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Coke's Super Bowl spot stirs the melting pot

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  • Commercial features 'America the Beautiful' sung in many languages
  • Ad also depicts same-sex couple
Coke's America the Beautiful Super Bowl spot causes twitter outrage

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.

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:

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?

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