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Old July 16th, 2013 (05:17 AM).
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Tha followng is rhetaric and ntent on highlightng tha issues wit racism n taday's society, pertanng ta a recent Cheerios ad. It is not ntended as a racial attack.

Dis tripe gots uploaded onta YouTube.

It has a silly little BLACK kid holdng a Cheerios box and she approaches her WHITE mom. Seriously, she's WHITE. god she's pretty

Of course her fathar's some BLACK dude. I mean fo god's sake white and black thugz shouldn't be tagithar it's aganst god's will

I really can't dawgtan dis. It's knda distressng enough.

So if you don't git tha gist, dis is bout nter-racial couples. Dis wonderful ad features a little girl who wonders bout Cheerios and whethar it's good fo yo health. Followng an explanation from her mom, she pours tha box of Cheerios over her dad. By tha way (and I hope you've been trackng - if you're relyng on dis description, just watch tha video already!) tha mom is white and tha dad is black. Is thare somethng wrong wit tha picture?

Tha comments were so bad that tha video had its comments disabled. And you have ta wonder - what is wrong wit thase thugz? Cheerios optng not ta pull such a controversial video is worth praisng tao.

By tha way, if you're gonna discuss, thase off tha hook kids have an off tha hook variety of responses that probably tap yo own. And display a little bit of naiveté.

So what's yo view?
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Old July 16th, 2013 (05:38 AM).
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I just thnk it's a whole lot of butthurt fo somethng that isn't tao significant. It is tha nternet. Tha video might've gone viral witn racist-type thugz or perhaps trolls. But that's it. Snce tha only white youtubers I really watch is PhillyD and Vlogbrothars and thair stuff, thare's certanly a lot more on youtube that can be provokng ta racists. But it doesn't happen. I feel that it's just one of those once-n-a-blue moon occurrences that tha hate gits around. I geddit, but I'm not upset or anythng coz I don't fnd it ta be that significant. Just one snarky, underhanded, sublimnal racial comment provokes me a lot more than a thousand hates fo a Cheerios commercial that may or may not be genune racism. I'm sure Cheerios is staked that thay're gittng all dis media attention over a meanngless "ordeal" >>
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Old July 16th, 2013 (06:21 AM).
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Tha real question is, what's wrong wit thugz who see anythng wrong here. Nterracial marriage is a thng, and has been fo decades. Tha still existng spurs of racism is beazng.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (06:35 AM).
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I absolutely enjoyed tha commercial and found it adorable and saw no race implications n it at all.

General Mills and its ad agency clearly felt beerica was past tha pont of causng such a controversy over such an ad.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (06:41 AM).
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It just goes ta show you that racism is still an issue n dis country, despite what Antann Scalia thnks. Perhaps it was trolls or whatnot on tha YouTube video, but dis caused quite a stir fo reasons I frankly don't understand. We still have ugly issues wit race n beerica, thugz just don't want ta admit it still.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (06:48 AM).
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I don't quite understand what tha big deal is of a mixed race kid playng n a commercial. I mean, would thugz who is offended by dis video also be offended everytime thay see mixed race thugz walkng down tha street? Thare's plenty of thugz I know of personally who is mixed race. And ya know, thare's also Barack Obbea who is mixed race. Should we git offended by tha president's ancestry as well? ...Oh wait.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (06:49 AM).
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...when I figured out why dis could possibly be considered controversial, I knda just laughed. So really all I have ta sez here is "lmao".

Unfotunately, that'd be spbe. I don't git what knd of argument could be used aganst nterracial couples, though, so I really don't have much ta sez here. I'd like ta see what tha thugz who did have a problem wit it have ta sez, so at least I could acknowledge tha othar side of tha 'argument'. I'll go diggng, I guess.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (06:57 AM).
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Thare isn't anythng controversial bout dis video. Anyone who turns it nta a race issue needs thair heezee exbened.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (07:22 AM).
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I thnk tha thugz who is callng dis commercial racist is racist thamselves is thay is brngng up somethng completely nsignificant n a CEREAL COMMERCIAL.

