Coca-Cola Super Bowl Ad Spurs Controversy: Patriotic or Problematic?

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Chalk it up to one of the biggest Super Bowl blowouts in history? Maybe? Hopefully?

But the following Coca-Cola commercial, which premiered during Seattle's thrashing  of Denver, is stirring up major controversy online because some critics find it un-American.

The spot features a number of people from different backgrounds singing "America the Beautiful" in different languages, prompting the hashtag #SpeakAmerican to break out on Twitter.

"Coke having a commercial with an American song in other languages... not cool. Coke. GTFO with that," wrote one hater, while another added:

"Still confused as to why they were singing about America in all those foreign languages in the Coke commercial. We speak English..."

Others, meanwhile, see this commercial as being decidedly American, showcasing how the American Dream is specifically tied to the melting pot of such cultures.

This Cheerios commercial, which features a biracial family, is also blowing up the Twitterverse.

React now to the Coca-Cola ad above. How do you feel about it?

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Haha how funny. Americans who are actually leftovers from Europe are actually upset because their 'language' is not spoken and their 'culture' overseen. If you haven't realized it yet, there is European influences all over the US . French, Dutch, German, Italian, Irish, Scottish etc. American culture is just distorted parts of other countries mixed with football and jingoism. So don't get into a fuss and start taking history class.

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@ Platon

100% true! THANK YOU! :)

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The coca cola commercial during the superbowl was beautiful, and perfectly showed what it really means to be an American. It's outrageous that people are being "offended" by something like this that's really not offensive at all. This video perfectly explains why they're wrong and how the commercial was in fact, a really great commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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@ Camille

Well said :)

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i bought my last bottle of coke and all there other products. Let the third world moochers make u rich !

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@ Rosie

'their'. At least try to correctly speak/write the language you defend and you'll sound a bit less dumb.

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I have bought my last bottle of coke and all there other products . Let the foreignors u worship make u rich, u don't have any respect for this country. your a bunch of treasonist S>O>B>s. Rot in hell ! ur money isn't going to do u any good there.

Christian mcghee
@ Rosie

Are you under the impression that America the Beautiful is our national anthem? Is that why your offended? If so then you're whats wrong with this country. Your ignorant.

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@ Rosie

'their', 'foreigners', 'you', 'you're', 'traitors', 'your'.... At least try to correctly speak/write the language you defend and you'll sound a bit less dumb.

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Sell your Coke stock unless the company apologizes. The boycott is just beginning.

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@ cowbulls

I think you really got them scared!

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I don't understand why people are upset. America is a nation made up of multiple nationalities. Maybe we should stop pretending all Americans are Anglo-Saxons.

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@ Youareanidiot

Yes, it is made up of multiple nationalities. Nobody minds that others speak their native tongue. In fact, E Pluribus Unum is Latin. It means "out of many, one" It can't become "one" unless the many assimilate to American culture. This advertisement is regressive to American culture. In order for a nation to progress, it's foreign citizens must support American culture. We are a MELTING POT, not a distillery. We can't become "one" if the ingredients curdle.

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@ Jerome

So you mean that all americans had to assimilate the native indians' culture in the first place?

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@ fg

great answer ! :) i totally agree with you

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whats hilarious is WHITE WOMEN find nothing wrong w/ IR dating/relationships/marriages...WHITE WOMEN are hoodwinked and disturbed.Wake up you imbeciles ALOT of your own men now despise you."Oh look at me im a white girl and im colorblind...blah blah blah im and going to find me a Jerome,Jose and Tyrone cause i want to prove im not a racist",,,,idiots.

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Whenever the liberal-guiltridden-society attempts to diversify something they throw up a white woman and a black man together.They try to push their multicultural dreck on the american public to seperate the white race.Divide and conquer---Isolate and Destroy.They've been doing it since the special civil rights movement.The result is whites (men and women) hating each other...reject and resist the social engineering whites or the white race will go the way of the dinosaur.White is right. White on!

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@ anglo_dude

Why don't you white yourself on to another country. We no longer need people like you keeping us from progress.

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If people actually paid attention to our American culture they would realize we are not like other countries. We are a big melting pot. Look at your ancestry. Most of you are Irish or Italian or Asian etc. And just because our main language is English doesn't mean everyone speaks it. Since we are a melting pot some people still speak Italian or German or Spanish etc. The fact that so many people made a huge deal out of this proves the fact that other countries laugh at our education system. People from outside our country know more about us than we do about ourselves. It's embarrassing.

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@ Shania

Amen sister... Amen.

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@ Shania

Yes, we are a MELTING pot. Not a distillation pot. In order for the melting pot to melt, assimilation is necessary. The phrase in this country that everyone is so familiar with is E Pluribus Unum. Latin, meaning Out Of Many, One. In order to become "ONE", you must become part of the culture. Even the common phrase itself is in another language, we don't have a problem with other languages being spoken. The problem is not learning our language. It would have been a MUCH better commercial if those people went from singing it in their language, to singing it in English. Proving they are making the effort to become American.

Christian mcghee
@ Jerome

Are you under the impression that America the Beautiful is our national anthem? Is that why your offended? If so then you're whats wrong with this country. Your ignorant.

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@ Jerome

someone can easily want to live and work in america, even live the american dream but not want to become american, you know. assimilation is never good in my opinion.

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@ Jerome

Yeah, right so that you would now making fun of foreigners not speaking english correctly instead of realizing that this ad also helped the world understand this song americans hold dear! But they should have known you'd be too close-minded to get it!

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@ Jerome

Jerome, I actually agree... especially with your last sentence.. "Making an effort" Well said

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WTF do you think made this country we live in? Civil rights passed a long time ago. This country is made of diverse groups. Live with it or move!

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@ Spare+me

Yes, it is made up of diverse groups. Diversity is key, and nobody minds that others speak their native tongue. In fact, E Pluribus Unum is Latin. It means "out of many, one" It can't become "one" unless the many assimilate to American culture. This advertisement is regressive to American culture. In order for a nation to progress, it's citizens must identify themselves as American. We are a MELTING POT, not a distillery.

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@ Jerome

Copy and paste king who doesn't even write properly in his own language. 'it's citizens'... Well done!

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@ fg

he probably needs to ASSIMILATE the english language ;)