I knew when we saw this Coke commercial during the Super Bowl that Right Wing Heads were Splodin' all over the country, and Twitter proved that to be true. Americans not speaking perfect English? America the Beautiful in other languages! The horror! I want my country back!!! Some of them were so filled with hatred and apoplexy that they forgot that our National Anthem is "The Star-Spangled Banner" and not "America the Beautiful." Oops.
And American History Alert - the Spaniards were here before the British!
If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing 'American the Beautiful' in English in a commercial during the Super Bowl, by a company as American as they come — doggone we are on the road to perdition.
~ Former Rep. Allen West
As far as the executives at Coca Cola are concerned, however, the United States of America is no longer a nation ruled by the Constitution and American traditions in which English is the language of government. It is not a nation governed in the Anglo-American tradition of liberty. It is instead a nation governed by some all inclusive multi-cultural synthesis of the various forms of government in the world, as expressed by the multiple languages used in the Super Bowl ad to sing a uniquely American hymn that celebrates our heritage.
COCA-COLA's FACEBOOK Page Inundated With Criticism Over Multilingual 'America, The Beautiful… http://t.co/VqoqVbPueV— Drudge Report Feed (@drudgefeed) February 3, 2014
Well I'm not drinking coke again— John Dietrich (@Johnny_D_04) February 3, 2014
Very liberal commercial #ThanksObama— Jake Hughes (@Jbaybay23) February 3, 2014
Super Bowl Coke ad - - I will never drink a Coke product again— Jerry Stephens (@runlong01) February 3, 2014
Fuck this commercial, this is America and if you dont speak English then get the hell out!!— cole knox (@cknox03) February 3, 2014
It's 'you're.' RT @scalpempt: If your gonna sing America the Beautiful, it better be in English— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) February 3, 2014
Hey Coke... pic.twitter.com/rVGHVvca6b— American Nation (@KeepAmericaUSA) February 3, 2014
They don't even know the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/7kpVHgIX8W— jamie (@gnuman1979) February 3, 2014
The #fuckcoke hashtag made me realize that there are actually people on Earth who think "American" is a language— Leonardo Di Caprio (@_ILLTECH) February 3, 2014
The irony is that the people shouting "Speak English #fuckcoke" on twitter today barely have a loose grasp on the language themselves.— Boogie2988 (@Boogie2988) February 4, 2014
Certainly hope the Coke-hating, Cheerios-hating teabags like their Italian pizza with American cheese.— Barracks O'Bama (@P0TUS) February 4, 2014
Seriously, I doubt Coke cares about being boycotted by people tweeting things like “respect are country” & “your in America.” #SpeakAmerican— Schmendrick (@ATLGreg1) February 3, 2014
No coincidence: ALL of bios I checked of those mad about Coke ad mention patriotism, conservatism,Christianity, NRA and/or 2nd Amendment.— KennyKwik (@KwikWarren) February 3, 2014
Coke should have known better than to highlight diversity. MSNBC should apologize.— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) February 3, 2014
Twitter is full of tweets from people whose grandparents couldn't speak English mad about a Coke commercial that used other languages. Neat.— Glen Dening (@ACoupleThoughts) February 3, 2014