The internet sort of exploded last night. Earlier in the day, Marvel had announced that the teaser trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ would be premiering during the next episode of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’. Several hours later, they were forced into an early online release in response to it being leaked by unknown sources. Now, I have my suspicions about this being a true “leak”, regardless of what employees from Marvel have been saying. The folks on the bottom don’t always know what the folks on the top are doing and Marvel tends to run the tightest ship I know. So. Intended “leak” to spur furor? More than possible, highly likely. But as long as everyone is talking and blowing up social media about the AoU trailer, I doubt Marvel cares TOO much about the how and why.
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.
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.
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*
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!