Crayola has publicly fired one of their crayons
Some sad news on the colouring-in front.
Art giants Crayola have told one of their popular crayons to clear its desk as Dandelion's services are no longer required.
If you are a fan of staying inside the lines with the mustard-coloured crayon then it's bad news - the yellowy one is officially being removed from the company's 24-count box set.
It is the first colour to be axed from the set in its 100-year history. However, Crayola have promised to replace the crayon with a new colour (just in case you were verging on hysteria like).
The company's box-set of crayons was first created way back in 1903, but Dandelion was a late arrival to the colouring party as it joined the set in 1990. Shades such as mint and mulberry have previously been "retired" but Dandelion is the first to be officially claiming a P45.
To add insult to injury, poor 'aul Dandelion was fired in a very public manner, with Crayola making the announcement via a video posted to their twitter account.
Couldn't they have left the poor crayon with some dignity?
— Crayola (@Crayola) March 30, 2017
Drew Daywalt, author of best-selling children's picture books The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, had this to say on the matter:
"Retired" Dandelion Crayon said "Retire, my BUTT! You can’t retire me. I QUIT. And U can quote me on that, Daywalt" https://t.co/zacIeiUuve
— Drew Daywalt (@DrewDaywalt) March 31, 2017
Dandelion was not immediately available for comment.
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