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Old 02-04-2014, 02:07 PM   #1
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Coca Cola Superbowl Commercial - Not American Controversy

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During the SuperBowl, the Coca-Cola Company aired a commercial to promote their brand as every other mega corporation who has a few million dollars to blow on a 30 to 60 seconds of television airtime. It was a nice commercial titled “It’s Beautiful” in which American people did American things while the song “America the Beautiful” was sung in the background.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:30 PM   #2
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I thought it was a good commercial. Looks kind of Canadian to me.
That's a good thing. Especially for the US right now.
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As soon as I saw the commercial I knew this would happen. Same for the Cheerios commercial with the inter-racial family

America is a great country with great people, like any other country. But there are a lot of people who are fucking fucked up. Like any other country. The difference is, a lot of these people have a 'voice' now thanks to social media.
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i love the tweets that start with "i'm not racist but..." or end with "i'll probably be called a racist for that even though i'm not"

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The U.S. has directly and indirectly invaded so many countries that singing this song outside of the U.S. would brand you as a traitor.

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Sing America the beautiful in spanish


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I don't think you have to look past the Super Bowl itself to see what america represents. It's kind of sickening to be honest

It's one thing to honor vets etc but the way the armed forces are like intertwined into the whole Super Bowl production to the point where you're just singling out random servicemen in the crowd?

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It always feels so over the top "American" it's laughable watching from the outside
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In the minds of American, aren't people from all over the world supposed to aspire to come to America because it's "the greatest nation on eart"h? Are they not aware that these people come from different cultures and speak different languages?
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I thought I was watching the American version of Canada Day celebrations, in the pre-game show.
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As soon as I saw the commercial I knew this would happen. Same for the Cheerios commercial with the inter-racial family

America is a great country with great people, like any other country. But there are a lot of people who are fucking fucked up. Like any other country. The difference is, a lot of these people have a 'voice' now thanks to social media.
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one of many negatives of social media is it gives the ignorant as loud a voice (if not louder) as the intelligent
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It's funny how people think it's racist to American's if this song is not sang in English, but if you think about it... They are racist for thinking this song is racist.
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It's funny how people think it's racist to American's if this song is not sang in English, but if you think about it... They are racist for thinking this song is racist.
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It's funny how people think it's racist to American's if this song is not sang in English, but if you think about it... They are racist for thinking this song is racist.
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It's funny how people think it's racist to American's if this song is not sang in English, but if you think about it... They are racist for thinking this song is racist.
You can't be racist against a proper noun.

Most of what you are seeing is racism coming from areas of the United States that are closely associated with racism, and within those areas, most people who are complaining are white.

A large percentage of Americans can be identified as being heavily nationalist, though that does not really mean anything in relation to this story until you round up the racist nationalists. Racist nationalists are the ones who you hear saying that the ad was anti-American, they believe that english is the only language that should ever represent America in any sort of public convention or media showcase because they are racists.

While I do believe that learning the official language of a country is important if you are to become a citizen of that country, I do not believe that simply singing a song related to that country in another language is offensive.

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In Canada, this commercial would be welcomed..this just shows Americans don't want to embrace multiculturalism. If anything, they should be proud they are, for lack of a better word, "converting", people of different cultures, to Americans.

Thinking of Richmond, ie the lady who got mad for not being able to order a drink in Mandarin, this reaction from the Americans is a countries version of "first world problems".

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While I do believe that learning the official language of a country is important if you are to become a citizen of that country, I do not believe that simply singing a song related to that country in another language is offensive.
Learning the official language of a country is important.

America however has no official language.
English is just the most predominant language.

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I didn't hear any Native American languages such as Algic or Siouan. That would've made some sense, you think?

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Controversy? Nothing controversial about that if you ask me. Just a handful of ignorant idiots causing a stir over nothing.
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Some Americans are truly the dumbest folk on this planet. Their government is in absolute shambles, the economy continues to shrink and they have a out of control issue with guns and violence but I don't see people going ape shit over any of these issues but it's headline news with people losing their minds threatening to never drink Coke or eat cereal because they have a mixed kid in a cereal ad or god forbid have minorities sing a song which btw was written by a lesbian feminist who defected the republican party because she was discriminated against, talk about the irony eh.

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As soon as I saw the commercial I knew this would happen. Same for the Cheerios commercial with the inter-racial family

America is a great country with great people, like any other country. But there are a lot of people who are fucking fucked up. Like any other country. The difference is, a lot of these people have a 'voice' now thanks to social media.
People have always been this racist. The problem is with Twitter, it gives a medium to have a voice. A voice no one should have ever heard.
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