Unless you were in the bathroom, you probably saw the Cheerios commercial last night during the Golden Globes that either made you sad or angry or, even worse, both. Nothing gets a live-tweeting comedian more amped up.
In the ad, a mom and her son are enjoying Cheerios when he starts asking questions about Nana. Basically the commercial implies that Nana is dead but because Nana used to eat cheerios with the mom, eating cheerios with her son is like eating cheerios with dead Nana. Make sense? Just so we're clear, we have souls and Nana's here at Daily ReHash so yes, we recognize that the situation in this ad is sad but it's pretty manipulative for Cheerios for force is on us like this. Here's the ad in case you missed it:
If you just shouted "Booooooooo" at your computer, you aren't alone. Those who were live tweeting the Golden Globes unleashed their wrath on this ad after it aired. Nobody, not even Cheerios, can manipulate twitter users into feeling emotion without their permission.
<fffaaarrrrttt> that Cheerios commercial <fffffaaaarrrrrrrttttttt fffaaarrrrrttt ffarrt> #GoldenGlobes— Jackie (@ItsJackieBtch) January 13, 2014
That Cheerios commercial was sad, but there's a very good reason why his Nana is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole.— Tom Reynolds (@tomreynolds) January 13, 2014
Cheerios: Because Grandma is Dead— Jerk Von Wheatery (@Jerkwheatery) January 13, 2014
That Cheerios ad and the Google ad where the kid's dog is dying should go bowling sometime.— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) January 13, 2014
"would viewers prefer if their loved ones didn't die or if an animated bee breakdanced?" "your guess is as good as mine!" -Cheerios ad execs— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) January 13, 2014
"Cheerios: A Quija Board In Your Mouth"— Ryan Walls (@RyanWallsTweets) January 13, 2014
Cheerios®: Make Your Mom Cry— Mike Scollins (@mikescollins) January 13, 2014
So, I'm not watching, but apparently Cheerios killed Nana?— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) January 13, 2014
To be fair, there are some people who let the ad wash over them and reacted with the response Cheerios was most definitely hoping for.
THE CHEERIOS COMMERCIAL MAKES ME CRY WITH THE LITTLE BOY AND THE MOM AND THEYRE TALKING ABOUT HIS NANA AND HOW THEYRE EATIMG WITH HER
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