Low lives took to twitter last night to spew ignorant and racist comments over Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad which depicted a diversified America (the reality) while America The Beautiful was sang in many different languages during the clip. The commercial also feature a real life gay male couple and their children. However surprisingly enough, it was the song not be sung in English that got the haters mad, not the gay couple. Although I’m sure Tony Perkins, Brian Brown and all the other hate group leaders will be taking aim soon enough at Coke once their nooner circle jerk is over.
TIME Magazine recaps the reaction:
Coca Cola’s entry into the Super Bowl ad campaign had a message that was, as it were, Coke Classic: it celebrated the many kinds, colors, lifestyles and origins of Americans who are nonetheless one. Over a scene of these many Americans, it played a patriotic song: not the National Anthem, but the more accessible, singable “America the Beautiful.” It showed us a panoply of American faces, young, old, brown, white, straight, gay (it included what are said to be the first gay parents depicted in a Super Bowl ad), in cowboy hats and hijabs, playing, eating, and exploring all-American vistas. It was that last aspect that unfortunately, brought out America the Ugly, at least on some parts of the Internet. “WTF?” asked one post on Twitter. “@CocaCola has America the Beautiful being sung in different languages in a #SuperBowl commercial? We speak ENGLISH here, IDIOTS.” Some of the vitriol may have been satire for all I know, but there was much too much for that to explain all of the “English or GTFO” sentiment–not all of it in impeccable English itself. To wit: “Dear @CocaCola : America the beautiful is sang in English. Piss off. #DontFuckWithUs.” (To be fair, not every Tweet brought up by a search on “Coca Cola English” agreed: “Coca Cola brings the commercial of the night: America the Beautiful sung in Spanish, English, Arabic, and other languages. Beautiful.”)
ps. America was founded by immigrants. And unless you are Native American, we are all “immigrants”
Americablog has all the nasty tweets if you are so inclined.
via Joe. My. God.: Gay Family Featured In Coke Super Bowl Ad, Bigots Attack Over Spot’s Music.