Hateful Stereotypes Behind Lovable Cereal Mascots

Submitted by: Wondertea 9 years ago Funny
http://www.cracked.com/index.php?name=News&sid=2051

And you thought Tony was a good tiger.
There are 57 comments:
Male 10,115
Yay stereotypes.
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Male 4,393
I trusted you,Tony!!*cries*
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Female 1,002
I used to love fruit loops.
But now I think they taste crap.
"You call this fruit flavoured!?! I TASTE NO FRUIT, JUST CHEMICALS"
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Female 10
Wow, that wasn`t a load of bull AT ALL. B-|
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Female 174
i feel like cereal
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Male 528
I knew that cocoa puffs were no better then crack or meth!
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Female 1,832
My Mom wouldn`t let me eat any of that crap dammit. I had to eat Chex or Cheerios. Oh well now that I am older I love POPS! golden nuggety goodness with no idiotic mascot to poison my brain, woo hoo!!
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Male 73
thats like really low considering i had to think nd i still didnt get the stereotypes
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Male 1,029
Trix Rabbit was the only good one.
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Male 901
And a very funny joke, too!
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Male 4,246
To sum up: YES it`s a joke, you dorks.
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Male 51
Uh, this is at cracked.com you folks who think this serious do know what satire is don`t you?

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Female 157
"Also, drug addicts are fun to drat with." <---hilarious!
most of these if not all were probably thought of by some couch potato that thinks to much and went insane from watching to many commercials.
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Male 341
Wow... I was expecting more in-depth, but this was all stupid, and these people who made this didn`t use good facts and made weird assumptions
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Male 205
ridiculous
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Female 9
i`m confused.. is this supposed to be a joke? i don`t think these companies are trying to be racist... just because the mascots have stereotypical characteristics of a certain culture, doesn`t mean the company is trying to portray that culture, and even if they are, why is it bad? it`s not like they`re making fun of the culture, they`re just making mascots that people can relate to. i didn`t see anything negative in those commercials...
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Female 913
I remember all those commercials. I was even singing along to some of them. God I`m old
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Male 576
Just a random fact: The guy who did Tony`s voice also sang the "Mister Grinch" song. He died about a year ago which is why you dont see ant new Frosted Flakes commercials.
One more fun fact: Peeing in your pants isnt ok after 10.
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Female 45
this was probably the lames thing ever.
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Female 36
i think the cocoa puffs bird is a sterotypical ADD kid
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Male 388
5 full minutes of commercials with a lame story about stereotypes. this post sucks
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Female 601
Lmao, this reminded me of a rant one of my teachers always would go off into for no reason. Sometimes people would purposely bring it up just to waste class time. I swear he`s discussed all of these things on this website.

But they left out the Fruity Pebbles one that teaches kids that it`s okay to steal.

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Female 263
lol so true.
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Female 727
haha people are crazy
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Male 265
Ah, I love the sarcasm.
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Male 869
I don`t buy cereal based on the character on the box. I buy it based on the toy inside! And what the hell would they say about Count Chocula? Is he some kinda cereal pimp or dealer?
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Female 330
Shanir, I don`t think he commited suicide... But I have no clue, there`s been loads of random rumors about him. Everyone round were I live is convinced he moved to africa...
I doubt that too, to be honest...
and then some random person said he moved to australia...
But anyway, the actual thing... some of them didn`t make much sense when you thought about it, but some of them were pretty funny...
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Male 1
I love the people that didn`t notice that the article is house on Cracked magazine`s site. Parody much? Hmm...
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Male 549
Hahah that was so funny. This bit was so funny "The unnecessarily evil teenagers never point out that they weren`t talking about Frosted Flakes, nor do they scream: `Holy drating poo, a tiger!`"
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Male 105
what a load of poo
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Female 18
The frosties kid did not kill himself. He did however move to australia, where the ad was not aired.
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Female 305
follow ur nose...wherever it goes! where it will stop, nobody knows!!!

did i say that correctly?

ps. GIVE THE FU-KIN RABBIT SOME GDAMN FU-KIN TRIX AND STOP BEING SPOLIED LITTLE PUS-Y BRATS, RETARDS! goddamn that used to piss me off

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Male 359
just another reason more people turn out to be gay
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Male 36
therrrrrrre food
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Male 756
Stereotyped Cereal Mascots ??

I guess if you look long enough, deep enough, far enough, and LOW enough, you can eventually STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION and find something to satisfy your opinionated prejudices.

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Male 4,680
Having read about the trix rabbit i have serious thoughts that the cookie crisp wolf is a complete ripoff of trix. Scheming mammals who always want cereal but never seem to get it because their plan is foiled at the last second.

I smell law-suits.

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Male 132
this kind of sucked, they were kind of on a stretch you know like that friend that tries to be funny and then after he says something all you can hear are the crickets, kinda like that. And also thats complete bullpoo about the WB frog, that frog has existed forever, at least since the 70s, do some drating research next time you are TRYING to be funny, idiots
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Male 410
this is bad... real real bad
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Male 85
These weren`t very good.
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Male 536
the frosties kid never killed himself, just most the population thought it might have been his best option.
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Male 4,246
This is some funny $hit. :-D

"Please, pardon his confusion. Perhaps he felt entitled to a bowl or two considering his fu*king name is TRIX RABBIT....WHAT WE LEARNED: Corporations are sadistic a$$holes.
If Trix are for kids, at least buy the guy a f*cking sandwich!"

HAAAAHAHAHAAA!!! :-D

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Male 1,072
Ok just looked at the article 2 words.

"Paranoid Much"

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Male 1,072
Just a fun fact you know the kid in the frosties advert.

"There gonna taste great, there gonna taste great"

He apparently commited suicide so they obviously werent that great :/

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Female 182
What would the rice crispies guys represent? or... crap, i`m all out of cereal people... okay, the lucky charms guy... Oh! how about that rooster on corn flakes?
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Male 73
woah... that makes a whole lotta sense.
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Male 342
Any suggestions for what the Lucky Charms leprechaun represents?
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Male 336
and dammit, it`s
"they`re grrrrreat!" the stretched R is in "great"

unless you`re dodging lawsuits, then it`s in "they`re"

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Male 336
toucan sam a british imperialist? tony a juicer? trix a third world beggar? doubtful
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Female 690
Except for sonny as an addict these don`t make much sense.
I agree with the article when it says the trix advertising campaign sucks.
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Female 2,695
cocoa puffs are damn good. the rest of those cereals can sex themselves.
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Male 2,216
They`re called Frosted Flakes in the US? Over here they`re called Frosties.
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Male 623
Most, most meaning all, don`t really have any basis. It`s just a lame stretched interpretation.
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Female 1,025
hahaha.

i hate tony the tiger..

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Male 39
They actually make sense if you think about it lol
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Female 1,596
Cocoa Puffs Bird...Nope he just loves to bounce around for no reason xD
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Male 42
...I like frosted flakes :-\

They`reeee great!

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Male 108
Link: Hateful Stereotypes Behind Lovable Cereal Mascots [Rate Link] - And you thought Tony was a good tiger.
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