Is Cap’n Crunch getting demoted to Commander Crunch?
A debate is currently raging online about whether or not Cap’n Horatio Magellan Crunch — a.k.a. cereal mascot Cap’n Crunch — is really in fact a captain.
The debate was started when an image surfaced on Imgur.com that shows the “Cap’n” with only three stripes on his sleeve, which is traditionally the mark of a Commander, not Captain.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, a Navy Commander has three stripes on his sleeve, whereas a Captain has four stripes.
When news of the controversy broke, the Cap’n took to Twitter to defend himself against the accusations.