The evolution of commercials is semi-fascinating: First, they were this exciting new way to advertise stuff. Then they became the annoying interruptions during your favorite television shows. And now that they live in a world of DVRs and fast-forwarding, they’ve had to get even more creative.
Recently, quite a few ads have chosen to take a stand on a number of world issues. There was that multilingual Coke ad, which received decidedly mixed reviews, as well as the Cheerios commercial that depicted a multiracial family. After that one received (more than) a little hate, Cheerios chose to run in again, but this time during the Super Bowl. That’s right, folks: Commercials are no longer backing down.