By now I’m sure many of you are aware of the adorable Cheerios commercial that has been causing quite the stir over the internet and news channels for the past few weeks. If not, take a quick look at what we’ll be discussing today:
Adorable, right? Did you notice anything… different? I don’t know if you caught this, but the couple featured in this ad is BIRACIAL!! Gasp! Alert the press! Call the police! That white chick is married to a black dude! And they had a child together!
Oh my fucking g-d.
Most people who have been covering the reactions of the millions of Americans who have been blogging, tweeting and commenting on this ad have claimed to be “shocked” that the responses have been so racist. Yes, we live in 2013, yes we have made leaps and bounds from our days of segregation, and yes we elected an African American president TWICE, but are you really shocked that racism still exists? I for one am not. If you sincerely believe that racism in America is completely dead you are living in just as much of a fantasy world as the dude that believes he gets groped by ghosts.
At the end of the day, however, who gives a shit? It’s a CEREAL COMMERCIAL. You want to be a racist prick that thinks they have a voice by posting a comment that will inevitably be buried by the thousands of other morons commenting on video of an adorable little girl who wants to help her dad lower her cholesterol? Fine! Do that.
I don’t condone racism WHATSOEVER. That’s not what I’m trying to say. What I am trying to say is that you will look like a total idiot to the majority of Americans who have put racism behind and that the color of someone’s skin is just the color of their skin.
There are stereotypes for all races, religions, and backgrounds. I’m Caucasian, Jewish, and Italian. I like organic foods and Woody Allen movies and I talk loud. There are also things that break the stereotypes associated with my ethnicity. For instance, I have incredible rhythm and dance skillz, I don’t have a giant schnoz, and I don’t drink (that much) wine. As soon as we can start to embrace these “differences,” we can get over it, move on, and party together.
So, that’s my rant. Sorry for all the curse words but this is seriously one of the dumbest things to make the news. I don’t even like Cheerios that much. I prefer Cinnamon Toast Crunch: Taste you can see!