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UNIQLO mixed race family ad ~ Hip, hip, hooray!

Feb 12, 2013

While flipping through an Elle magazine, I came across this UNIQLO ad. And stopped in my tracks. OMG. A mixed race family! Seriously, think about how sad that is that it's remarkable to see in a magazine. I've noticed Cosmo does a good job of mixin up their white couples in their mags, by adding in some black couples. But they never mix up the races. Smiley white chick pairs up with smiley white guy. Pretty black gal pairs with good looking black guy. And it's freaking annoying. You see mixed race couples every day in real life, I'm the product of one, I'm in a relationship that makes up one, but I never see them in magazines. Which is why a UNIQLO ad with some hapa kids make me giddy. I already loved them for their $20 jeggings that fit me like a dream. Now I think I'm smitten.


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7 comments

  1. You do have a very valid point! Perhaps folks like you don't shout aloud enough - or maybe, you should stop supporting products etc. that don't do what Elle did this time around?

    Isobel: www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com

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  2. oh thats cute :) I've seen lots of mix-race couples in magazines and its nice that they keep it diverse. I like it when they have mixed race families + LGBT friendly! That's something you NEVER see.

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  3. A lovely ad, indeed! Refreshing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier- so much appreciated :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  4. that's awesome it's started to be. I'm a sibling of such family (although it's a little even more mixed) and it pains never to see such in magazines.
    thanks for sharing

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  5. amazing!

    thedaydreamings.blogspot.de

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  6. great blog!!
    check out my outfit posts and follow back if you like!
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  7. Love the post!
    I started an online networking community called The Happily Mixed Up Community
    www.happilymixedup.com
    I'm a black women my husband is white, we have three beautiful children together.
    Being that our family is the minority in our suburban neighborhood it's very hard to find other families made up like ours.

    So I created The HMUC so that members can search our network for others living within the same town, city and/or state.
    It makes me happy when I go to the stores and see other mixed race couples and even better an entire family:-) I always hand them a card and invite them to join our network.

    It's important that our children be exposed to and surrounded by families that are visually similar to their own and the children be friends growing up, because those children will be able to relate to and support one another.

    (the hmuc is great for same-sex parents and those who live in rural areas and the suburbs like myself.)

    Forever HappilyMixedUp!

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