A German confection company has apologised after it depicted Meghan Markle on her wedding day as one of its chocolate cakes.
The company, Super Dickmann, used a Facebook post to portray the now Duchess of Sussex as a chocolate-coated marshmallow or, in German, a Schokokuss.
Markle’s mother, of course, is black and Super Dickmann’s blunder was soon taken to task on social media.
One Twitter user said: “I don’t know if I should laugh or cry,” and another said: “The prize for the dumbest royal wedding post goes to Super Dickmann.”
The headline reads “A foam in white”, referring to the Schokokuss’s creamy centre, which in German rhymes with the phrase “a dream in white”.
The caption read: “What are you looking at? Wouldn’t you also want to be Meghan today?”
A Super Dickmann spokesperson apologised for the ill-thought-out marketing stunt, saying the post had been removed and it was “stupid and embarrassing”.
In an apology posted on Facebook, it wrote: “The world of Super Dickmann’s is varied and diverse and far removed from racist ideas.”