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Date: 08/25/10 12:04 PM

77 Responses to Why You So Racist, Life Cereal? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Link: Why You So Racist, Life Cereal? - Really Life Cereal? Brown sugar?
  2. Profile photo of Luke139
    Luke139 Male 13-17
    116 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    i Lol`d
  3. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
    536 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    LOL, I`ve seen the cinnamon Life, but the box I saw had a black dad and daughter on it. Right next to it was the regular flavor in the white box with white children on it. This is what happens when you let the graphic designers have free reign!
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9183 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    Damn you Mick Jagger and your song about brown sugar.
  5. Profile photo of Sidragasum
    Sidragasum Male 18-29
    169 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    It`s only racist if you think like a racist.
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    lmao
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    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    @Sidragasum "It`s only racist if you think like a racist."

    No it is racist...but every person has a racist side and those who don`t admit it are just scared of being judged by other ppl!
  8. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Hey I love me some brown sugar every now and again ;)
  9. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    In defense of the box designers, its more appealing to the eye to stick with a single color scheme... Having black children on a lighter box, surrounded by light colors, just looks tacky... Its not racist, its good marketing...
  10. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2354 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    So. .white people taste like Cinnamon? I`ll keep that in mind if I ever have to resort to cannibalism.
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    Simcoe Male 30-39
    126 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    I wonder if they`ll next come out with a ginger flavoured one!
  12. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    XD
  13. Profile photo of ForAllThSin
    ForAllThSin Male 18-29
    273 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    before you all start actually believing anything fancylad posts.

    you can buy each flavor of life cereal with different pictures on them.

    so you can get the brown sugar one with the white kids, with the black dad and kid, and the rest.

    try again fancylad
  14. Profile photo of msimmons
    msimmons Male 18-29
    244 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    @ForAllThSin

    Wow, really?
    Whoosh.
  15. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    When are you going to learn what the word `racist` means? Open a dictionary once in a while. This is how ignorance is bred.
  16. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
    975 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Damn ForAllThSin you sure know a lot about cereal boxes...
  17. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    Meanwhile, your Cheerios is very very sad and lonely...


  18. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Good marketing
  19. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    So they had a brown background on a box for brown sugar, and decided to go with a complimentary color scheme. That`s racist how? I mean, if it said "whites only" I would understand the racism.
  20. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    It appears some people on this thread don`t understand the concept of a "joke".
  21. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    this is super racist! burn every box now! aaarggh i feel offended!
  22. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Wow, just wow!
  23. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Is it just me or do some ads seem to slow down I-A-B to the point that it takes 30 seconds to go from one link to the next?

    I`m not having this problem anywhere else, but the status bar always seems to stop while loading "googleads.com" or something.
  24. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    "No it is racist...but every person has a racist side and those who don`t admit it are just scared of being judged by other ppl!"

    Not true. The box design is not racist at all. If you over think everything, almost anything can be twisted and turned into something it was not meant to be. And this eccentric thought process is what the US have been doing for years now, leading to child over safety, overly political correctness and bastardization of language.

    I think the world needs to be a lot less PC and a whole lot more straight forward.

    I`m not racist, but I do make racist jokes around my also non-racist friends who in turn laugh at them. I get angry at racism, homophobia and religious intolerance (esp. Catholics VS Gays and Lesbians). Point is, because something looks racist to you doesn`t mean it is racist....
  25. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    "And this eccentric thought process is what the US have been doing for years now, leading to child over safety, overly political correctness and bastardization of language.

    I think the world needs to be a lot less PC and a whole lot more straight forward. "

    Seriously, if I had a dime for every time I`ve said these exact statements in conversation, I`d be a very rich man... Society has just become way too sensitive and way too paranoid.

    The world hasn`t gotten worse, people... Society`s perception of it has. There are no more pedophiles and racists out there than there were 50 years ago. Only NOW, thanks to the media drawing attention to them, we`ve become scared and overly sensitive little sheep.

    My mother used to tell me about the days when she was a kid, having run of the town until the street lights came on. Today, parents are afraid to let their kids out of the houses, let alone their neighborhoods.
  26. Profile photo of breadman
    breadman Male 18-29
    41 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    I hate to kill this, but isn`t cinnamon also brown? Or am I missing the point?
  27. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    <cont from last post>

    And its not because the world is any less safe... Its because people THINK it is... If we went back to the old mindsets that we as a society had during the 40s and 50s, the world would be a better place. Its this overprotection of children and fear of whats out there that is breeding a society of lazy children who as soon grow up to be weak and lazy members of the work force... I`m not saying it would be a perfect world, but it would FEEL a lot better.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    I wonder what the Quaker life Orange will have
  29. Profile photo of imx36degrees
    imx36degrees Female 18-29
    62 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    So... if a bag of corn pops has 2 white children on it, is that still racist? I don`t think people see it that way.

