"They made $15 billion in the last financial year," Dr Hagan said. In the 21 years since Dr Stephen Hagan first questioned the use of a slur as a brand name, various owners of COON Cheese offered a stock response. Dr Stephen Hagan, an Aboriginal activist who campaigned for 21 years to rename the cheese brand Coon, lodged the complaint against Mattel with the Australian Human Rights Commission. What the bloody dope ignored was the massive damage he would cause at a time when minister 3% (kangacape )Wyatt … But Dr Hagan said the name had purely racist meanings. 'Should we cut off the beaks of cockatoos to make sure the black beaks aren't offensive to the white of the cockatoo?'. That change can’t come soon enough for Indigenous activist Stephen Hagan, who has lobbied for Coon’s retirement from the Australian market for more than two decades. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Stephen Hagan fought for 21years to change the brand that its Australian manufacturers said was named after Edward William Coon, who patented the ripening process for the original product. 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'I don't know a single Indigenous Australian who is offended at all by milk being called 'Smarter White',' she told Daily Mail Australia. ‘We weren’t even consulted on names,’ he said. 'Are we going to change the name of the raccoon, do you think? Play it now. ‘He (Stephen Hagan) says it has been 21 years of corporations undermining his claims against the word ‘Coon’,’ SkyNew’s Chris Smith said. The soy milk drinker said lots of Aboriginal people had raised the matter with him. Coon Cheese is to be rebranded in Australia to Cheer after a campaign by activists against the word's racist connotations. ‘We would like to have contributed.’ "It's not in the best interests of the business to run with something that is offensive to a certain section of society," he said. "We wanted to ensure we listened to all the concerns surrounding the COON brand name, while also considering comments from consumers who cherish the brand and recognise the origin of its founder Edward William Coon, which they feel connected to. An indigenous rights activist who succeeded in having the Coon cheese brand scrapped wants Pauls to consider renaming its 'Smarter White' milk. By Stephen Johnson For Daily Mail Australia, Published: 04:02 EST, 3 August 2020 | Updated: 22:36 EST, 3 August 2020, Dr Stephen Hagan, who succeeded in having the Coon cheese brand scrapped, now wants Pauls to rename its Smarter White milk. Coon Cheese has finally announced its new name after advocates argued the brand could be interpreted as racist. Indigenous activist Stephen Hagan wrote to Coon's Canadian-based owners Saputo in June about the name, highlighting the word was an offensive term that demeaned people of colour. "Tomorrow is another day, you got to look at another social ill that needs to be addressed," he said. 'Aboriginal people are saying that there's an inference that it's for smart, white people, not for smart, black people,' Dr Hagan told Daily Mail Australia. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, claims that Mr Hagan’s response is the prime example ‘why you never bend the knee to the PC mob’. In an article published in The First Nations Telegraph in 2014, Dr Hagan said his research showed Edward Coon was an uneducated Russian immigrant who worked as a factory hand and the patent was launched in his name 10 years after the cheese was being sold. The former diplomat and academic, who now works as a social justice consultant, has suggested Pauls's French parent company Lactalis consider replacing the 'Smarter White' label, which has been used to sell low-fat milk since 2002. 'There's a lot of Aboriginal people who take offence, who don't drink that milk because of the interference that it's 'smarter white'.'. New South Wales One Nation leader Mark Latham described the campaign as idiotic and pondered as to whether cows would have to be killed for producing white milk. Biden signs divisive executive order pushing schools to include transgender athletes in girls' sports - causing critics to declare that the new president is 'erasing women', No Diet Coke break for Biden! Although Saputo eventually caved in, promising to rename the cheese in due course, it still wasn’t good enough for Dr Hagan. The brand's website says the cheese was first manufactured in Australia in November 1935 and was wrapped in "traditional red waxed cloth". We are no longer accepting comments on this article. ', Peter Russell-Clarke, a former ABC-TV chef who fronted Coon commercials during the early 1990s, slammed Saputo's decision last month to kill off the cheese name that debuted in 1935 under Kraft and the Fred Walker food company. 'I recall having conversations with people who don't buy that because of the connotation 'white people are smart',' he said. An indigenous rights activist who succeeded in having the Coon cheese brand scrapped will now campaign for Pauls to rename its ‘Smarter White’ milk. Stunned fans point out purple suit and pearls worn by VP at inauguration are IDENTICAL to outfit worn by Lisa in 2000 episode when she became President, QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden arguing he is 'unfit' to be president and 'will do whatever it takes to bail out Hunter'. Dr Stephen Hagan was a key voice behind the successful campaign to have Coon cheese renamed. 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Saputo announced in July last year it was changing the name after academic and anti-racism campaigner Dr Stephen Hagan called for a rebranding. 'I think it's ridiculous,' he told Daily Mail Australia. (ABC News: Rick Hind)Cheese name was a racist joke. Stephen Hagan fought for 21 years to change the brand that its Australian manufacturers said was named after Edward William Coon, who patented the ripening process for the original product. 'Indigenous Australian have far greater issues to be concerned with than the name of a brand of cheese named after its founder or what's written on a carton of milk.'. READ MORE: Coon Cheese announces rebrand after 85 years While the sandwiches and toasties melted in our mouths, something else was harder to swallow. Coon's owners, dairy products company Saputo, confirmed the change Friday after being written a letter of complaint in June by activist Stephen Hagan, who has been fighting for 20 years to have the name changed. The real history of Australia's COON Cheese and the campaign to remove a slur as the brand name. Edward William Coon patented a process used to manufacture cheese in the US in 1926. Mr Latham, a former federal Labor leader, isn't the only critic of corporate political correctness. Saputo is the third owner of the brand Dr Hagan had asked to change the name, during his 21-year fight. The near-century old Australian-made Coon cheese will be renamed after the brand's owners acknowledged the racial overtones of the label. Indigenous activist Dr Stephen Hagan has said he has copped abuse today after it was announced Coon cheese would be renamed. Watch stony-faced Melania refuse to stop and pose for cameras after leaving the White House, Jill Biden reveals she taught a virtual class on the eve of her husband's inauguration as she makes her solo debut as First Lady in Zoom meeting with fellow teachers, Did The Simpsons PREDICT Kamala Harris's vice presidency? Some have welcomed the move while others have voiced their anger on social media. Dr Hagan said the Smarter White brand, which dates back to 2002, was offensive to Aboriginal people because it implied white people were more intelligent. "If I didn't make a stand, we would still be eating Coon cheese in another 20 years' time," he said. ', 'If enough people want to bring it to my attention, I'm happy to write a letter to the owners of Pauls and say, 'Look, will you consider changing the name?'.'. He had the Coon name scrapped. 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He is also a newspaper editor, documentary maker, university lecturer and former diplomat. 'A lot of people have raised it with me: they asked the question about the Smarter White milk - 'Why couldn't it just be Smarter Milk? Why does it need to put the 'white' in there? 'I'd advise anyone who chooses to be offended by such a ridiculous proposition to assess their priorities,' she said. Coon cheese's name will be changed after a campaign by activists who said it had racist connotations. Stephen Hagan (born 1959) is an Australian author and anti-racism campaigner. Indigenous Alice Springs town councillor Jacinta Price described the call to rename Smarter White milk as 'utter nonsense'. Russell-Clarke said Coon's owners should be more concerned about maintaining the quality of their cheese than ditching an 85-year-old name to 'suit the whim of the time'. 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