I did my part this morning in supporting Cheerios. It’s been a while since I have bought breakfast cereal, and remembered why when I went to make myself a bowl this morning – interruptions. But I am glad to support a company that embraces diversity. Who knew that a interracial couple was still so taboo?
I love this commercial and am saddened by the story it has created. If you watch this video on YouTube you may notice you can not comment on it, on just how cute it is. Why? Because of racism. The racists doubled-down on Cheerios for including this family, you know, like the one of our president, in one of their commercials. Below the video on YouTube it reads, “Comments are disabled for this video.” Sad. But watch here, enjoy this adorable commercial. And Kudos to Cheerios for not backing down to the bigots. Click here to send your own note of thanks for not backing down to hate.
Cheerios was unfazed by the racist Internet backlash. “Consumers have responded positively to our new Cheerios ad. At Cheerios, we know there are many kinds of families and we celebrate them all,” Camille Gibson, Cheerios vice president of marketing, told Gawker.
And, the haters don’t like Cheerios either. But not for the reasons of these racists, for some other non-sense. I can’t help but feel that if they could get away with being publicly racist, they would.
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