    ...why is it that it`s ONLY racism if it has to do with blacks? How come if I say "it was a black girl/boy" it`s racist but if a black person says "it was that white girl" it`s just describing color?
  30. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    The fad of comparing everything that has to do with a Black person is racist is starting to remind me of the current phobia of Muslims which ALSo reminds me of the 50`s commy phobias
  31. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    imx36degrees, one word: connotations.
  32. Profile photo of Pingas
    Pingas Male 13-17
    312 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    Kentucky Fried Chicken
  33. Profile photo of BigPappa
    BigPappa Male 40-49
    163 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    If they replaced the quaker with Uncle Ben or Aunt Jemimah, THAT would be racist, oh and change the slogan from "Mikey likes it" to "Wooo boy, dem
    Surreels sure be tastin` good".
  34. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    This simply is a question of color. They didn`t want too much contrast so they used darker skinned people on the darker box and lighter skinned people on the lighter box.
  35. Profile photo of doug1963aaa
    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
    347 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Laughing at BigPappa!
  36. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Well, if Life Cereal were really racists, they`d have little Spanish children on the Cinnamon box. The plain flavour would be white kids. O_o
  37. Profile photo of Ranakamarth
    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
    294 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    My sister sent me a picture message of this half a year ago. I think it is cool that that is just now showing up
  38. Profile photo of polar_bear
    polar_bear Male 18-29
    89 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    not a good one..
  39. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    Shouldn`t she be hugging an American Indian on the cinnamon box?
  40. Profile photo of PeproniPizza
    PeproniPizza Male 13-17
    687 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    f`kin saved.
  41. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    Segregated cereal, what`s next, Jim Crow Coffee?
  42. Profile photo of Mechi
    Mechi Male 18-29
    133 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    cinnamons brown lol. fail XD
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    Northernwolf
    304 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    Damn you Quaker Oats guy!
  44. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
    627 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    cinnamon is also brown.
  45. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
    627 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    And Quakers are accepting people.
  46. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    Why? Not even racist in the slightest........
    Except to white people.......
    Because cinnamon is brown.
  47. Profile photo of Seak
    Seak Male 18-29
    1505 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    Life is good.
  48. Profile photo of teampink27
    teampink27 Female 18-29
    533 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    so if there`s always white kids on brands people think it`s considered racist and then when there finally is diversity it`s still considered racist? no one can ever win
  49. Profile photo of dognesss_666
    dognesss_666 Male 18-29
    103 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 1:41 am
    hahaha racism...
  50. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2750 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 2:08 am
    it`s funny cuz it`s racist
  51. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
    956 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 3:22 am
    brown sugar is actually even lighter in tone compared to cinnamon.
  52. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 4:14 am
    This is SO racist, relating cinnamon to white kids, what were they thinking??!!!
  53. Profile photo of CapnCaveman
    CapnCaveman Male 18-29
    11 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 4:55 am
    They should have put some Ginger kids on the Cinnamon Life.
  54. Profile photo of binarystarr
    binarystarr Male 30-39
    479 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 4:58 am
    even the quaker guy is darker.
  55. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 6:13 am
    How is it racist? Are you suggesting people of colour can never appear on product packaging unless there is a race agenda? Maybe those kids were chosen because they were cute with no consideration positive or negative given to their race.
  56. Profile photo of IamBored29
    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 6:18 am
    Wow, we all know its not acutally racist. Its meant to be funny. Laugh or move along, we dont need a speech about "real racism" or "Why is this racist" rants.
  57. Profile photo of HI-haole
    HI-haole Male 18-29
    576 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 6:26 am
    Walmart prices are pretty good. haha
  58. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 6:56 am
    Good ole Brown Sugar.
  59. Profile photo of culberto
    culberto Male 18-29
    70 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 7:32 am
    I don`t think the mention of brown sugar is racist, but it is a little sinister to see the high calorie cereal apparently marketed towards black people.
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    mogman45 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 7:55 am
    thats a giant spoon
  61. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 9:37 am
    i`m surprised they used raspberries instead of blackberries. might as well go all out.
  62. Profile photo of ChainsawNbud
    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
    744 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 9:37 am
    I see subliminal messages in the blueberries and raspberries too.
  63. Profile photo of imyownpeople
    imyownpeople Female 18-29
    163 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    This somehow reminds me of M. Knight Shyamalan.
  64. Profile photo of VAJENGA
    VAJENGA Male 30-39
    532 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    (Crocodile Dundee voice) THAT`S NOT RACIST!...


    NOW THATS RACIST!!!
  65. Profile photo of Wtfidklol
    Wtfidklol Male 13-17
    193 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    LOLTHISISTOTALLYANEXAMPLEOFRACISMLOL
  66. Profile photo of Jui37
    Jui37 Female 18-29
    463 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    Wow racism
  67. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
    535 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    So white people are cinnamon. It all makes sense now!
  68. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    August 27, 2010 at 9:55 am
    My manager`s drag name is Brown Sugar. He`s awesome. :D
  69. Profile photo of TIMESWORDSMN
    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
    304 posts
    August 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    I like brown sugar, It`s good in tea or on oatmeal.
  70. Profile photo of TIMESWORDSMN
    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
    304 posts
    August 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    Cinnamon is also good on oatmeal, But not in all kinds of tea.
  71. Profile photo of Shortone0726
    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
    1244 posts
    August 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    I didn`t know life had maple and brown sugar!
  72. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    August 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    Cinnamon is also brown..?
  73. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    Is it just me or do some ads seem to slow down I-A-B to the point that it takes 30 seconds to go from one link to the next?

    I`m not having this problem anywhere else, but the status bar always seems to stop while loading "googleads.com" or something.
  74. Profile photo of Xerasia
    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    August 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    truth in advertising--about time!
  75. Profile photo of fishgul69
    fishgul69 Female 18-29
    914 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    damn.
  76. Profile photo of Sohltofangy
    Sohltofangy Male 18-29
    103 posts
    October 8, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Cinnamon is brown too.
    :(

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