Category Archives: …and Amaaaaazzzzing

Cheerios’ New “Gay” Ad Is, Yes, Still About Family

 

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I’m sure there are folks out there who dislike Cheerios. I, personally, can’t imagine why, but that’s how life is. Some will love the cereal, some will hate the cereal, even though it’s great for heart health and makes your GI tract live like an upstanding citizen (don’t play coy, y’all know exactly what I’m talking about). But if you can’t get down with the message General Mills has been gently pushing for the past year or so, we can’t be friends. Because while opinions are like assholes (everyone has them), if you’re of the mind that all families aren’t deserving of consideration and support, there’s a door you can find and see yourself right out of. Bye!

 

Anyhoo, our friends at General Mills have just released a new Cheerios ad featuring not only a *gasp* GAY couple, but also a couple who adopted outside their race as only the love is important. The ad is poignant and may have made me tear up just a bit though that’s likely also due to the knowledge that a lot of conservative/Right Wing folks will be bent over the ad’s existence. Why? Well, because they’re similarly displeased by the existence of families like that in the first place. This new ad follows on the heels of the original two “controversial” TV spots, first featuring a biracial family, then featuring said family expanding even further. I know right, the.horror. *eye roll*

 

The point of these commercials isn’t to enrage any particular group though. The message is simply that all types of families, are families. Families who love and care for each other the same way mainstream media has been telling us that only the stereotypical straight, White, English speaking, shrinking middle class family is, since its inception; Commercials like these help people open their minds and hearts, while still others feel more accepted and recognized. There’s no clearer indication that we, as a society, have more to work on than this inclusive idea STILL pissing people off. Watch for yourself and feel free to cry…right into your Cheerios.

 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Make Their Union Official

 

At the 2014 BAFTA Awards
At the 2014 BAFTA Awards

 

In bigger news than Sanrio possibly taking more tokes than they should, Brangelina is now, officially, the baddest-ass couple in Hollywood. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, a solid duo since 2004, made their vows in Correns, France this past weekend, according to their rep. HALLELUJAH, AMEN! Even better? It was done completely on the sly and we’re only now finding out about it almost a week later. Like I said, bad-ass.

Mr. and Mrs. PITT
Mr. and Mrs. PITT

 

Though early-day Brangie were clear that marriage wasn’t a thing they were interested in, it seems the couple did it mostly for their kids (Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara, Vivienne, and Knox), though Brad stated in 2012 that, “it actually means more to me than I thought it would.” *melt*

 

MIRAVAL
Arial view of Miraval

 

The ceremony took place at their French residence, Chateau Miraval, and was presided over by a Californian judge. FINALLY. Is anyone else actually sick with the need to see the wedding photos now?! Uggggggh. Give them to meeeeeeeee!

Bryan Fuller, Jodie Foster: “When Hannibal Worlds Collide”!

Words are good, words are awesome, words express ideas! And I have none of them. No words! Bryan Fuller (is our King) has taken a photo with Jodie Foster (Queen FOREVER, duh) and can the two of them look any cuter?! giawo;ngiawo;gnawio;gaw Captioning it “WHEN #HANNIBAL WORLDS COLLIDE”, Bry just posted the pic to Twitter and I can’t even deal aside from the obligatory shaking and crying.

Our King and Queen in the same room together, much less looking entirely, and rightfully, too pleased with themselves?! *wails* SAINTS CARRY ME AWAY.

 

via @bryanfuller
via @bryanfuller

 

Then this happened and I had to grab a paper bag to breathe into:

 

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I mean…HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO FUNCTION WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE?! Even if there’s no guarantee it’ll happen, look at them! They adore each other! I’m just…

 

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