Despite the ugly backlash incited by a Cheerios commercial featuring a mixed race family, the ad’s six-year-old star is all smiles.
Grace Colbert, the adorable actress who plays the daughter in the recent ad, sat down with her biological parents, Janet and Christopher Colbert, for an interview on MSNBC on Tuesday. When asked what Grace thought of the negative response to the commercial, Janet explained that her daughter simply thought all the attention was because of her great smile.
In the full interview, Grace said that the commercial was “very fun to make.”
“America needs to see that this is just a way of life,” Grace’s dad Christopher said in the interview. “I wasn’t upset or anything. I was pretty much really excited about having this type of reaction so we can see where we still stand in America. But look out, America, because this is just reality.”
Cheerios has fully stood by its decision to feature a mixed race family in the ad. Camille Gibson, vice president of marketing for Cheerios, recently said that the company “felt like we were reflecting an American family.”
Article Courtesy of The Huffington Post
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