If you’re a human being you might say to yourself “that was a decent commercial, what’s the big deal?” But if you’re a vile monster void of emotion and compassion you might have realized that America the Beautiful was sung in MULTIPLE LANGUAGES. DEAR GOD, NO. Some people were pissed it was not sung in ENGLISH.
I thought the commercial was endearing and appealing, and the various languages added to that—this was the world, in effect, embracing America and American ideals.
If anything, it was too romantic.
These nativists and xenophobes who attack Coke for this commercial strike me as living in a fantasy world divorced from reality. Immigrants always have brought their culture with them, and it was often the 2nd generation that was first to learn English. This was just as true in the 1800s as it is today. The notion that this ad somehow endorses the notion that immigrants should never ever learning English is ludicrous. But then when has that ever stopped fools from expressing their ignorance?
And I don’t drink Coke. Can’t stand the stuff.