Last year, the cereal brand Cheerios released a commercial that featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter. The racist backlash against seeing a black man with a white woman was so severe that Cheerios had to disable comments on its YouTube account. During the Super Bowl this year, the brand double-downed on its efforts to be reflective of a diverse nation and released a second commercial featuring the same family.
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The U. The commercial starts with a woman passing a baby to a man. Another man shows up holding a baby in a car seat.
If you're like us, you were disappointed last week to find out that a new Cheerios ad featuring an adorable mixed-race family was bombarded with a slew of racist comments when it was posted to YouTube. But we can't let a small group of haters ruin our fun. With summer nearing and love in the air, it's about time we celebrated mixed-race love -- and these companies and advertisers are down.
Viewers complained about the commercials to the U. After conducting its own investigation, the organization agreed and issued its decision to ban the ads in their current form on Wednesday. New guidelines that address gender stereotyping in ads were introduced last year and went into effect in June.
Thoughts, musings, and observations about race in America, particularly the mixing of race--in all the ways you can imagine: people of various races interacting, people of various races not wanting to mix, issues of purity, hybridity, multiplicity, heterogeneity, and any other way you can describe the blending, melding, melting, tossing, turning, churning of race relations in the United States. As a foodie I'm stuck on the "but what on earth could they be doing mixing cream cheese into a tomato-based sauce" and the only thing I can come up with is maybe like a vodka cream sauce, which is tomato-based and calls for heavy cream, but even that only asks for a small amount of cream. I just have no clue.
Actors: Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough. At a couples get-together, a house guest is blown away by the rich and creamy Philadelphia dip served. She requests to see the "secret family recipe" but is immediately shot down by the host, leading to an uncomfortable silence. So what if you didn't make it yourself?
Products: Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese. Actors: Olga FondaRichard Elms. A couple enjoys Philadelphia cream cheese on bagels and strawberries.