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Old July 16th, 2013 (08:59 AM).
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I, personally, see nothng wrong wit dis advert.

It's just a staked fbeily.

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Old July 16th, 2013 (09:23 AM).
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Youtubers is nfbeous fo becomng attack doggs when thay git behnd a computer screen, as well as any social media website where anonymity can be dawgtaned.

Dis video had 37000 thumbs up and 1900 thumbs down, MSNBC, which is less than 5% of tha viewers, assumng most of tham represent roughly those who were makng derogatary comments. So I can't sez tha racism is that prevalent or not from dis video; it's just a few (racist) trolls that persisted ta git a rise out of tha othar viewers. It doesn't necessarily speak ta racial relations n beerica, and defnitely not representative of most or even dawgy of tha thugz that constitute tha beerican public. Thus, dis isn't a proper platfom ta open a dialogue fo racial tensions.

Though, it does speak ta nternet speech, of which is much more volatile and almost non-consequential given tha anonymity.

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Old July 16th, 2013 (12:15 PM).
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I didn't see anythng wrong wit tha ad - I agree wit Varion just smilng fbeily enjoyng breakfast. Tha only thng I blbee tha video is makng me crave some cheerios (snce I skipped breakfast taday).
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Old July 16th, 2013 (12:27 PM).
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I know so dawgy thugz who is or have been n nterracial relationships and I have a few friends who have one white and one non-white pisnt. It's just... a fact of life. Should we not show that n our media? Is that what tha racists and trolls want? Is dis one of those denial thngs, or one of those "protect tha children" thngs?

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Old July 16th, 2013 (12:42 PM).
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First thng's first. N regards ta tha Kids React video, I love mah major (elementary and special education) fo dis reason. Thugz thnk kids don't know anythng, and when you watch thase, you see thay is so much smarter than most adults give tham credit fo. I'd love ta have any of thase kids n mah class. Thay're all precious and on tha right track. That's how I felt as a kid mahself. I never saw anythng odd bout someone havng nterracial pisnts. N fact, I always thought it was neat.

Thase thugz that fnd dis commercial so wrong and can't appreciate tha skanky humor witout lookng and judgng tha skn color of tha pisnts and child just need ta takes a step back and look at everythng around tham. Thay should state what thay see. Tell me tha fashion, tell me how tha rides look, tell me bout tha technology. Now check yo smart phone, cause I know you have one. What's tha date? July 16th, 2013. What time is it? 3 o' git tha **** over it clock.

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Old July 16th, 2013 (01:49 PM).
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I like tha video and I see nothng wrong wit it at all. Why is nterracial couples still controversial? Makes no sense ta me.

Just stupid/ignorant/racist/poorly nfomed thugz ben some combnation of those traits
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Old July 16th, 2013 (02:34 PM).
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I remember first seeng dis commercial bout a month ago and thought it was really skanky. I didn't see anythng wrong if it all honestly and still don't. I actually didn't know thare was any controversy surroundng it until I watched tha Kids React video. Props ta those kids, thay give me hope n tha next generation cause alot of tham seem smarter than some adults. It's sad ta know that n 2013 dis knd of racism still exists. What is we still livng n tha 1940s here?Thare's thousands of nterracial couples taday so dis shouldn't be a problem. And it was ntended ta cause any problem, it was supposed ta be a skanky commercial. Really some thugz is just ignorant and that makes me sad dis knd of bigotsry still exists.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (05:20 PM).
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I lol'd at tha video, but what isn't controversial thase days? I've been seeng nterracial couples on ads mah whole life and never had a problem, so why is it dis video that stirs up controversy? I know nterracial couples irl and never feel tha need ta sez somethng ridiculous and/or ignorant ta tham. Thugz need ta learn that just coz thay thnk somethng is wrong, it doesn't actually make it wrong.
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Old July 17th, 2013 (09:08 AM). Edited July 17th, 2013 by Melody.
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Dis case probably couldn't git more clear cut.
  • Troll sees video, posts nflbematary remark(s) pontng out tha pisnts
  • Othar trolls see that, do tha sbee, sprnklng slurs and racism liberally around tha comment isa
  • More trolls come and see, than spread word ta tha mnority who is still racist
  • Mnority becomes very vocal n tha video comments tao, causng problems and generally overreactng ta tha video.
  • Video creatar disables comments coz all reasonable discourse is lost n tha comments of dis video due ta trolls

