How Coke and Cheerios Made 'Wholesome' the New 'Edgy'

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Twenty percent of Americans speak a language other than English at home; 55% of Americans support same-sex marriage and 87% of Americans support interracial marriage.

With those numbers in mind, how does a commercial about an interracial family eating cereal draw more controversy and criticism than Radio Shack's Beats Pill Blurred Lines Ad?

Back in May, Cheerios released the first version of its Super Bowl ad with the young girl talking about heart health with her white mother and then giving heart healthy cheerios to her black father. With almost 5 million YouTube views, this was the most watched cereal ad in history, and it turned out to be the most controversial.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 7-14    
Topic: Super Bowl 2014



Watch This Insanely Strange Foreign Language Certification Ad...Before It Gets Removed From YouTube at Midnight! (OK, Just Kidding About That Last Part)

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You know how you sometimes watch certain ads and you're like, "Damn, that's really bad. Where they trying to make it bad or did they just have no idea what they were doing?" After viewing this gigantic-created ad for Samsung subsidiary ProFluent, a language fluency certification service, we're pretty sure it's the former. At least we hope it's the former.

Watch as these insane applicants go to great lengths trying to convince the hiring manager that they can, in fact, speak Spanish. And then us know from which end of the spectrum this ad came.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 7-14    
Topic: Strange



This Acura Ad That Pits Mechanical Horses Against A Real One Makes No Sense

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OK, 45 seconds into this minute-long, Mullen-created ad for Acura that has us viewing a race between four mechanical horses and one real horse and I'm like, "How the hell is this going to become a car ad?"

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 7-14    
Topic: Commercials



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