questionsdo you think this cheerios ad is wrong?

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What's wrong is people making a big thing about it. America is seriously filled with the most uptight, backwards, ignorant group of people in the free world.

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I am going to go to the grocery store, and buy a bunch of boxes of Cheerios, and give them to the local food bank. Cheerios are nearly perfect as entertainment/food for toddlers.

Good for General Mills. Boo on hateful sad people.

Little girl is cute, too.

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It is a nice AD with good sentiments and I don't see anything controversial about it other than the belief that a breakfast cereal can save your life.

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@ohcheri: Unfortunately it's not just America. I made a lot of friends in Europe and you wouldn't believe some of the views held by "mainstream" Europeans. But they're awfully quick to tell you there's no racism there.They just have a different definition that they're working off of. Or they're being willfully blind about things. I haven't decided which one it is yet.

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@zuiquan: Someday all the hatred that has been passed down through the generations will end. Sadly this will probably not happen in my lifetime.

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I actually saw this commericial and didn't even notice. I just thought it was funny :/

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@ohcheri: haven't you heard, Miss Lingere? Murica is the land of DAH FREE and the home of the SUPER SIZE liter cola! Ain't nobody got time to be rational here!

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How is this even controversial? Is this 1950s Alabama?

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Seems like a normal family to me. Is this really a first? That's sad, if so.

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Oh good grief, really? Someone had to explain what the problem was to me. Why on earth would anyone disapprove of that?

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Honestly, I couldn't care less of who the actors are.

I have to admit though that I was surprised by Amazon's recent Kindle commercial sporting a gay couple. I wasn't at all offended, I just didn't expect it.

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Being racist on the Internet is an "edgy" thing that some silly people think is cool. And the article makes reference to the video's YouTube comments... really, I can't say I'm surprised.

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My applause to Cheerios for the commercial. It's not too often that you see an mixed race family in commercials, etc. But the kids always turn out super cute! My wife is 100% Japanese, and I'm a very white ginger. Oh man, our kids are gonna be cute! :)

People say dumb things on the internet just to be dumb. Dumbers gonna dumb.

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I did not notice until I read it here.

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I down voteed this question only because of the reference to Chick-Fil-A. You don't like Ckick-Fil-A? Fine. Don't eat there. I'm sick of people taking every opportunity to bash it, though.

It's funny how people want you to be tolerant of different cultures, beliefs, etc. so long as it's consistent with what THEY believe. Otherwise, you're just an evil, hateful person.

As for the Cheerios commercial, what I care about is the message of the commercial and not who's in it.

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@jazzsinger: "It's funny how people want you to be tolerant of different cultures, beliefs, etc. so long as it's consistent with what THEY believe. Otherwise, you're just an evil, hateful person."

Perhaps the most true statement I've ever read.

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I watched the ad before reading any of the text around it and kept waiting for the "taboo" part. When the little girl left the kitchen, I expected her to walk into another room or go out to the front steps where something controversial would be revealed. When I saw she put the Cheerios over her dad's heart, I teared up a little. I never once noticed the mom was white and the dad was black. Maybe becuase they weren't shown together. Maybe because I just woke up. Maybe because I'm open to interracial couples. Maybe because it shouldn't be viewed as a big deal anymore. When two people are attracted to each other, it doesn't matter what color they are.

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I thought that this was a really cute commercial. Who cares what races the family is comprised of?

But I'm not sure why I'm surprised. A few years back when I worked for Sears, an older lady called customer support to complain about a recent ad that had a picture of a black man and white woman sitting on a bed together. That's all they were doing. Sitting. She wasn't offended by the fact that two people were within arm's reach on a bed, but the fact that they were a mixed race couple. And from what I heard from the CSA who took the call, she was about as scandalized as if Sears had begun running ads for S&M bondage gear in kindergarden classrooms.

Because two people who happened to have different skin tones were sitting on a mattress.

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It instantly made me think how hard it was going to be for the parents to clean the cheerios out of the couch. I remember as a kid, I always got stuck cleaning up the couch and de-cheerio'ing it after my little sisters had their snack time on it. Geez that took forever...

Also, the kid was cute and I chuckled at the dad waking up to a shirt covered in cheerios. It made me wonder how I would react if my kid (once she's born) did something like that.

That said, @jazzsinger: Same here, I down voted because discussion about the controversy (And really, what wierdo would find it controversial? Cute kid does silly, cute kid thing; that's the story right?) over the ad doesn't need to include a sideways, un-clever slam at Chik-fil-a or the people who eat there. If you want to start up a thread bashing Chik-fil-a for whatever your own prejudices are, then by all means do it; but don't try to sneak it in as a supposed throwaway line.

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please do not take @bluejester's advice and start that thread. it means extra work for me.

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@pemberducky: blushes sorry...wasn't meant to be taken literally. Yes, please do not create a thread like that, I was just in jest. I don't want pemberducky having a massive headache because of me.(sorry...)

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The bash against Chik-Fil-A is not racist, but it's in the same vein. Your ignorance about a group of people is driving your hatred.

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Just my opinion, I don't see anything wrong w/ this ad.

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I see nothing wrong with this ad in fact I like it better than the couple at the table and then the baby. People need to get a life! This is normal now days to have interracial couples. These people who are against it get real and worry about something that really matters!!!! In fact I never thought twice about it until these people that don't have lives made such a big deal about it.

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Come on people really? There is nothing wrong with this ad. I don't understand when carls jr has a very sexual oriented commercial with half naked ladies eating a burger but nobody has anything to say about this??? children watch tv and I would rather my children watch and innocent cheerios commercial than an almost R rated burger commercial. People are so ignorant today, nothing wrong with interracial families. What about people who cannot have children and adopt another race?? I hope cheerios keeps this commercial on forever and all you stupid people that have a problem with it focus on the next carl jr's commercials and have them removed!!