General Mills protest: Homophobe megafails while trying to light Cheerios on fire [VIDEO]

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Cheerios: "Really the treat now for homosexuals."
:: UPDATE :: The General Mills Cheerios-burning Flaming Homophobe is Michael Leisner, 65

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Yesterday, video of a middle-aged man megafailing while trying to light a box of Cheerios on fire in protest of General Mills' support for same-sex marriage found its way onto YouTube... and the only thing that could've made it more enjoyable would've been if the flames spread to the guy's shirt or hair.

To top it off, the protester is wearing a pink shirt! As one YouTube commenter put it, "The Cheerios aren't the only thing flaming."

In the clip, the man begins by saying, "One out of every eight boxes of cereal in this country is Cheerios."

"This is really the treat now for homosexuals," he continues. "And this is our protest of General Mills advocating same-sex marriages, so we are going to torch some cereal."

After clumsily lighting the cereal on fire, the man sets the box on the ground, and the flames quickly spread across the grass. As panic begins to set in, the man tells the young-sounding girl shooting the video and whatever other accomplices were along for the fiasco to "Get out of here, guys."

"Quick! Quick, get in the car!" he says as he grabs his materials and flees the scene while the girl laughs at him.

Let's hope somebody can use the footage to identify this jackass. He deserves to be prosecuted for damage to property, arson, being a total knucklehead.... something.

Without further ado, here's the video:


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Jenna19
Jenna19

tt is sad that this man represents Christianity. He is a fool and does not represent me. I am a Christian and I think there are better ways to protest. As for the Cheerios, everyone rest assured-they are not flammable. Grass on fire does not spread or burn like that. There had to be Accelerant on them. I recognize this man. He is not an actor.

CDBBZB
CDBBZB

As a supporter of the Sanctity of Marriage I want to point out that this is clearly a performance piece. Obviously this guy is an actor hired by our opponents in order to make us look like idiots - like we can't even burn a box of Devil cereal without injuring ourselves. I'm also upset because my son might watch this video and see that Cheerios are surprisingly flammable. It's just the kind of video that will make impressionable youth experiment with all kinds of breakfast products. I'm holding the makers of this faux protest film personally responsible for any house fires that may arise as the result of their shameful video. (For those parents who share my concerns about their children starting house fires after watching this video, here is the result of my own experiments - Oatmeal (safe - except avoid the instant kinds), Wheaties (not safe), Lucky Charms (not safe, but the mini marshmallows smell good while they're burning), Kix (safe, but kind of a boring cereal). Remember vote NOvember to save my marriage.

green23
green23 topcommenter

I get that this is supposed to be symbolic of something, but of what?

 

Is he advocating burning gays alive? Does he think that if the Amendment passes, gays will just disappear because they can't marry? He buys GM cereal, and then burns it, which is supposed to piss off GM somehow? They already got his money when he bought the cereal.

 

But, yeah, it's all about the 'sanctity of marriage'. It's not about homophobia at all. Sure.

mplsblake
mplsblake

I'm pretty sure this is the same guy that used to preach (it was more like a comedy routine) everyday in Northrup Mall a few years ago.

Joe Aschebrock
Joe Aschebrock

i think he's worried that if the ban on same sex marriage is lifted his boyfriend is going to make him put a ring on it.

mxmx
mxmx

Serves him right. You are only allowed to protest, trespass, and destroy private property if you are liberal (RNC convention anyone?).

Danette Allrich
Danette Allrich

General Mills still got the money for the Cheerios...how exactly did he think he was 'hurting' the company? Bring the box in to a food shelf if you aren't going to eat them (before you open it or light it on fire, of course!).

truckloadbear
truckloadbear

Somebody is gonna owe General Mills a new piece of lawn. And I couldn't be happier about it.

Kathie Noga
Kathie Noga

Well, it won't change people's views much on the subject.

Marc Spencer
Marc Spencer

this is laugh out loud funny.. the guy is a complete tool.

Sarah Engen
Sarah Engen

Clearly, we have a political genius on our hands here. *clap*....*clap*.....fizzzzzzzzz

Jaci Ott
Jaci Ott

Hmmm video proof of attempted ARSON !

Jeff Robertson
Jeff Robertson

Idiots. I have to say I'm a little concerned with how flammable Cheerios is.

Steve Backoff
Steve Backoff

Cheerios aren't the only thing flaming in that video.

Earn Ingram
Earn Ingram

last shit we have to worry about right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LerpDerp
LerpDerp

 @CDBBZB You realize you're a nut job, correct?  If your children are that half baked (pun), you should shield them from the world even further out of added fear that they may learn something.  The fact that you're even a parent scares me a little. "OBVIOUSLY this guy is a double agent!"  My god you're paranoid and delusional.  I can't believe my civil rights are limited by this stupidity, really. 

Tracie
Tracie

 @mxmx You and your comment are BORING.

CDBBZB
CDBBZB

 @LerpDerp Yes, LerpDerp, I do realize that I'm a nut job. I also realize that I'm paranoid. I'm not sure if I realize I'm delusional, but isn't that the point of being delusional? I also share your frustration. Luckily I work with a lot of young adults. They give me hope for the future - at least on this issue. Still I'm hoping that stupidity doesn't win in the short term.  @_Joe_ Thanks.

_Joe_
_Joe_

 @LerpDerp I suggest you google the word "satire" and then re-read that comment very slowly.

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