 AM EST
[#28]
Full on Porky Pigging it!
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:01:15 AM EST
[#29]
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:03:23 AM EST
[#30]
So am I supposed to put pants on all my kids stuffed animals now?

Seriously a fucking clown world we live in.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:05:36 AM EST
[#31]
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Originally Posted By HangfiresGhost:
The race is on....to see who can be the wokest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjsocJFLp2I.
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Putting pants on a bear sounds more puritanical than woke.

Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:06:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kudzunc:
A Bear in Denim?  

Seriously they just  made a Bear's bear . I'm cool with "bears" (body positive bros) and they'll love having another scene mascot.

I just don't think A&W thought this one fully through. This bear didn't have genitals until now that A&W covered them. Anyone wanting to sexual   Anthropomorphise their mascot has the dirty mind.

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Soon they’ll be bitching because Smokey doesn’t wear a shirt. At least he can shovel-smack SJWs that get out of line.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:07:20 AM EST
[#33]
Not sure about the good food bit.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:08:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: ManiacRat] [#34]
It's a cartoon bear. What in the hell is wrong with these people.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:10:52 AM EST
[#35]
Shouldn’t the bear have a female name since it doesn’t have a cock?
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:11:51 AM EST
[#36]
A&W used to have a whole bear family as mascots and even built their burgers around them back in the 60's. Papa sandwich, Mama sandwich, and baby bear sandwich, looks like dad was the only one that survived. A&W was also one of the first chains to char broil their burgers.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:23:31 AM EST
[#37]
They should go the other way and give him a giant raging bear boner.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:27:43 AM EST
[#38]
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Originally Posted By L_JE:
Animals shouldn't be wearing pants.  It's unnatural.
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Smokey wears pants.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:34:30 AM EST
[#39]
Charmin and there nudist bears have me triggered
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:35:35 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:36:35 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/25/2023 2:43:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Palm:

Smokey wears pants.
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Originally Posted By Palm:
Originally Posted By L_JE:
Animals shouldn't be wearing pants.  It's unnatural.

Smokey wears pants.

It's probably an OSHA thing for wildland firefighters.  Besides, that's all he wears.  That and a hat.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 2:50:18 PM EST
[#43]
I can understand why they did it.


There’s bear fuckers out there.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 3:57:28 PM EST
[#44]
Which group of idiots screamed loud enough to cause this change?
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:08:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TN-MadDog:
Which group of idiots screamed loud enough to cause this change?
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Woke, pc mob.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:09:28 PM EST
[#46]
Why is that guy from Fat Albert wearing a bear suit?
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:13:27 PM EST
[#47]
And all this time I thought he was wearing dark brown corduroy pants, to find out all these years later that he wasn't wearing pants at all is quite troubling; at least now He / She is wearing denim pants.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:15:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: triggerhappyjack] [#48]
A&W followed up Wednesday by tweeting, "Is now a good time to mention this is a joke?"

I know, I know
Reading the entire article is for faggots
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:17:30 PM EST
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Local assisted living center has a man that wanted to be Winnie the Pooh for Halloween and still wasn't wearing pants at Christmas!
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:17:50 PM EST
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