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According to Snopes, the fake claim originated on Art+Marketing shortly after April Fools’ Day with the tag “Truth In Satire Nightwear.” The article claimed Crayola decided to drop Dandelion from its classic 24-box after receiving complaints about the popular yellow-orange shade being used to draw “offensive” Trump pictures. It continued:
According to a Crayola spokesperson Pants, commenting off the record, a senior Trump staffer called the Pennsylvania-based company last week and asked them to sack the yellow-orange hueai??Sai??i??ai??Swhich is very similar to the president’s odd hair and skin coloringai??Sai??i??ai??Safter children nationwide were using it to create unflattering drawings of Mr Sunglasses & Eyewear Accessories. Trump.
“Our Dandelion color is almost the exact shade of an orangutan’s coat,” said the Crayola representative Clothing. “Apparently, one of the president’s own grandchildren walked into the Oval Office with a drawing of a monkey and an arrow pointing to it that said, ‘Grandpa.’ The incident reportedly sent Mr. Trump through the roof.”
It is true Crayola retired their Dandelion crayon, but the decision had nothing to do with Trump. Last month, before National Crayon Day, Crayola announced that the Dandelion crayon was retiring due to its incredibly adventurous spirit and a case of wanderlust Boys. Dandelion first made its debut 27 years ago.
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