Crayola retired a famous color, and asked the internet to come up with an idea for a new crayon. Twitter proceeded to colorfully mock President Trump.
Last week, the famous crayon maker announced that it would no longer be making the dandelion yellow color, making it the 13th color Crayola has retired in 27 years.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 31, 2017
Crayola decided to celebrate National Crayon Day by crowdsourcing ideas for a new color. The most viral color ideas, by far, are mocking both Donald Trump and the Republican Party. As expected, many of the new colors were some variant of orange — an obvious dig at Trump’s penchant for spray-tanning.
— A.Silver-MeMEs-GIFs (@SilverAdie) March 31, 2017
— Skeezy Donald (@SkeezyDonald) March 31, 2017
— WeHearVoicesOutThere (@WeHearPodcast) March 31, 2017
— (((Political Nerd))) (@Sttbs73) May 26, 2016
Impeachment Orange #NewCrayonColor
— PebblesJ (@MadisonJourdan) April 1, 2017
Trumpian Spray-Tan (aka "None More Orange")
— Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) March 31, 2017
— Blank™ (@Jospielvogle) March 31, 2017
However, a few others were more creative, referencing the whiteness of the Republican Party, and pro-Trump white nationalists who fashion themselves “alt-right.” Another Twitter user made a dig at Kellyanne Conway – Trump’s chief legal counsel — with a “cryptkeeper gold” color proposal. Twitteruser @ANGRYref suggested “Goldenrod showers,” in reference to the now-famous Steele Dossier, which suggested that President Trump may have paid sex workers to urinate in his presence at a hotel in Moscow:
— Bill Zowak (@Morphfiends) March 31, 2017
Mike Pence's Gray Conversion Therapy #NewCrayonColors
— Donald J. Trump (@BiglyPrez) March 31, 2017
— L. Resendez (@lresendez909) April 1, 2017
Alt-Right White? 😳😔 #NewCrayonColors
— Chuck 🌍 (@Leo204) March 31, 2017
Goldenrod Showers #NewCrayonColors
— Emperor Slow🎷ams (@ANGRYref) March 31, 2017
— Lburnsy (@Lburnsy) April 1, 2017
Conservative Snowflake #NewCrayonColor
— Water is Life (@waterislife_17) April 1, 2017
View more color suggestions on the #NewCrayonColors hashtag.
Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.