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Heard about the Cheerios commercial flap?

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago
    1. Rochelle Frank profile image87
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The flap must come from a few .
      I love Cheerios-- especially the "Multi- Grain" ones. Also our extended family includes some members  with Black and Asian  heritage-- even some redheads and blondes. I hope Cheerios doesn't back down.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 3 years ago

    Sad that the Internet gives voice to such hatred. The opportunity to comment anonymously seems to bring out the haters in droves.
    Good for General Mills for not backing down.
    I hope they follow this soon with a new ad showing a gay family eating Cheerios!

  3. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 3 years ago

    Kudos to GM for keeping the ad up.  I think I'll go out and buy a box of cheerios.  I hate the things, but I'll buy a box anyway.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +1

    2. Levellandmike profile image82
      Levellandmikeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I'm  you. Stupid is as stupid does...kinda makes ya wonder about some people

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago

    I was just so surprised this would come up in this day and age. But, then again, it is YouTube comments... you come to expect the lowest of the low in terms of comments.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I was just thinking that also...that I couldn't believe that guff over something like this would rear its head in the 21st century.  Amazing that we can air what's essentially soft porn to advertise for ice cream, but not a perfectly happy (and nowadays perfectly familiar) family to advertise for cereal.

      Ugh.

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
        MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        smh

        They need to do a commercial with our families... together, we've got more colours than a Benetton commercial.

        Me and you, we'll wear rainbow t-shirts.  We'll all sit around eating some Cheerios. We'll wear Abercrombie & Fitch shirts just to round it all out.

    2. Levellandmike profile image82
      Levellandmikeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Why would you be surprised?
      Stupidity's pretty widespread these days. Why not just do what Wilderness and I are gonna do: Go out and buy a box of Cheerios!

  5. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    It is more than sad, it is totally insidious.  This is the 21st century, there are more "interracial" couples than ever before.  "Interracial" couples are not an anomaly.  Well, it shows how far behind some of humankind are. This backlash is totally appalling.  There is no such thing as interracial, we are all one race-THE HUMAN RACE.
    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8055246_f248.jpg

    1. Levellandmike profile image82
      Levellandmikeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago

    Well, it's now spread to Facebook. The "American White History Month" people are all bent out of shape. Supposedly if you like this you are a race traitor smile

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Makes sense to me - only minorities have the OK to have their own month.  Everyone except white males, that is - they are subhuman creatures, not worthy of respect or recognition.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Have you visited this page?

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I did...

          I loved this little nugget about the cheerio's commercial:

          Name Withheld to protect his dumb ass:  I'm really appalled and disgusted by the people who are accepting of interracial relationships, but I'm certainly not surprised! Race mixing,and especially white/black is an abomination and a sign of the perverted and immoral times in which we live!!

          Woot!  I get to be an abomination for something else now!  Being a bi-sexual abomination was getting boring.

        2. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I confess I did not - I'm not much interested in anything to do with racial overtones.

          And I'm getting the impression I should have - I didn't even connect it to the OP yet it must or you wouldn't have mentioned it.  My bad.  My very bad, I suspect.

  7. Zelkiiro profile image85
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    And this is why racist Conservative Southerners should all be sterilized and/or castrated and/or thrown into a pool filled with sharks. And then we can finally get the History Channel to show programs about history again.

    1. Reality Bytes profile image94
      Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      At least you portray your position with the proper tolerance and unjudgemental perspective you would like to see in others. 

      You are truly part of the solution.


      lol

 
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