Hollywood Star Erupts On Governor Newsom

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(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Mario Lopez, a sitcom star from the nineties, blasted Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., over his incorrect priorities when it came to making California safer.

Lopez took to X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday to state that Newsom and other California state lawmakers were being tougher on certain products that contain additives that are found to be cancer-causing, that they are on dealing with the homeless and drug problems in the state.

The “Saved By The Bell” pointed out that in California the drug epidemic had reached its worst level ever and that crime had reached an all-time high. Instead of focusing on these issues though the governor was choosing to place his focus on Skittles.

The post by Lopez came in response to a news article that shared how California had banned Skittles along with 12,000 other products because they include cancer-causing additives. California is the first U.S. state to issue such a ban.

However, despite the headline of the article, the law is not going to be banning Skittles, but rather in a previous version of the bill titanium dioxide, which is one of the ingredients found in Skittles, would have been banned. The new law does not make a reference to titanium dioxide.

On Saturday, Newsom signed the new law that banned four additives that are included in a variety of popular foods and have been found to be linked to cancer.

Companies will have three years to come up with a substitute for these additives in their products. However, Skittles is not going to be affected by the ban.

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