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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Who gave coke the right to invite the whole world into our country ? I'm pro white too - so deal with it .

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@ Lre

It seems you are pro white trash. Your country? The whole world makes this country. Just evolve dude, in the meantime you can roll yourself on a guaba tree and sleep.

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@ Lre

Lol the whole world lives in our country bro and coke didn't bring em here

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@ Lre

Also pro white, pro English pro hetero, speak English or die motherfuckers, you can stay in your own shithole 3rd world countries too

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@ DicknoseGermanotta

You mean the country you'll invade next to steal petrol from?

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I don't understand the controversy. Can someone who is opposed to the commercial help me understand why you are opposed? I think we as Americans should be proud of the fact that a song that declares this great nation as beautiful is sung in many different languages. Now our National Anthem should not be sung in any other language but English. But America being declared a beautiful country in different languages...I for one was proud.

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@ Don

It supports the rejection of American culture. We are a melting pot, not a distillery. Assimilation is necessary to call yourself an American. It would have been a better commercial if all of those other cultures were singing it in English, or at least attempting to learn to sing it in English. The pot doesn't melt if the ingredients curdle.

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@ Jerome

And another copy and paste....

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It was a great ad, and showcased what makes American strong - the ability to assimilate different cultures into the American melting pot and take the best of all these cultures to make us stronger. The complaints about it being un-American because it isn't all in English is narrow minded and wrong - where did all of you so-called superior white folks come from? You were originally all immigrants, you weren't native to America. America's technological strength today is increasingly coming from the wave of immigrants from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan. It is precisely the ability to absorb people from other countries and cultures into our own that makes us so resilient and strong. I suggest those of you that hate the Coke commercial grow up and join the 21st century.

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Don't you rednecks have anything more important to be outraged about?

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The title of this article should read "Article About Coca Cola Commercial Invents And Stirs Controversy Out Of Nowhere. Patriotic Or Problematic?"

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My recommendation:
Stop drinking Coke, Drink more Bud. They made a commercial that made me proud to be an American.

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IF U NEEDED A REASON TO NEVER DRINK THAT CARCINOGENIC SWILL EVER AGAIN - U GOT IT !!! WE ARE AT WAR FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THIS GLORIOUS WHITE NATION !!! COKE IS DESPERATE FOR BUSINESS .. DESPERATE ENOUGH TO COLLABORATE WITH THE MOST DEADLY OF OUR FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC ENEMIES ... !!! COLLABORATION IS NEVER GOOD .... NOBODY SURVIVES THE ROPE ON ROPE DAY ... A DAY WHICH IS ON THE HORIZON .. PEOPLE NOW KNOW COKE HAS POISONS LIKE PHOSPORIC ACID ... CANCER-CAUSING CARAMEL CHEMICAL COLOR .... PARAPHELNAL TOXICOLOGY ... DEAD RAT FUR . ... SNOT FROM LARGE JEW - ARAB NOSES .... SHIT ..... BUGS . AND THAT'S JUST A PARTIAL LIST OF INGREDIAENTS . COKE SUCKS !!!

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@ (((++@++)))++JOY

Don't forget the amout of Fluoride (rat poison) u ingest from the tap water they use to make the Coke in the US.

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@ (((++@++)))++JOY

And american stupidity at its best.

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@ (((++@++)))++JOY

Race mixing is a disease, if you don't see anything wrong with that shitty commercial you can go suck an illegal aliens cock. Crap a cola will never get another nickel out of me

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@ DicknoseGermanotta

United states of Assholes.

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@ (((++@++)))++JOY

I second that

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@ Lre

Lre and Dicknose, seems like you two ought to get a room

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An American song being sung in other languages is just not appropriate!! This is OUR song in English only. I'm sure other countries have their song to be proud of. This is a melting pot of cultures that is true and to be accepting of others is perfectly fine. DO NOT MESS WITH OUR SONG!!!

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I personally thought Coke's ad was beautiful and heartwarming. It showcased American heritage by recognizing that America is one giant melting pot of cultures that was driven by immigration for the American dream. I might be an "American" but my ancestors were immigrants from all over western Europe that moved here for a better future. For those people to embrace and sing America the Beautiful in their own native language doesn't take away from the meaning of the song or the emotions behind it, for me its has never been better.

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If anyone thinks this is beautiful or doesn't understand the fuss, then I think the tipping point of egalitarianism having replaced the heritage and values of America..

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@ Acelt

the values of America: invade a country and rid it of its natives to claim it its own....Let me think about that for a second.

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