A photo featuring a bowl of Skittles that Donald Trump Jr. posted on Twitter as a metaphor for the global refugee crisis has been removed from the site.
Twitter removed the image from Trump’s post on Wednesday “in response to a report from the copyright holder,” according to a message on the post.
The son of the Republican presidential nominee had tweeted the image earlier this month. It included text reading: “If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”
The photographer who took the photo of the Skittles, David Kittos, told the BBC last week that he did not grant permission for the image to be used and said he would like it to be removed. Kittos was a refugee himself, fleeing Cyprus for England when he was 6 years old.
Last week, a spokesperson for Wrigley, the parent company for Skittles, said the refugee comparison wasn’t appropriate: “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it’s an appropriate analogy.”
Wrigley did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
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