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Cheerios Ad Generates Controversy Online

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A Cheerios ad is causing some controversy online.

The commercial sparked backlash for a new ad that features an inter-racial couple.  

The New York Times says that because of all the racist comments General Mills had been receiving for its new Cheerio commercial... the company disabled the comments section on its Youtube page.

The commercial shows a little girl who has a white mother and a black father.  

An associate marketing director for General Mills "Cheerios" told The New York Times that the ad will "absolutely not" be pulled... and that the company celebrates all kinds of families.  

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