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Super Bowl Ad Uproar.
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First I turned off the SB after 8-0 in one of the worst Super Bowls ever! Nothing to take away from the Seahawks they did what their job! However along with the win comes the uproar about the Coke Super Bowl Commercial with America The Beautiful song

You know wiih all of the PC that goes on maybe some things should be left alone IMO.


Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad: Can you believe this reaction?

Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad has sparked both outrage and kudos on Twitter and Facebook.

The ad, entitled "It's Beautiful," features the patriotic song "America the Beautiful" sung in eight languages. The ad shows people of different ethnicities.USA Today


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/02/03/coca-cola-ad-super-bowl-racism/5177463/
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I think people are overreacting. I thought the song sounded quite nice, regardless of language.
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The people upset with this commercial are some of the people that make America a bad country, honestly. They are the 'pro-American' people who are actually, ironically, quite un-American when you break things down. I read some of the tweets. Typical garbage you see from these people when you read things like "Uh, this is AMERICA where we speak ENGLISH" and "Ugh, Coca Cola company is so anti-American, I'm never buying coke again!".

The coca cola ad shows people of multiple ethic groups singing America the Beautiful in different langauges, but all of them are American citizens singing the song, with the message that America is the melting pot of the world, we are the most diverse nation in the world, and that should be seen as a beautiful and great thing. Now these bigots may not agree with that last part (and they are self-centered bigots for disagreeing), but they can't deny that America IS the greatest melting pot of all the nations in the world, and IS the most diverse nation in the world ethnically and culturally.
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I thought the ads were pretty crappy this year. The only three that I enjoyed were the Jaguar British villains, Full House Greek yogurt, and the Doritos time machine.
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Seriously? People are throwing a fit because a soda advertisement wasn't entirely in English? That's...pretty sad.
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I thought this ad was very nice. It made me smile.

My ignoramous of a brother, on the other hand, yelled at our television to "speak English, motherfucker!" I'm just glad he didn't catch the gay couple. I might have lost my temper.

Anyone who has such a negative reaction to this ad is repulsive and should educate themselves on how diverse our nation really is.
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I thought it was wonderful and that its great that Coke made the commercial despite probably knowing that there would be backlash from, y'know, ever-dutiful "Americans" who can't appreciate cultural diversity and the fact that Coke is an international company.........
So yeah. I enjoyed it.
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Aokidanza wrote:

I thought this ad was very nice. It made me smile.

My ignoramous of a brother, on the other hand, yelled at our television to "speak English, motherfucker!" I'm just glad he didn't catch the gay couple. I might have lost my temper.

Anyone who has such a negative reaction to this ad is repulsive and should educate themselves on how diverse our nation really is.


Wait, there was a gay couple in that same ad?

If so, wait until the bigots catch wind of them. Their anger will rise 200%!


Fuck 'em lolol
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I thought it was wonderful
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The most ironic thing is, that although some states in America have designated English as their language, America as a whole has now official language.
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'Murica has no official language, and is a country founded upon the mingling of cultures. Americans have never spoken one language altogether; even when it was just Native Americans, the tribes had their own language.
Posted 2/3/14
I am not surprised by the demeanor of certain people anymore and it should not surprise anyone else as well.
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http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/75447787843/speak-english-racist-revolt-as-coca-cola-airs#notes

HERE IS MOAR POSTS

I WUV DIS COUNTRY

BUT WHO DEEZ PPL WHY DEY MAD
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I was born in Mexico and raised in the United States (became a citizen last year ), and was very surprised to hear the spanish lyrics after the initial english introduction. However, my only thought was: I wonder if they'll include some Japanese as well? Random, I know.

Anyhow, it was just a commercial...didn't recognize any Japanese words though.
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Dubnoman wrote:

The people upset with this commercial are some of the people that make America a bad country, honestly. They are the 'pro-American' people who are actually, ironically, quite un-American when you break things down. I read some of the tweets. Typical garbage you see from these people when you read things like "Uh, this is AMERICA where we speak ENGLISH" and "Ugh, Coca Cola company is so anti-American, I'm never buying coke again!".

The coca cola ad shows people of multiple ethic groups singing America the Beautiful in different langauges, but all of them are American citizens singing the song, with the message that America is the melting pot of the world, we are the most diverse nation in the world, and that should be seen as a beautiful and great thing. Now these bigots may not agree with that last part (and they are self-centered bigots for disagreeing), but they can't deny that America IS the greatest melting pot of all the nations in the world, and IS the most diverse nation in the world ethnically and culturally.


I always get concerned when Americans (OR Germans, OR French, OR my own countrymen) start to praise themselves in terms of most, first, best. Sorry, no one's perfect and we're talking about abstract concepts that are difficult to quantify. The United States better than her critics give her credit for, and I have no doubt she does better at many of those things than say... one of those older European countries that thinks race/linguistic group equals nationality or some third world dictatorship. but please.... when you claim first place for yourself on abstract value judgements to which almost every liberal democracy aspires, you are insulting everyone else who thinks they know a thing or two about diversity or freedom that your nation doesn't always seem to,

Anyhow aside from that nitpick, I think you're pretty much right. "Speak English or go home? really?" it's not like the singers or those complaining happen to be nurses in a hospital whose business is to communicate clearly about patient's lives. (one reason I can't work in Quebec. Conversational french just doesn't cut it in a technical specialty) They're just signing a song. (I wonder how many of those complaining have no problem watching anime, or listening to Ramstein?) If you can't have freedom of expression in the arts then what does your 'freedom' actually mean?

speaking of french... is it okay to speak it in Louisiana? (named after Louis XIV don't you know)


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