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Old 07-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Interracial Cheerio's Commercial sparks controversy

I am sure many of you by have seen it. A Cheerio's commercial that features a black husband, a white wife, and their biracial daughter.



I was just curious on your guy's thoughts on this "controversy". Of course this is not the first interracial couple portrayed on TV but this seems to be one of the first ones to be portrayed so casually in a commercial. I wonder if this was a deliberate move by Cheerios and I am curious to know how their sales have been after this, because this commercial seems to be causing quite a stir.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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I really don't see what the big deal is?
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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I thought it was a pretty bold step by General Mills in an attempt to show a more realistic portrayal of America today. They refuse to pull the ad
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Good for them. As someone who is white, and has dated black guys before, I think it's a big step for a company to take, and a good one. Like I've mentioned before, the first guy I dated, he wanted to keep it a secret because of the whole "jungle fever" thing. It's a very sad thing that some people can't move on from that. We're all people, no matter skin color.
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Exactly. Every single one of us are human beings doesn't matter what color our damn skin is or what we like or what we do with our lives. We are all equal, we are all the same.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
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I hope Cheerio's sales haven't declined. I might just have to make a switch over from Capn' Crunch lol.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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Reminds me of the Amazon commercial with the gay couple.
It's companies realizing the change for good in America.
It's something that shouldn't be an issue anymore. More than half of my friends are biracial people. And they've dated outside their ethnicity/race. I guess it's just the environment we grew up in, we're comfortable with it.
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It's companies realizing the change for good in America.
It's something that shouldn't be an issue anymore. More than half of my friends are biracial people. And they've dated outside their ethnicity/race. I guess it's just the environment we grew up in, we're comfortable with it.
Yeah, I think it's the older generation that mostly has the problem with it.
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It's ridiculous to think people can't get over things as petty as colour. My Dad is white and my Mum is black, they've been together for 27 years and not once has anyone questioned me or them about it or acted as if it's wrong. Sounds like a bunch of bored and lonely housewives started the fuss up over this just because they all saw it on TV so they knew they could get attention. Controversial? Oh dear.
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