Tag: Cheerios

'Eat It, Haters': Cheerios Spoof Adds Orientation, Goes Viral

By Chris Hoenig Weeks after a Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial couple drew a rash of racist comments on YouTube—but also sparked a run of support for parent company General Mills—a spoof of the ad by a group of comedians is going viral. The “commercial,” written by Mark Normand and…

Interracial Couple in Cheerios Ad Spurs Racist Rants

By Chris Hoenig A television ad for the iconic breakfast brand Cheerios featuring an interracial couple and their biracial daughter sparked an ugly rash of racist and insensitive comments. The video touting Cheerios’ heart-healthy qualities and the brand’s place at the wholesome American breakfast table, which aired and was posted…