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    General Mills has received a flood of hate over their newest ad.

    But instead of pulling the spot General Mills has decided to let the ad play out, with comments disabled on its YouTube account.

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      I'm glad they didn't bend to pressure from, uh, people with old-fashioned values.

      Although, last year JC Penney acted like they were doing the same with their commercials featuring Ellen Degeneres. And then last month they put out an apology commercial. Weak. As much as I dislike General Mills' behind-the-scenes policies about food, I appreciate this, and I hope they don't backpedal six months down the line.
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        They should have left the comments open, after all that is the voice of the people.
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          Cute commercial.
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            bklynbren wrote:
            They should have left the comments open, after all that is the voice of the people.

            No, it's a very vocal minority who was spreading hateful speech. If you do that out loud in public, it's a crime. I don't see why the internet should differ in that regard.

            I am all for free speech. But saying biracial marriages are wrong and excessively using racial epithets in a violent tone impinges on the freedom of others.
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              I wasn't sure where the ad was going, then it cut to dad with cereal poured over his heart.

              Guys, I don't see why anyone would have trouble with over this ad.
              (Maybe it wasn't funny enough?)
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                I wasn't sure where the ad was going, then it cut to dad with cereal poured over his heart.

                Guys, I don't see why anyone would have trouble with over this ad.
                (Maybe it wasn't funny enough?)

                People have no heart. YouTube is swamped with people like that.
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                  Cheerios calls the spot "Just Checking".
                  The view count is amazing. It will hit 3 million soon.
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                    Luckily, the thumbs up count is outnumbering the thumbs down count.
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                      Seriously, this ad looks like a demo for a TV series to me.
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                        This is so stupid. I thought we were long past interracial objections in this country. I remember the stares and dirty looks I used to get when I would go in public with my black female friend in the 90s. In those days a lot of people had issue with it, but today they are far, few and in between. My guess is people feel like General Mills is trying to thumb their noses at older people that still may be against it. I think they just are portraying something that isn't all that uncommon today.

                        stake n sheak wrote:
                        I'm glad they didn't bend to pressure from, uh, people with old-fashioned values.

                        Although, last year JC Penney acted like they were doing the same with their commercials featuring Ellen Degeneres. And then last month they put out an apology commercial. Weak. As much as I dislike General Mills' behind-the-scenes policies about food, I appreciate this, and I hope they don't backpedal six months down the line.


                        Ellen Degeneres is probably the most liked lesbian on television. None of the ads she has been in has promoted homosexuality in any way. Conservatives need to pick their battles. To be fair though the apology ad was more about them doing away with sales and promo's than anything else.
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                          This puts me in mind of the Chick-Fil-A mess. You've got intolerance on both sides - conservative and liberal.

                          It's when commercials start demonizing a group/belief/lifestyle that my feathers will be ruffled. Otherwise, I say chill out.
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                            bassman21 wrote:
                            I think they just are portraying something that isn't all that uncommon today.
                            Agreedo

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                            To be fair though the apology ad was more about them doing away with sales and promo's than anything else.
                            Oh, I didn't know that. I just saw the new ad, without Ellen, and connected it with the last thing I had heard about JCP.
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                              Well gang, just like General Mills I've learned a valuable lesson:

                              We're not all operating from the same playbook.

                              Just imagine that glorious day when every citizen of this great country will realize that it's a new century, (no - not the 19th), geez! :)
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                                http://wearethe15percent.com/post/52232149870/last-week-cheerios-posted-this-new-commercial-on

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                                While such topics tend to burn brightly online and disappear just as quickly, photographer Michael David Murphy hopes to make a more lasting impression with his response, a website called "We Are The 15 Percent".

                                There, Murphy and his wife Alyson West are collecting photos of interracial couples and families to share with the world. "According to the 2008 census, 15% of new marriages are interracial. And yet, it still feels rare to see something like the Cheerios ad represented in mainstream culture," it says on the site's "About" page. Murphy and West aim to change that with this project.
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                                  While liberals generally control the media and entertainment, the religious right still has power in other areas. The over 55 demographic which tends to be largely conservative make up a large percentage of companies business. This is especially true with groceries and other household supplies. Most 55 or older regardless of race tend to be against interracial relationships. So it makes sense why companies have avoided running such ads.
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