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.
You can watch Coke's Super Bowl ad below:
And apparently that did not sit well with some people on Twitter. #SpeakAmerican instantly started trending on Twitter, and talk of the commercial looked a lot like this:
Coke having a commercial with an American song in other languages... not cool. Coke. GTFO with that.? KYBlackoutTFM (@KYBlackout) February 3, 2014
Nice to see that coke likes to sing an AMERICAN song in the terrorist's language. Way to go coke. You can leave America.? Tyler Wyckoff (@tylerwyckoff24) February 3, 2014
Still confused as to why they were singing about America in all those foreign languages in the Coke commercial. We speak English...? Anna Langley (@annalangleyy) February 3, 2014
Dear Coke commercial.... DO NOT sing my Country's song of Freedom in a different language. ????? Devon Mitchell (@DevvMitchell11) 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.
People complaining about the Cheerios and Coke commercial... I'm sorry did we go back in time to the 50s? Get over it.? Kelly (@Kelly_lynn10) February 3, 2014
That coke commercial made me realize that there are two types of people. 1) true Americans 2) white people who forgot they were Europeans? Coast Life Guy (@coastlifeguy) February 3, 2014
If you're complaining about the biracial Cheerios coulple & the muli-lingual Coke commercial, you can buy a one way ticket back to the 60's? felicia wright (@fleaskeys) February 3, 2014
An interracial couple eating Cheerios and non-English speakers drinking Coke. We're a Benghazi pizza commercial away from a Texas secession.? Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) February 3, 2014
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?