Shockingly, Coca-Cola’s beautiful ad celebrating American diversity provoked a storm of haters tweeting that all the non-English speaking voices in the ad should ‘Speak American.’
Coca-Cola aired their new commercial during the Super Bowl, titled “It’s Beautiful,” but it brought out the ugly side of a disgusting number of prejudice commenters on Twitter. The ad was a celebration of American multiculturalism portraying citizens from all different backgrounds — races, ethnicities, skin colors — as well as the first gay family ever to be shown in a Super Bowl ad. Scenes of Americans from all different walks of life were caught on film while “America the Beautiful” was sung in several different languages. It was a touching and inspiring representation of America’s exclusiveness, but the reaction proved that there are still far too many ignorant people out there.
Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl Commercial
We’re completely shocked by the Twitter reaction from the Coke commercial. Not only did people start bashing the company for airing a commercial with different cultures singing in different languages. Then the hashtag “SpeakAmerican” began trending, showing that the people tweeting were not just ignorant but grammatically challenged, since you most Americans speak English, not American.
On a very positive note however, GLADD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) tweeted that this was the first commercial ever airing during the Super Bowl that featured a gay family. So, getting such a negative outpour was really just disgusting.
Watch the ad here, and then read the shocking tweets below.
Coke Commercial Causes Shocking Reactions
Sub yourself coke. We speak American
— Kyle Van Thof (@kvanthof24) February 3, 2014
What was that Coke? This is America. We speak American.
— Scott Cartledge (@ScottCartledge) February 3, 2014
— Nelson Harmon (@nharmon920) February 3, 2014
The commercial with America the Beautiful being sung in so many different languages??? #speakAmerican
— YA BOY TUCKER (@tuckerdavis72) February 3, 2014
Coke having a commercial with an American song in other languages… not cool. Coke. GTFO with that.
— KYBlackoutTFM (@KYBlackout) February 3, 2014
Hey Coke – you’re in America, we speak English. Everyone RT drink Pepsi.
— Frank Miani (@FJM2425) February 3, 2014
— Stephanie Weaver (@stphniwvr) February 3, 2014
Excuse me Coke, but your commercial is insulting, we speak English here #americathebeautiful
— MGoBlue92 (@MGoBlue92) February 3, 2014
Hey Coke, we speak english here Merica dammit
— Zach Smith (@ZachSmith36) February 3, 2014
This is America dammit speak English coke commercial
— PJ Lenhart (@TheyCallMe_Peej) February 3, 2014
Coke lost a lot of drinkers on that one. This is America damnit. We speak English
— Sammy Bacon (@bacon_sam22) February 3, 2014
No Coke, we speak English or gtfo out
— Nikki Sparr (@SoClseYtSoSparr) February 3, 2014
I’m sorry coke but in America we speak English.
— JOHN ROSSI (@JohnRossiSays) February 3, 2014
Never buying a Coke again after that commercial. This is America. Where we speak and sing in ENGLISH!!!
— Tyler Tarbox (@tylertarbox12) February 3, 2014
This is such a stupid commercial. This is America, we speak English. I lost a lot of respect for you coke
— Kyle Smith (@Kylewysong) February 3, 2014
That Coke commercial….we’re America we speak English
— Alyssa Iglewski (@aiglewski) February 3, 2014
That coke commercial has it all wrong, in America we speak English and that’s how it should be
— Nick Baumann (@NickPBaumann) February 3, 2014
The coke commercial really upset me. This is America. Speak English
— James Brady (@jamesbrady4) February 3, 2014
HollywoodLifers — what did you think of the Coke commercial? Are you shocked it caused such outrage? Let us know,
— Emily Longeretta