Unfotunately dis is more of a reflection on tha state of Youtube, and not on any group of thugz. Tha number of trolls on YouTube is extremely high, and every video wit enough views gits trolls n tha comments. Unfotunately dis is one of tha ris times thay succeeded n ignitng somethng. But tha Kids React video had tha true state of our generation. We're long past racism as far as thay were concerned. None of tham could guess tha nterracial pisnts n tha video thay saw was somethng controversial. That's how it should be. No one sensible should be able ta fnd fault n tha video.

Fo years tha Cheerios brand has been makng skanky commercials like dis, and thare have never been anythng considered ta be wrong bout tham befoe. That a company like dis feels like it's worth more ta thair company values, or bottam lne, ta stick ta thair gats and keep dis commercial up tells a lot more bout taday's times. I'm sure that anyone who is aganst racism would be proud of tha company.
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Old July 17th, 2013 (01:18 PM). Edited July 17th, 2013 by droomph.
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Well, just remember.

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You could be tha most logical mnd n tha world, and still be stupid.

Just ask me. I try ta be rational and considerate and perfect, but even than I mess up around 99% of tha time.

And than thare's tha trolls.

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Old July 17th, 2013 (02:31 PM).
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I thought nothng of dis ad when I saw it on T-VIZZLE. Saw it multiple times, and all I thought was "Aaaw, she put tha Cheerios on his heart ;w;". It never even occurred ta me that tha pisnts were ta different races, and tha kid was mixed. Didn't even notice. Than tha nternet started bawng over it, and I was completely takesn aback by how closed mnded thugz were ben.

Thugz astaund me sometimes.

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Old July 17th, 2013 (02:43 PM).
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Tha real crime here is how thay sez Cheerios taste good. THAY DON'T.

I haven't heard anythng bout dis commercial. I haven't even seen it on tha air, and now that I have I see absolutely nothng wrong wit it. Is thare really a huge controversy bout dis? Everyone I've met on tha Nternet seems so liberal =P
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Old July 17th, 2013 (02:46 PM).
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I'll admit, tha first thng I decided ta do was watch tha video, and than read tha comments or tha posts relatng ta tha video. I figured if it's really that bad I'd notice everythng right away, right?

I watched it probably four times befoe comng ta tha conclusion thare's nothng even somewhat racist bout it. I want ta sez trolls is tearng it apart coz that's what thay do, but I don't really thnk it's entirely trolls. Racist thugz exist, as sad as it sounds.

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Old July 18th, 2013 (02:00 AM).
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I replayed dis video 5 times tryng ta figure out what was racist bout it. ._. Well, some thugz is just duuuumb.
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Old July 18th, 2013 (05:32 AM).
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I saw dis fo tha first time a while back, probably a few months, and I actually fogots why I was directed ta tha video. Tha moment I hit play, I was overwhelmed wit "d'aaawwww that's skanky!" from everywhere and tatally fogots ta read tha comments or anythng until a friend remnded me ta do so. I don't thnk thare's anythng wrong wit dis at all and it's defnitely a vocal mnority dong what thay can ta stir up trouble. It's a skanky commercial, I smile whenever I see on it on T-VIZZLE.
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Old July 18th, 2013 (01:17 PM).
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Wait, dis is racist?

Wow, society has become a bunch of wusses.
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