Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Bag of hammers edition

OK, good people – as promised last week, we’ll dare to look at the FR thread about the most horrific and important issue the country faces.

Cereal ads.

Or as I like to say: “They’re racially delicious!”

Cheerios Commercial: Racist Slurs Force YouTube to Close Comments Section for New Ad (VIDEO) The Christian Post ^ | May 31, 2013 | Jon Campbell

Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:48:23 PM byJames C. Bennett

A Cheerios commercial has sparked controversy after a large group of people started posting racially charged messages about the new ad on YouTube.

The commercial features an interracial couple and their daughter, and was released by Cheerios on YouTube. However, a group of Internet “trolls” quickly began posting comments about the interracial nature of the ad, sparking such racially charged comments that YouTube eventually decided to close the comments section of the page to bring a halt to the discussion.

The 30 second commercial features a young girl talking about the nutritional value of Cheerios. She asks her mom whether Cheerios are good for your heart, to which the mother responds that they are.

The young girl then smiles and runs off with the box of Cheerios. The next shot is of the girl’s father waking up on the couch with a pile of Cheerios poured out over the left side of his chest where his heart is.

The commercial seems cute and innocent to most, but a number of Internet trolls quickly took over the discussion on the YouTube comments board referring to the interracial nature of the family, which featured a white mother and black father.

Some of the comments referred to “Nazis” and “racial genocide” and more than 600 dislikes were recorded for the video. Others commented that the concept of a happy mixed-race family made them “want to vomit.”

The racial slurs also spilled over onto the Cheerios Facebook page where some commenters stated that they found the commercial “disgusting.”

One commenter also posted a racial slur about the likelihood of black men staying with their family, stating: “More like single parent in the making. Black dad will dip out soon.”

On Reddit the comments continued, and some turned the debate into the likelihood of a black man being with a white woman, against a couple with a white man and a black woman.

In 2012, a Cheerios commercial was also targeted by racial slurs and comments. In that commercial released in June last year, two black siblings are shown at their family kitchen table, when the older brother steals the cereal from his younger brother, who is in a high chair.

One commenter on YouTube wrote: “Just goes to show you they start steeling [sic] at an early age!!! First Cheerio’s next bikes then cares lol just like in real life.”

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Oh, brother!
1 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:48:23 PM byJames C. Bennett
He’s just pleading for a terrorist fist-bump.
Hmmmm… .I wonder which Party those commenters voted for in the last two electons?
To: James C. Bennett

Pretty funny, too bad dad wasn’t Muslim. Holder could file charges then.

4 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:54:07 PM byImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
Life is full of missed opportunities.
That, and stupidity.
To: James C. Bennett

Companies post on YouTube to get feedback. They got some.

5 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:55:15 PM byVince Ferrer
What screen name did you comment under? I’m curious.
Was it “AmeriKKKan”, “mathdoktor99”, or “JCMateri”?
To: James C. Bennett

I think the bigger issue is that since Obama has been elected – and all opposition to him is called racist by the MSM – people feel more free, not less, to say whatever the hell they want no matter how non-PC it is – especially anonymously on the internet.

7 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:55:54 PM byvladimir998
“Nigger”.
It’s the new “politically incorrect”.
To: ROCKLOBSTER

I figure that the liberals would jump on such comments as having been written by conservatives. Even though YouTube isn’t known as a bastion of conservatism, liberals would say that only some conservative bigot would write such nonsense.

22 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 1:19:52 PM byDilbert San Diego
“No true conservative” logical fallacy in five…four…three…two…
To: James C. Bennett

I would chalk it up to trolls. I know of no true conservatives that would have even noticed anything racial about this commercial. I didn’t.

23 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 1:20:55 PM bygrimalkin (Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God. -G.K. Chesterton)
Fireworks.
Fortunately that kind of racist thing doesn’t fly at Free Republic.
To: James C. Bennett

Reddit is a steaming pile of Obama. Nothing on that vile website surprises me..

8 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:56:33 PM bycardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
To: brwnsuga

“I live in the Tidewater area of Virginia; home of the largest Navy Base in the world. There are a gazillion biracial children here due to interracial marriages that military members bring into the community. It is just more common and accepted today.”

We would get along if I met you.

Unless of course, you’re a nigger or a wetback. Oops. Your screenname is “bwrnsuga”. GFY.

I just don’t believe in inter-racial marriage or dating.

Colour me (heh) suprised.

Only 10% of the world’s population is white and I don’t like to see it decreasing. In 1900 white were 25% of the worlds population because we invented and were developing modern medicine, were reducing mothers death at childbirth, developing sound public sanitation, reducing infant mortality. As knowledge of theses measures spread other populations increased making whites only 10% of the worlds people

Fortunately, whites control 84.3 % of the money.

It’s bad enough that white birthrates are low in Europe and whites in UK (and others) will be swamped by Muslims and other immigrants