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Coca-Cola Super Bowl Ad: Multilingual ad causes controversy (Video of ad)

The Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad aired Sunday evening on Fox got quite a reaction from persons on social media – Twitter and Facebook. The Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad was extremely simplistic, yet eye-catching and set musically to a familiar tune – “America, the Beautiful.” The controversy was over the patriotic song being sung in a variety of languages. According to a host of sources, including Huffington Post on Monday morning, the controversy over the ad continues.

Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad 2014
Fox screenshot

On social media’s Twitter web site, the hashtags #boycottcoke went wild – and was still active on Monday morning. However, by Monday morning, much of the #boycottcoke hashtagging was done in support of Coca-Cola and questioning why the Super Bowl ad for Coca-Cola bothered so many people.

Those supporting the ad feel that a multicultural and multilingual ad is appropriate for America as they believe America to truly be a melting pot of immigrated nationalities that have ended up in the nation. Others, however, feel English is the primary language and should be honored or projected – even though the United States has not designated English as its official language.

The controversy goes on as some criticize the ad while others – though short of praising it – are not concerned about the multi-language presentation of “America, the Beautiful.”