I’m having trouble believing how many people out there are soiling their Depends at the absolutely beautiful Coca Cola ad that aired during the Super Bowl last night, celebrating the diverse cultures of one America. Really.
When the spot aired, my first reaction was, “Oh how gorgeous!” I not only love the song “America the Beautiful,” but to have it sung in different languages, while celebrating our one United States, I thought was a wonderful idea!
How can anyone not like this spot?
It celebrates the diverse cultures that is America.
It commemorates the numerous heritages of our great nation.
It shows a beautiful nation honored in various languages, by diverse backgrounds religions and nationalities (all united by the crass commercialism of a sugared, fattening soft drink, but hey… it’s a bit of Americana, right?).
How anyone could complain about this is beyond me, but complain they did.
— Saved By The Blood (@vonzion) February 4, 2014
Way to totally destroy what could have been a good commercial. It is a disgrace. English is the language of America. Read it, write it, speak it, or go home. Don’t like my thoughts…. Don’t read em.
Reply · 140 · Like · Follow Post · Yesterday at 8:36pmDavid Ray · Waxahachie, Texas
Screw Coke! I’ll never drink another one.
Reply · 78 · Like · Follow Post · Yesterday at 9:03pm
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These have got to be some of the most ignorant things I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading! And as an immigrant to this country – one who does speak English, but has not forgotten her heritage or her native language – I’m embarrassed to be a citizen of the same nation as you!
Love for this nation does not preclude honoring one’s heritage and culture.
Respect for our country’s unity does not preclude speaking one’s own language in addition to English.
The ad is not offensive, and it’s certainly not divisive.
What, exactly, is divisive about singing a patriotic song in a different language – a song about the beauty of America – a song about the love for this country – a love held by every immigrant from every nation who came here looking for opportunities and freedoms?
What, exactly, is offensive about expressing your love for this resplendent nation in your native tongue, while honoring her beauty?
And by the way…
“AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” IS NOT OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM, YOU DROOLING, CRETINOUS, ILLITERATE DILDOS!
The ad is a celebration of everything that makes us Americans.
The reactions are an unfortunate reminder that some people just need a remedial history class.