So there is this whole huge controversy over a Cheerios commercial featuring a mixed-race family… and honestly, we’re just confused. In this day and age, when you can’t throw a rock without hitting a blended family, why on Earth is a Cheerios ad with a mixed-race child, a white mom and a black dad such a big deal?
The new mixed-race Cheerios advertisement is about the most banal, innocent, boring commercial for a cereal product ever. Seriously, there is absolutely nothing offensive in any way possible about this commercial.
An adorable little girl (who we think resembles Shirley Temple all over the place) walks up to a kitchen table where her mother is seated and says, “Mom, Dad told me Cheerios are good for your heart, is that true?” Mom replies, “Says here that Cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove cholesterol and that’s heart healthy.” The kid responds by dumping the Cheerios box over her sleeping dad’s chest. He wakes up covered in Cheerios and squeals out something that sounds like “Karen?!?”