Friday, June 14, 2013

Cheerios Parody

This video was made in response to the ignorant people out there who criticized the latest Cheerios commercial because it dared show an interracial couple. You know, because it is 1950 or something.

18 comments:

Amartel said...

Cheerios got a lot of publicity out of the racist hater rants. It's not like interracial couples are some wild new development, never before seen on TV. Makes me wonder about the authenticity of the hater rants. Real or manufactured?

Anna Nonymous said...

oh they're not manufactured, I wish they were. You can usually go on any small minded comment section, like tmz, and any topic with black people in it will get racist, ugly comments.

RowdyRodimus said...

At least it's not a home alarm system ad where the only people who break into houses are white men or McDonalds that only allow black men with white women to eat their food. What? I'm just going by the commercials.

yodelay said...

People are the worst. Did you see the story about the boy singing the National Anthem beautifully only to get trolled on twitter because he was wearing his mariachi suit? He is a mariachi singer! That's like trolling a rapper for wearing jeans.

MadamChef said...

Very, very real. I live in a city that is considered very multicultural. A local company aired a commercial featuring a (real life) interracial couple very briefly, like "we love our car" kind of thing, and holy shit, you would have thought they said "we want to kidnap all the babies." The shitty thing was the hate was from both sides. Black people were mad that the black guy was with a white woman, white people were made that the woman abandoned her race or some shit like that. Ignorant people suck.

Did I just send out the bat call to 888 and just curious? LOL

Sugar said...

Haha, MadamChef. 888 and justcurious are on their way over now! This is their favorite thing!

Cee Kay said...

That was awesome. People do suck, and I usually like to know everything but I'm grateful that I will never understand hatred.

Spike Gomes said...

I'm mixed race myself (going back four generations at this point). The only thing that annoys me more than dumbasses saying my existence is somehow biologically and morally impossible is people who use my existence and my parents and grandparents personal choices as stage on which they can congratulate themselves on how "open-minded" they are.

Fuck you, I didn't get to choose my background, and my parents choices are based on personal feelings, and not some fucking moral totem that people can be all "feel-good" about when they shit on rednecks. It's fucking patronizing and dehumanizing that people have to be "I accept your existence, and your existence is a sign of how far we've come!" as much as "Why didn't your parents keep with their own kind." That both sides need to remark on it just pisses me off so badly. Fight your culture wars elsewhere and keep me and mine out of it!

__-__=__ said...

Remember when the guy in Maryland was arrested and the found he was responsible for race based hate posts on several sights? It's hopefully less people than in the past. And they know they have to hide now. It's getting better.

Remember, some people have no emotion other than hate, fear and frustration. Their minds cannot process anything else. They are the minority.

Meli said...

One of my college roomates was in a semi-interracial relationship. She was white/Mexican and he was AA/Mexican. They got a lot of attention when they went out together. The funniest was when a group of African American girls told them off and said racial slurs to them. They responded with "what are you are talking about? We're Mexicans". It always threw people off haha.

Personally, I don't get the hate. Most people are a mix of something or other. Not to mention biracial people are some of the most beautiful people.
Exhibit A: Sheemar Moore (swoon!)

Meli said...

One of my college roomates was in a semi-interracial relationship. She was white/Mexican and he was AA/Mexican. They got a lot of attention when they went out together. The funniest was when a group of African American girls told them off and said racial slurs to them. They responded with "what are you are talking about? We're Mexicans". It always threw people off haha.

Personally, I don't get the hate. Most people are a mix of something or other. Not to mention biracial people are some of the most beautiful people.
Exhibit A: Sheemar Moore (swoon!)

SeƱior Seamhead said...

+1

888 said...

Here I am! Good to know y'all miss me when I'm not around. Anyways, I personally don't care what people choose to do but if you choose to be a race traitor and destroy your heritage then you might get some flack for it. Nobody has to validate your (piss poor) life decisions and pretend that your mud race kids are cute because they aren't.

Also, it doesn't seem like racism is lessening, probably because people are sick of hearing how fantastic and enriching "diversity" is, especially because the reality doesn't look anything like the cute little multicultural family in the commercial. It's more like La Raza, MS-13 and the UK beheading, in addition to our homegrown shiftless, violent blacks. However, it'll almost be worth the certain misery, violence and horror that multiculturalism will bring, because the diversity fanatics will be "culturally enriched" along with everyone else. I'm sure the hostile minority will stop raping/robbing and murdering you when you tell them how notracist you are and how you defended them on the internet!

PS don't come begging us evil racists to save you because we won't. Traitors die a traitor's death and it's no less than they deserve.

Sherry said...

Loved the ending of that!!! Excellent. Makes me wanna get some Cheerios.

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Sandy said...

OMG, this is truly actually happening over this commercial? OMG, what the hell am I saying - that little Hispanic-American boy (born in this country, father served in the US military0 was jeered at by idiot tweeting racists for "daring" to sing the national anthem at a baseball game - in his own country!

Yeah, it's 2013, but it might as well be 1952 in the deep South. I wonder how people such as Rashida Jones, Derek Jeter, Halle Berry, Dwayne Johnson, Cameron Diaz, etc. ad infinitum feel when they read crap like this (not to mention the millions of other mixed race/mixed ethnicity people in this country).

Trashaddict said...

Very true, Spike. It's important to know where you are on the racism continuum. I am happy to be at the point of having positive relationships with a diverse group of people but I realize I still have to get past the point of congratulating myself for it. So at least I'm a minor asshole with some insight instead of a major asshole with no clue....Might get to something acceptable in the next 3 generations or so-

April Walsh said...

I was shocked at the commercial getting such hate until I realized youtube was the place it was getting the hate from. I mean, yeah, it sucks that there are people that ridiculously racist and hateful. But this is youtube we're talking about. Go into any video on youtube and you will find page after page of hateful and belittling or absolute batshit irrational comments. Even ones with kittens. Nothing is sacred! I almost always avoid reading the comments on high-view-count videos. Because that's where the crazies like to come and play (And the trolls. Some people just spout screwed up nonsense just to watch the fallout).

Very cute commercial, though, and I'd like to think most of the comments were complimentary before the crazies and trolls zeroed in on it.