The Coca-Cola company is no stranger to controversy. Twice now, they’ve aired an ad that features the song “America the Beautiful” sung in different languages. The spot re-aired during the opening ceremony of the Olympics this week, and racists completely lost their minds over it.
Apparently, anyone who speaks a language other than English is a terrorist.
— Right Wing Raven (@KazeSkyz) August 6, 2016
Most of them don’t seem to understand that the United States of America does not have an official language, and that “My Country ‘Tis of Thee’ is a different song than “America the Beautiful.”
— Adjusted Well (@Adjustedwell) August 6, 2016
People who speak other languages are clearly all undocumented immigrants, because it’s not possible to know TWO languages.
— Mike Kansar (@Navionman) August 6, 2016
This one is clearly superior for speaking English when singing a song that wasn’t even featured in the commercial.
This stupid Coca Cola commercial singing God Bless America in different languages ? sing it English you’re in America
— Hannah aDAMczyk (@hannahadamczyk1) August 6, 2016
Somehow, we can’t be unified if we recognize diversity in American culture.
E Pluribus Unam beats multiculturalism #americathebeautiful
— Mike™ (@soldinri) August 6, 2016
The ad was aired simply to attract non-white people, who aren’t intelligent or educated, to buy Coca-Cola products.
— Latina4Trump (@AltProvocatrice) August 6, 2016
Despite the anger and the racist rhetoric that drips from these tweets, the United States of America is a diversely multicultural country that includes heritages from all over the world. Honoring that, especially during the Olympics, is part of what makes this country great.
Approximately twenty percent of all Americans speak a second language, which makes this perfect slam of all the hateful tweets the response that wins the internet.
The true anger isn’t that I want you to speak English, it’s that I mad that I’m not smart enough to speak your language #americathebeautiful
— Manouchka Colon (@Equilateralist) August 7, 2016
See the Coca-Cola ad below:
Featured image screengrab via YouTube