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Kids React to YouTube comments on the Cheerios commercial showing a mix-race family.

Kids React to YouTube comments on the Cheerios commercial showing a mix-race family.

Popular YouTube content creators, The Find Bros., have amused millions with their video series that features America’s kids reacting to viral videos.

The newest installment in the ‘Kids React’ series is the now-viral Cheerios commercial that features an interracial family.

“I know that there’s still like, some racism in other parts of the world. I didn’t think that it would, you know, still be here,” said one child.

Another expressed empathy for children of mixed races who read the racist comments before they were removed from the YouTube page. People began commenting in YouTube’s comment section, critical of the mixed-race family and making references to ‘Nazis’, ‘troglodytes’ and ‘racial genocide’.

“Think about those people who are like of mixed races and stuff, they probably feel horrible,” she said.

The latest Cheerios starring the bi-racial family debuted during the Super Bowl, and shows the mother pregnant with a little boy.

Watch the viral ‘Kids React’ video above to hear the kids’ statements about racism in our society and on social media.

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30 comments

    • Blackdelia

      On the face of it, one would think that when you’re dating or attracted to someone, love conquers all. But do we consciously or unconsciously eliminate people who are not from the same race or skin color as ourselves when we seek to date or are even attracted to someone? You can see my name

  • Ashley

    I think that the video you made was excellent. It gets to the core of issues of discrimination. However, I wish you hadn’t put girls in front of a pink background and boys in front of a blue background. This actually works to reinforce the stereotypes that you are fighting against. This is just something to keep in mind for next time. Good work overall.

  • Betsy Wactor- Mathews

    I never noticed it was a mixed race family until it was pointed out here. I think it’s stupid to even bring it up and make a big deal out of it. Ignore those who object and move on. It just creates more strife to keep paying attention to those who are racists. I don’t think there are as many racists still around as the media is portraying. It wasn’t a problem for me or my friends when the schools were integrated in the south. It was only a problem for our parents. So I’m not sure where the racism is coming from unless it’s being created for the sake of politics. I don’t see it where I live either.

    • Ej

      Are you kidding? This country is full of racists. They’ve come out of the woodwork since we elected our first black President. Suddenly conservatives cloak themselves in racist hoods of “free speech” and “patriotism” and defiantly wave their racism for all to see. The reason this was made was because the commercial was inundated with racist comments on youtube. So much so, as this video points out, that they had to close comments all together. Go to any Fox News (the cable channel) and read the horrible racist stuff that is said about our President and First Lady. Not that many racists in this country? That is rich.

    • Itoshii

      You can’t just turn a blind eye to this. How’s the saying go? “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing” and yes I am saying racist is evil.

      Racism is still a very big problem. Here at my college dorms there are a few suites that don’t get along because of racism and these are the only cases I hear about on my floor there are 80+ other floors that I don’t know much about. Kids learn from their parents, racism won’t just die out if we do nothing, it’ll keep getting passed on.

  • Liz

    To tell you the truth, It didn’t even cross my mind. I’m in my 50’s and had no qualms about it….so what generation is objecting. I probably never would have thought twice about the commercial, except for the fact that little girl is adorable. Someone had to bring it to my attention. Quit picking things apart and enjoy things for what they are.

  • jen

    everyone that has a problem with that needs to just worry about what is going on in your own household……i think that is was very cute…..if we had to cut our own skin we all will bleed the same color…..there is nothing wrong with falling in love with someone that is different from you……

  • Mandy

    In response to the comment “nancy” left! Seeing the difference in race is something that is taught!! We have all seen sad comments from people kinda of like yours from families that are not blended!! Last I checked we are all from the human species!! The birds you mentioned above…well there are over 10,000 differnt species! So your comment makes no sense! As far as interacial families go as long as there is LOVE and God that is all that matters…everything else will fall into place! I will be praying for you and all the other people who have hate in their heart and ignorance in their mind!

  • Lindsey

    While I don’t condone it I my self will never marry a different race I sure don’t judge it I have friends that have and it. I sure don’t think they are bad for it. I guess what I’m saying is I don’t see no color as long as they love each other.

  • Charles Wakes

    Toni Shelton, I think it is YOU that live in the “bubble”. I have a brother in a interracial marriage and I have seen and heard alot of the cruel things that were done to their children as they grew up. Racism is alive and well here in America. Just look at the names that the president and his wife were called before they even got to the white house! Oprah made the comment that those kind of people will just have to “die off” for things to get better. Well, there are those that continue to teach that mentality in their homes. Although I realize that hearing it is a bitter pill to swallow, the fact still remains that it’s still here and we still have work to do!

  • Leah Russell

    It’s sad that this commercial has gotten so much negativity. Even sadder is that racism still exists. Good job cheerio’s for being the voice to all the mixed couples that are out there. I have 4 mixed race children & have zero tolerance for anyone that uses racist remarks. Love has no color. And seriously if you look back in history Thomas Jefferson is said to have children of mixed race. So really there is nothing you can do about it. We have bigger problems in this world & you’re mad because of someone’s skin color. You could learn a lot from the children that are in this video.

  • Janice Morales

    I am so impressed with the kids on this interview regarding feedback on the Cheerios commercial, as they are wonderful good educated kids without any racist attitudes and they are so varied and matured on their views regarding mixed families, and cultures!! I believe the “people” with these erroneous ideas, will slowly disappear, as their generation die, so will their negative view will be forgotten. The new generations will bring strong views of diverse origins, as they are children of mixed cultures. our America is changing and is becoming a stronger diverse, group of new adults!!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful reaction and views from all of the kids interviewed.

  • Deborah

    It is a charming commercial, and kudos to Cheerios for posting it. As to the negativity? Those that posted ugly comments have a lot of growing up to do…and shame on them for subjecting a family and a child to such cruelty

  • Robert Mallette

    I think we as a nation need to be re educated on issues like these. We need to brace the time we have here on earth. We may not all have the same color of skin but we all bleed the same. I was married to an African American woman. The stereo types are far from the truth. We as a nation are all mixed with something we are never 100% pure because of our heritage. Our job is not to judge people but embrace each other for the future to make a change that is what freedom is for. So be a little less ignorant and be more understanding because that could be you.

  • Brie

    I love seeing this commercial. It reflects my household, with exception I have all boys. I don’t see why people have problems with other races. I will tell you in a heartbeat I’m white, husband is Black and our two handsome little men did not ask to be brought in this world and they did not ask for us as their parents. So what does their color of skin have to do with why you don’t like them, what did they ever do to you?

  • Toni Shelton

    Nancy, I’m not sure what bubble you live in but you are way off. As a product of an interracial marriage, I have not been hurt in the least. Actually I have always thought of myself as luckier than most because things like race were not a big deal to me. The only people who make it hard for us are people like you. You feel the need to point out the differences, and to what end? And guess what Nancy? WE ARE ALL HUMAN. We are not birds but humans.To compare animals to humans is just insane.

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