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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! It's always great to see variety in TV commercials. People always love to see something different so Cheerios stepped up to the plate and made something different. They introduced an interracial family commercial. Interracial families are relatively normal in the world today but it's not something that has been done a lot on TV commercials. So this change brought about a lot of love but also a lot of hate.

The cereal's first-ever Super Bowl ad brings back the household that drew both praise and prejudice last spring for depicting a black father, white mother and their biracial daughter, Gracie. When the family was introduced last spring social media exploded with compliments but also such bigoted vitriol that the commercial's YouTube channel had to block comments. The return of the family this year for the Super Bowl also caused controversy once again and MSNBC is somewhat to blame for it. MSNBC tweeted a somewhat controversial statement when the commercial dropped. The tweet said: "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/biracial family."


A tweet that seemed relatively harmless at first sight caused a lot of negative reactions, so much so that RNC called for a BOYCOTT of the network. It was a blatant disrespect to right wing conservatives. MSNBC later deleted the tweet and apologized saying: "We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet. I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone offended. At MSNBC we believe in passionate, strong debate about the issues and we invite voices from all sides to participate. That will never change."

This just shows how many racists and bigots are still prowling in the world today. How racist can you be that you find something wrong with an interracial family on a commercial? The hate lessened this year as in comparison to last spring so that's good. It could also be YouTube's new Google+ commenting system at work. There is nothing religiously, morally or ethically wrong with an interracial family so there shouldn't be any reason for this to cause any controversy. Am I right? Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.