Along with the commercials that made us laugh and cry, one of last night's Super Bowl ads caused a lot of controversy online.
This Coca-Cola ad featured "America the Beautiful" sung in several different languages:
Several tweets like this one quickly appeared, coming from people who apparently thought the song should only be sung in English.
Super Bowl Coke ad - - I will never drink a Coke product again
— Jerry Stephens (@runlong01) February 3, 2014
— Alexandra Foster (@KAFosterSowell) February 3, 2014
Similar messages have popped up on Coke’s Facebook page, where the video has over 50,000 likes:
Randy Jeffreys Disgraceful... Coke you should be ashamed. I rather her this song in butchered English then it be song in another tongue. How the song was written is how it should be sung.
Gerald Murray You should be ashamed. This is America not a foreign country. You butchered our America the Beautiful"
On the flipside, Coke supporters have been just as vocal:
To every1 who used #SpeakAmerican to oppose the Coke commercial: 1. It's called "English." 2. this is a country of immigrants. Deal with it
— Andrea Garcia-Vargas (@AndreaGarVar) February 3, 2014
If you're tweeting #boycottcoke because they celebrated the diversity of our country, look inward, YOU are what is wrong w/the US. Not them.
— @boopumpkins (@boopumpkins) February 3, 2014
For its part, Coke says it was "simply showing that America is beautiful and Coke is for everyone."
How about you? What's your take?