Controversial CHEERIOS commercial



Crazily this is controversial because it features an inter-racial family – namely a black father, a white mother, and a biracial daughter.


The original video on YouTube is now private:


The original video immediately drew the normal troll behavior and racist slurs. For a commentary on that see, for example, here and here.


Here’s another Cheerios advert featuring the same family. It was produced for the SuperBowl 8 months after the original advertisement:




It is amazing how this can be so controversial when 14.6% of new marriages in the USA in 2008 were inter-racial according to research from the Pew Research Center (pdf).


This has given rise to the “We are the 15 Percent” movement.


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And plenty of commentary here: