Coke's 'America the Beautiful' commercial causes online protest

Julianne Cassidy

Coke's 'America the Beautiful' commercial causes online protest

Julianne Cassidy
CREATED Feb. 2, 2014

#SpeakEnglish was the instant Twitter backlash of Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" Super Bowl commercial.

The commercial itself is titled "It's Beautiful" and it features "America The Beautiful" sung in English before trailing off in a multicultural rendition including Arabic, Hindi and Tagalog. 

It's also the first Super Bowl commercial to feature a gay couple.

But the spot brough out the Internet's ugly side with comments ranging from some saying that "terrorists" were singing America's song, to others vowing to forever turn to Pepsi instead. One united opinion among the haters was that "We (as Americans) speak English."

Is American life not a diverse melting pot? Should American songs only be sung in English? Watch above and comment below.

 

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