Who knew a Coke commercial could cause such an uproar?
Coca-Cola aired a Super Bowl commercial titled "It's Beautiful," with a simple premise: scenes from American life (families, pool parties, road trips, what have you) with "America the Beautiful" playing in the background. The twist? The patriotic tune was sung in different languages.
And apparently that did not sit well with some people on Twitter. #SpeakAmerican instantly started trending on Twitter.With all the noise on Twitter either applauding or criticizing the commercial, viewers might have missed this historic moment:
What did you think of Coke's "America the Beautiful" commercial?
Coke having a commercial with an American song in other languages... not cool. Coke. GTFO with that.— KYBlackoutTFM (@KYBlackout) February 3, 2014
Can't believe Coke just committed corporate suicide during the Super Bowl.— Marc Mahnke (@MarcMahnke) February 3, 2014
Dear Coke, Your commercial is a slap to the faces of my Italian and Finnish ancestors who came here & learned English. #AmericaIsBeautiful— Richard Chase (@BornUnderReagan) February 3, 2014
Of course, not everyone shared that opinion. Twitter was also flooded with people expressing frustration over the tweets bashing the Coke commercial.
Disgusted and saddened at the ignorance prompted by cocacola’s #americaisbeautiful commercial but not at all surprised.— Daniel A (@dgapix) February 3, 2014
The best part of this super bowl is Coke losing a million racist customers.— r murph's horcrux (@iamthattgirl) February 3, 2014