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Cheerios commercial?

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  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    Myradella3 wrote: »

    This is the kind of thing that tests my faith in human nature :(

    I thought it was a beautiful ad. I just don't get how people can harbor all that hate.

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    A-holes...

    I think the ad is cute.
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  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 937Registered Users
    Agree with both of you. This is my family exactly - except my daughter is older (and my husband looks younger :wink:) . I have a hard time reading comments on any website anymore because of the hateful, really disgusting stuff that is said incessantly about anything having to do with race, Obama, liberals - makes me feel less hopeful about the human race.

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  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    At least these are anonymous losers with nothing better to do than spew their bitter isht on a YouTube page. It's 1000 times worse when this same kind of stuff is spread openly by people in positions of power and authority.
    Virginia school board member Herb Degroft says there was nothing racist about those emails he forwarded showing bare-breasted African women with the caption, “Michelle Obama’s high school reunion.”

    Degroft says there was also nothing racist about the email he forwarded that claimed the First Lady was paid $50 to “model for National Geographic.”

    VA school board member could lose job over Michelle Obama e-mail - NBC12.com - Richmond, VA News

    This is just the latest in a series of disturbing incidents involving people who should know better - judges, politicians, party leaders etc. The Klan has really come out of the woodwork since Obama's election.
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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,486Registered Users
    I think that little girl is beyond precious and they're a beautiful family...shame on the haters!

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    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
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  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    Being in an interracial relationship, things like this sadden me. It only reminds you of all the stares you get,and the types of people that are around you. I think the commercial is cute.
  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    This is sad, sometimes I just can't believe there are still people who live on this planet that are so disgusting to other human beings.

    I read about the story on Hollywood Gossip and they said that the problem people had with the ad was because of the fact that the little girl was African American and the mother was white. They were not negative about the commercial, but I had to write in telling them that the little girl was bi racial not just black. She is equally a part of each parent not just one and by labeling her they were still being a bit ignorant. They then changed the wording in the article.

    I come from a very mixed family, there are many cultures and races represented and even different religions. I love being a part of a family that is so rich in culture and heritage.

    I'm mixed, and my husband and I are of different races, cultures and religions, we embrace each other and learn from each other.

    Recently on my trip to Dubai a man from Iran asked me if I was Spanish and I said no, he then asked me if I was Indian "or something"...and I said no I'm Canadian and he said but Canadian's are white.
    I was a little taken back by that but I told him that NO Canadian's are ALL colors just like American's and unless you are Native Indian you aren't native to the country, everyone else moved to Canada from other places at one point in time. I couldn't believe people still thought that way and I didn't bother telling him that that I'm mixed I was just ticked off.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I wonder if the comments would have reflected a different tone if the mother had been Black and the father, White.

    Oh well, it's only been 500 years. Give them some time. LOL

  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    This is sad, sometimes I just can't believe there are still people who live on this planet that are so disgusting to other human beings.

    I read about the story on Hollywood Gossip and they said that the problem people had with the ad was because of the fact that the little girl was African American and the mother was white. They were not negative about the commercial, but I had to write in telling them that the little girl was bi racial not just black. She is equally a part of each parent not just one and by labeling her they were still being a bit ignorant. They then changed the wording in the article.

    I come from a very mixed family, there are many cultures and races represented and even different religions. I love being a part of a family that is so rich in culture and heritage.

    I'm mixed, and my husband and I are of different races, cultures and religions, we embrace each other and learn from each other.

    Recently on my trip to Dubai a man from Iran asked me if I was Spanish and I said no, he then asked me if I was Indian "or something"...and I said no I'm Canadian and he said but Canadian's are white.
    I was a little taken back by that but I told him that NO Canadian's are ALL colors just like American's and unless you are Native Indian you aren't native to the country, everyone else moved to Canada from other places at one point in time. I couldn't believe people still thought that way and I didn't bother telling him that that I'm mixed I was just ticked off.
    A coworker here was also recently surprised that there are Blacks in Canada...
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur

    Recently on my trip to Dubai a man from Iran asked me if I was Spanish and I said no, he then asked me if I was Indian "or something"...and I said no I'm Canadian and he said but Canadian's are white.f.

