Coke’s Multi-Lingual ‘America the Beautiful’ Ad Causing Controversy. Haters Come Out.
At least one Super Bowl ad has created some controversy. Coca-Cola’s commercial featured a mix of Americans – including whites, blacks, browns, straights and gays – singing “America the Beautiful.”
Some of those in the spot sing in languages other than English and apparently that hit a sore spot with some.
Hateful messages on Twitter included, “WTF @CocaCola has America the Beautiful being sung in different languages in a #SuperBowl commercial? We speak ENGLISH here, IDIOTS.” Another said, “Dear @CocaCola : America the beautiful is sang in English. Piss off. #DontF@#*kWithUs.”
Not everyone, however, greeted the ad with hate. One user posted, “Coca Cola brings the commercial of the night: America the Beautiful sung in Spanish, English, Arabic, and other languages. Beautiful.”
People got offended over a commercial? Really?? This one (one of MANY) seemed to bury the product they were pitching which was confusing to our group watching the game, but I can’t say anyone seemed offended. Are people getting a little too touchy or do they have a legitimate beef? Watch the video and see for yourself.
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