Right Wing M&Ms, From Midjourney

Over at Pharyngula, special jackbooted operative raven floated a dangerous idea: [pha]

I suppose Tucker Carlson wants one of the M&Ms to wave a Swastika flag around or carry an AR 15 rifle or something. The right wingnut patriot M&M.

Naturally, I ran (did not walk) (ok, alt-tabbed) over to Midjourney, sent it up a normal-ish picture of M&Ms characters and asked for “right-wing m&ms characters” and  watched and waited.

Midjourney AI and mjr “right wing M&Ms characters”

The one on the right appears to be packing a bottle of mezcal, rather than an AR-15. These are the nut-centered fascist police candies that melt in your hand and your mouth.

The AI’s second effort was a bit threatening:

Midjourney AI and mjr: “right wing M&M candies characters”

Uh, watch there you’re pointing that thing!


  1. says

    Oh no, he’s pointing that thing just right, no worries…

    They all look like the characters I saw in a very old Gangstabix Weetabix carton ad.

  2. kestrel says

    These are hilarious. Somehow, the odd numbers of fingers and the strange legs and arms really enhance these characters.

    What sort of bullets would a gun that kills candy characters shoot? Saliva?

  3. Reginald Selkirk says

    The headgear is interesting. In both photos, group conformity seems to be important. In the top one, are those Greek fisherman caps? And in the second, a cross between pirate hats and Uncle Sam’s red white and blue top hat.

  4. billseymour says

    I immediately spotted where the gun was pointing in the second image, and almost as quickly decided that it was about right since it’s my understanding that most gun nuts don’t really pay much attention to firearm safety.

    I remember a video of the McCloskys “defending their home” during a protest in St. Louis after the murder of George Floyd.  (The protesters were just passing by on their way to the mayor’s house, so the McCloskys had no involvement until they involved themselves.)  The husband had a rifle that he wasn’t pointing at any persons and seemed to have his trigger finger outside the trigger guard, so I guess he knew something about what he was doing; but the wife, who was clearly terrified by all those people with darker complexions all in the same place, was waving a pistol around wildly with her finger on the trigger.  Even I know better than that, and I’ve never owned a gun or had any firearm training after Air Force basic training in the ’60s.

  5. astringer says

    Well, as least we’ve moved on from too many fingers… but, one trouser-leg rolled up? (in image 1 obviously, 2nd image not enough legs…) How did this trigger a reference to the Freemasons?

  6. Tethys says

    These are great examples of a principal of art and design.
    A cartoon image with obvious wrong anatomy is perfectly acceptable, ( some may even find it cute) but putting deformed or impossible anatomy in realistic images generates strong uncanny valley negative reactions.

    Image 2 reminds me of the Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. I do not recommend asking google about this brain worm song from Veggietales, if you don’t know about it already.

  7. Jazzlet says

    @ astringer
    Well Freemasons are well right of centre . . .

    @ Tabby Lavalamp
    Boom Boom!

    The green M&M seems to have persistent problems with it’s uniform, maybe that’s why so much of the Right hate Green policies despite the policies making economic sense.

  8. Reginald Selkirk says

    In the first image, the way they are all lumpy and bumpy makes me think there is some California Raisins influence.

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