    While in BC last week, we went into the Walmart in Squamish. We lost one of the girls we were with and another asked the greeter if she had seen a loud little South African. When we found her, we were leaving and my friend said to the greeter "This is the one we were looking for!" The greeter "But, but, uh....she's white?!?!" :lol:
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I just saw this ad this weekend for the first time and I was only thinking about how adorable she was and her hair. How could you (gy) think about anything else??
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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That looks like the family I grew up in. I wanted to see commercials like this as a child. In fact, I auditioned for a movie, and was passed over because "I don't look enough like the mother." There was no father in in it, so it shouldn't have made such a difference.

    Little did they know, my REAL mom has blonde hair, blue eyes, and is very fair.
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    Lawrence O'Donnell tweeted that he would be commenting on this during his MSNBC show ("The Last Word") so I made it a point to watch. I also e-mailed General Mills to express my appreciation for the commercial, and loaded up on Honey Nut Cheerios to back it up!

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    Cheerios ad with interracial family gets slams but also support

    The new Cheerios ad featuring an interracial couple and their daughter inspired an outpouring of comments online, ranging from the strongly supportive to racist mudslinging.

    While positive comments vastly outnumbered the negative nearly 10-to-1, the cereal company decided to shut down the comments section of its YouTube posting due to the ferocity of some of Internet haters.

    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discussed the topic in his Rewrite segment on Monday, describing the uglier comments as “the kind of racism you had every right to expect would be extinct in a country with a biracial president.”

    During the segment, the Last Word host ate a mouthful of Cheerios and re-aired the commercial in support of the ad.
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  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 937Registered Users
    yossarian wrote: »
    Lawrence O'Donnell tweeted that he would be commenting on this during his MSNBC show ("The Last Word") so I made it a point to watch. I also e-mailed General Mills to express my appreciation for the commercial, and loaded up on Honey Nut Cheerios to back it up!

    Contact Us
    Cheerios ad with interracial family gets slams but also support

    The new Cheerios ad featuring an interracial couple and their daughter inspired an outpouring of comments online, ranging from the strongly supportive to racist mudslinging.

    While positive comments vastly outnumbered the negative nearly 10-to-1, the cereal company decided to shut down the comments section of its YouTube posting due to the ferocity of some of Internet haters.

    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discussed the topic in his Rewrite segment on Monday, describing the uglier comments as “the kind of racism you had every right to expect would be extinct in a country with a biracial president.”

    During the segment, the Last Word host ate a mouthful of Cheerios and re-aired the commercial in support of the ad.

    Just one more reason for me to love Lawrence O'Donnell.

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  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    asugirl wrote: »
    Cheerios ad with interracial family gets slams but also support

    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discussed the topic in his Rewrite segment on Monday, describing the uglier comments as “the kind of racism you had every right to expect would be extinct in a country with a biracial president.”

    During the segment, the Last Word host ate a mouthful of Cheerios and re-aired the commercial in support of the ad.

    Just one more reason for me to love Lawrence O'Donnell.[/QUOTE]

    I'm a Schultz chick myself, but Larry's good too. He's dating Tamron Hall, which is probably why he's particularly angry about this.
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    I don't usually eat Cheerios. However, the little girl in the commercial is too precious. The ugly racist comments on the web are reason#2340 why I often detest humanity.



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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    I did notice that the little girl was biracial, almost immediately. The entire time I was thinking "show the dad, show the dad, show the dad" then when I saw the dad was the guy from New York Undercover I was even more pleasantly surprised.

    I like the commercial. Cheerios is the only cereal I eat anyway other than Shredded Wheat (only 1 gram of sugar), but I don't eat much cold cereal. I did, however, buy a box this weekend.

    I know. Sucker for marketing!

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  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 937Registered Users
    [QUOTE=yossarian;2176763
    Cheerios ad with interracial family gets slams but also support

    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discussed the topic in his Rewrite segment on Monday, describing the uglier comments as “the kind of racism you had every right to expect would be extinct in a country with a biracial president.”

    During the segment, the Last Word host ate a mouthful of Cheerios and re-aired the commercial in support of the ad.
    asugirl wrote: »
    Just one more reason for me to love Lawrence O'Donnell.

    [/QUOTE] I'm a Schultz chick myself, but Larry's good too. He's dating Tamron Hall, which is probably why he's particularly angry about this.[/QUOTE]

    Ok, now I thought he heard him say something about a wife in the last year but now I see you are right! I love Tamron! Good for them. I like both Ed and Larry, each in their own way.

