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Atlanta anchor's response to Coke ad goes viral

  • Local news anchor sounds off about Coca-Cola ad controversy
  • Her video garnered 6.4 million shares on Facebook

When WXIA-TV news anchor Brenda Wood decided to share her views about a Coca-Cola ad that aired during the Super Bowl, she said she was "flabbergasted" by the response.

Coke's “It's Beautiful” ad features families of different ethnicities, even a gay family, singing in different languages. 

However, backlash grew over the ad with many suggesting the song should only be sung in English. Wood later offered her commentary to the backlash on 11Alive and the video went viral! She talks with HLN’s Lynn Berry about her editorial.

Read more: Coke's Super Bowl commercial stirs the melting pot

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