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47 Responses to Cheerios Commercial Causes Racial Sparks

  1. Profile photo of maggierose78
    maggierose78 Female 18-29
    688 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    Link: Cheerios Commercial Causes Racial Sparks - Some people will be jerks no matter what
  2. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm
    Oh noes! And we thought when we outlawed miscegenation back in the 50s to keep our race pure that that would settle things! Oh my, what terrible times have befallen us and our master race.

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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    One of the cutest, sweetest commercials ever! Unfortunately, it`s bringing out the worst in this nation`s racist A-holes, both black and white. Yes, that`s right...black people can be racists, too.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    Bored people need to get a life. Is interracial couples still taboo?
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    Negron9808 Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    What the hell is so racist about this?
  6. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    Holy s.hit. This is the commercial? I never saw anything racial about this when I saw it on TV.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    I am so confused.
  8. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    Looks like this is missing the context. It`s basically a bunch of the usual racist idiots in the youtube comments. Story
  9. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    Is interracial couples still taboo?

    oh, thought the issue was cause it was suggesting black people had heart problems.
  10. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    skypirate-"thought the issue was cause it was suggesting black people had heart problems."

    Typically, Facts are not racial. It`s a statistical fact that blacks, on average, have a higher incidence of heart disease as they age.

    That being said, there`s absolutely nothing racial about this commercial. Adorable girl, good looking mother and father.

    Frankly, I`d have more grounds on being upset that they portrayed the Male as lazy. (They didn`t really, but that is more easily inferred that `racist`.)
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    What is supposed to be so racist about this commercial? Did I miss something?
  12. Profile photo of TeChNo_RaVe
    TeChNo_RaVe Female 18-29
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    June 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    I heard about this a couple days ago. I don`t get why interracial marriage is still an issue. We are all human, no matter what color our skin is.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    No one is saying the commercial is racist. Quite the opposite. Racists don`t like this commercial because it shows an interracial couple. Apparently racists are mad that General Mills isn`t racist enough.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    They go to them because you treated them like crap back in the day. Naturally, they didn`t, therefore the connection between you=white non-nice individual and them="just always sooo nice to me" was firmly established.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    June 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    LandoGriffin,
    That`s right! You should see some of the comments posted on Youtube here, where a black guy posts the commercial along with his commentary on the racist fallout against it. It`s astonishing how close-minded some people still are, especially when they probably then turn around and spout Love, Peace and Jesus!
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    Bravosmith Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    I`m with you Pink... I don`t see the problem.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    It would be racial if the white girl was really tubby and the dad was wearing a do rag and had a grill.
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    Pink...it`s not the commercial that was racist...it was the comments that people left on Youtube.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    the problem is:
    we had to wtach a commercial to see a commercial
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    i haven`t even seen this commercial...

    ...fake outrage for publicity?
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    It`s one thing to include a bi-racial couple . I am all for it, freedom is freedom. But what Cheerios did here was make the ENTIRE commercial about the bi-racial couple.

    Show daughter first, White mom second, Black father third.

    See how that works?


    on a side note.

    i`m wondering if people are crying racism because he was asleep on the couch when he was supposed to be eating breakfast.. but that`s just me
  22. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    Nerd_Rage

    "Cheerios did here was make the ENTIRE commercial about the bi-racial couple."

    Not sure what you mean. I`ve seen the commercial a half dozen times on TV and I never even noticed it was a bi-racial couple until I re-watched it on here. Cute American family with a cute American girl. That`s all.

    The commercial was about a little girl misunderstanding how cheerios works and wanting her daddy to be healthy. I don`t see how you could see it any other way.
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    TheLargeOne Male 30-39
    103 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    I`m white and my wife is black. Big drating deal...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    You guys missed the whole point.
    They`re not married!

    THEY`RE LIVING IN SIN!
  25. Profile photo of The_Gent
    The_Gent Male 18-29
    120 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    People are just stupid. It`s a cereal commercial. GTF over it. Who cares what race people are it`s a damn cheerios commercials. If the couple was asian/white or hispanic/white no one would look twice. But becuase he`s black big uproar.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    All I saw was the same commercial twice. What`s the problem? Do blacks have high cholesterol or heart trouble?
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm
    o people, get over it for poo sakes its not 1952 jesus
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    All I see here is a kid that is concerned for her dad. Does it matter what color any of the actors are?
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    June 4, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    So, who was objecting, the KKK because a black man had a kid with a white woman?
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    PTPete Female 30-39
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    June 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    The anonymity of the internet allows people to unleash their most secret hatreds, I suppose. How sad to think so many folks are living with that kind of negativity seething in their hearts & minds. Can`t be pleasant.
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    h2oxy Male 18-29
    307 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    @bacon_pie Yah, they do. Those descended from slaves anyways.
  32. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32794 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm
    @bacon_pie: There was a subtle change in the conversation between the Mom and Kid...

    @thatjimguy: I think you`ve got it right: "fake outrage" to generate free publicity.
  33. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    June 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    This is a non-issue.
  34. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    June 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm
    I don`t get it? an advert about a normal, everyday family- is the USA actually still having issues with that- I cannot believe it - unless possibly you are pat Robertson.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm
    Rather fake ginned up outrage to get publicity. Also, Cheerios *probably* used an interracial couple so their commercial would get more traction. If so, they were correct.
  36. Profile photo of Andrew155
    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2013 at 11:56 pm
    madduck, we have a Black president.

    You may return to your ivory tower of whitesville, now.
  37. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    June 5, 2013 at 3:42 am
    The ad in front was too long so I didn`t bother
  38. Profile photo of Wendypants
    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    June 5, 2013 at 5:30 am
    My uncle (white) married a black woman... I remember my mom trying to convince him that it wasn`t worth the trouble to get married....
    I had hoped that people had gotten over stupid poo like this.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6163 posts
    June 5, 2013 at 5:34 am
    onoffonoffon-"It would be racial if the white girl was really tubby and the dad was wearing a do rag and had a grill."

    So basically every couple I see in Dollar General is racial?

    Whodathunkit?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 5, 2013 at 7:56 am
    Getting rid of an Ad because of youtube comments. Ummmmm bad news guys if we`re going to do that with everything there`s going to be nothing left!
  41. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    June 5, 2013 at 9:10 am
    so why are people freaking out over this? Oh, right...their stupid.
  42. Profile photo of Dover78
    Dover78 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2013 at 10:00 am
    I am so proud of myself. I`ve seen this commercial a dozen times and never noticed that the parents were an inter-racial couple. Guess I`m not a racist...
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    Xprez Male 30-39
    676 posts
    June 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    Am originally from a small town in Texas, went to an all white school (wasn`t a choice) but I will be damned if I see anything wrong or strange about this. Not understanding the negativity over this. Is this not a snapshot of a part of the U.S.? They should never take this commercial down over idiotic insecurity.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    So Cheerios hired some people to make this an issue and spread it all over the internet? I suspect it cause I just watched it twice for no reason once so ever, on that note why was it played twice?
  45. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2013 at 5:35 am
    sorry what`s wrong with this ad?
  46. Profile photo of gargaflute
    gargaflute Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2013 at 7:14 am
    @YugureKage
    *they`re stupid*
  47. Profile photo of AvatarJohn
    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2013 at 7:23 am
    This commercial is so frickin` cute, I can`t get over it. I loved it! :D

    I`m wondering if some people just made up a notion of people having a problem with it because they just assumed (wrongly) that someone ELSE might have a problem with it.

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