New Cheerios Ad Depicting Biracial Family Ignites Racist Comments (Video)

YouTube comments are infamous for getting out-of-control and downright nasty, but when commentators get racist someone's got to pull the plug. That latest someone is Cheerios, who disabled comments on their YouTube ad featuring a biracial family after racist slurs started flying.

The Cheerios ad depicts a white mom, a black dad, and their daughter, a modern-day family some people just aren't ready to accept apparently.

Cheerios vice president of marketing, Camille Gibson, defended the ad, telling Gawker, "Consumers have responded positively to our new Cheerios ad. At Cheerios, we know there are many kinds of families and we celebrate them all."

Now if only we can convince the YouTube community. Check out the video below:

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