Setting Cheerios On Fire Outside General Mills Office Is Maybe Not The Best Way To Voice Opinion On Same-Sex Marriage

Whatever your opinion on same-sex marriage (and the companies whose executives may oppose or support it), you certainly have the right to express your beliefs. However, we are pretty sure that only bad things can happen if your protest involves an attempt to ignite a bowl of Cheerios in public.

“One out of every eight boxes of cereal in this country is Cheerios,” says a man standing outside a General Mills office with a box of Honey Nut Cheerios in one hand and a torch in the other. “This is really the treat now for the homosexuals. And this is our protest of General Mills advocating same-sex marriages.”

The man then attempts to light the cereal on fire, and not with much success.

Not that the cereal doesn’t eventually go up in flames, but so does the plastic bag inside the box. That flaming bag then falls to the grass and lots of stomping ensues.

Much like the Arizona man on the opposite side of this debate — who lost his job after he posted a video of himself harassing a Chick fil-A drive-thru worker over the beliefs of that company’s president — we’re at a loss to figure out what the cereal flamer had hoped to achieve, other than becoming the butt of Internet jokes.

[via Buzzfeed]