    And for the cutie-pie girl in the commercial, my own cutie-pie girl, and my cutie-pie president, all the folks who can't handle beautiful mixed-race kids of all ages can go to hell.

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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I wonder if the comments would have reflected a different tone if the mother had been Black and the father, White.

    Oh well, it's only been 500 years. Give them some time. LOL

    They've had enough time.

    People need to just explode and be GONE!

    Not really. There are just a whole sh*t load of idiots in this world.

    I thought this commercial was very cute. I like commercials like this. REAL commercials.

    Like the Kindle commercial with the woman AND man waiting on their husbands to bring them drinks.

    Love it!!

    Let the less evolved revolt. Who cares? They're left over garbage!
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  • juicyfruitjuicyfruit Posts: 751Registered Users
    I'm waiting for the day when this isn't a big deal.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    yossarian wrote: »
    At least these are anonymous losers with nothing better to do than spew their bitter isht on a YouTube page. It's 1000 times worse when this same kind of stuff is spread openly by people in positions of power and authority.
    Virginia school board member Herb Degroft says there was nothing racist about those emails he forwarded showing bare-breasted African women with the caption, “Michelle Obama’s high school reunion.”

    Degroft says there was also nothing racist about the email he forwarded that claimed the First Lady was paid $50 to “model for National Geographic.”

    VA school board member could lose job over Michelle Obama e-mail - NBC12.com - Richmond, VA News

    This is just the latest in a series of disturbing incidents involving people who should know better - judges, politicians, party leaders etc. The Klan has really come out of the woodwork since Obama's election.

    Very true. Not to trivialize, but I was not surprised by the comments in the slightest. I enjoy watching videos on YT, but have no idea why people even bother enabling the comments. I swear it is the breeding ground for trolls. It's where they hatch, and develop. You can find people attempting to start word wars about race, sexual orientation, religion, etc. under a video on how to care for a potted plant. It's ridiculous. I know that some ignorant a-holes out there actually have those views, but I believe most of what is said on YT is just done to get a reaction.

    It is a very sweet family add.
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  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Posts: 2,904Registered Users
    I love the sweet innocence of the little girl and the dad's reaction.
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  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    I love it by the way :-)
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users

    That was awesome!

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    I ♥♡ it

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  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users

    Recently on my trip to Dubai a man from Iran asked me if I was Spanish and I said no, he then asked me if I was Indian "or something"...and I said no I'm Canadian and he said but Canadian's are white.f.

    While in BC last week, we went into the Walmart in Squamish. We lost one of the girls we were with and another asked the greeter if she had seen a loud little South African. When we found her, we were leaving and my friend said to the greeter "This is the one we were looking for!" The greeter "But, but, uh....she's white?!?!" :lol:

    People are sooo clueless! I guess not everyone is cultured or intelligent but it's pretty sad. I'm Canadian so I wasn't going to bother sitting down with that moron and telling him that my grandmother is white and my grandfather is Spanish and my other grandparents are Indian and on and on....so I'm mixed with a bunch of things and I love it but I'm still Canadian born and raised.

    That greeter and my guy from Iran should get together and read a book every once in a while.
  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    This is sad, sometimes I just can't believe there are still people who live on this planet that are so disgusting to other human beings.

    I read about the story on Hollywood Gossip and they said that the problem people had with the ad was because of the fact that the little girl was African American and the mother was white. They were not negative about the commercial, but I had to write in telling them that the little girl was bi racial not just black. She is equally a part of each parent not just one and by labeling her they were still being a bit ignorant. They then changed the wording in the article.

    I come from a very mixed family, there are many cultures and races represented and even different religions. I love being a part of a family that is so rich in culture and heritage.

    I'm mixed, and my husband and I are of different races, cultures and religions, we embrace each other and learn from each other.

    Recently on my trip to Dubai a man from Iran asked me if I was Spanish and I said no, he then asked me if I was Indian "or something"...and I said no I'm Canadian and he said but Canadian's are white.
    I was a little taken back by that but I told him that NO Canadian's are ALL colors just like American's and unless you are Native Indian you aren't native to the country, everyone else moved to Canada from other places at one point in time. I couldn't believe people still thought that way and I didn't bother telling him that that I'm mixed I was just ticked off.
    A coworker here was also recently surprised that there are Blacks in Canada...

    Your coworker needs to get out more...
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    You guys should check this out:

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    This is so touching, and a perfect response to the haters. What beautiful families.
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