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Cheerios sticks with new controversial ad

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Cheerios says it's sticking with a new ad that has prompted discussion about a lot things, besides 'cereal'.

The 30-second spot, posted on you tube, shows a little girl asking her mom about the value of a heart-healthy meal and then her father, sleeping on a sofa, with cheerios piled on his chest.

But comments on the clip have been disabled after a series of racist comments complaining about the white mom, African-American father and their bi-racial daughter.

When we shared the ad with some of you, no one saw a problem with it.

Halima Hawkins says, "I was raised not to judge people by their color or their skin or their ethnicity. If I re-watched it, I'd probably notice it. But I didn't until you said it"

A Houston ad-executive tells us the cast of characters is no mistake because it represents the changing and evolving face of cheerios' customers.

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