An innocent ad for heart-healthy Cheerios has sparked an onslaught of disturbing racist backlash on the Internet. The cereal brand was forced to pull comments from its YouTube page after a cereal commercial featuring an interracial family reportedly prompted a string of messages about Nazis, racial genocide and viewers so disgusted they “want to vomit.”You can watch the commercial here:
The half-minute ad — which has more than 250,000 views — shows a young girl chatting about Cheerios with her Caucasian mother, and later pans to her black father. While the spot garnered an unusual amount of racist criticism, General Mills-owned Cheerios said the buzz wasn’t all negative.
I learned today of a funny video response (not by General Mills) to the racist responses to the above Cheerios commercial, this time featuring an interracial pair of lesbian moms.
You can watch that video here: