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VIDEO: Cap'n Crunch Holds News Conference To Defend Rank

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Days after controversy broke over the reputation of beloved cereal icon, Cap'n Crunch, the cartoon himself appeared in a newly-released videotaped press conference on Youtube. Days after controversy broke over the reputation of beloved cereal icon, Cap'n Crunch, the cartoon himself appeared in a newly-released videotaped press conference on Youtube.

Days after controversy broke over the reputation of beloved cereal icon, Cap'n Crunch, the cartoon himself appeared in a newly-released videotaped press conference on Youtube.

The video description said the Cap'n stands tall, regardless of the mutinous rumblings regarding his rank.

Appearing aboard a cartoon ship, Cap'n Crunch said "I stand before you today to answer the ridiculous accusations leveled against me."

Last week, a writer at Foodbeat.com pointed out the Cap'n only had three stripes on his sleeve. According to the U.S. Navy, the rank of captain carries four stripes; three would indicate he's a commander.

Sensing he was in hot water, Cap'n Crunch responded to his critics.

"Well you may have noticed a few other things about me. I have four fingers," said the Cap'n. "My first mate is a dog. My eyebrows are attached to my hat, for crunch sake."

Despite the fact that he's a fictional figure, the controversy has attracted a lot of online attention.

"Our entire cereal-eating lives could be based on a lie," said Mary Beth Quick, Senior Editor, Consumerist.com.

Hoping to put this cereal scandal behind him, the Cap'n ended his videotaped press conference by saying, "I wish to thank those who have stood by me. I will forever be your Cap'n."

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