Cheerios Ad Controversy – Weigh In

by Linda Ripoll in News on 4th June 2013

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There’s a new national commercial that has people up in arms around the country. Cheerios recently debuted an ad displaying an adorable little biracial curly girl and her interracial family. Even though many people are championing Cheerios for taking a step in the positive direction by casting an interracial family in their ad campaign, there are countless other people who find this ad to be quite disturbing and have taken up fault with it – leaving racist messages on the General Mills YouTube page. We have come so far as a nation but we obviously still have a long way to go. We stand behind Cheerios and General Mills for being risk-takers and showing the beauty of interracial families. What are your thoughts about the Cheerios controversy?

To view the commercial click below:

Cheerios – Checking In