Earlier today, I posted a link on Facebook to a page that listed a bunch of tweets made by a bunch of idiots complaining about the Coca-Cola ad that ran during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday night. If you don’t know about it, the ad was basically the generic shots of America we came to expect while “America the Beautiful” was sung over the shots, but instead of English, it was sung in various other languages as well. This is to symbolize that America is made of different cultures and races, which is what makes the United States of America as great of a country as people say, it’s all inclusive. People from different parts of the world can come to this great land and they won’t be ran out because they speak a different language, practice a different religion, or have a different skin color.
Well, some mouth breathers went on Twitter, Facebook, what have you, and started an uproar of anger at this idea that the song “America the Beautiful” should be sung in English because the only people who should live in ‘Murica must speak ‘Murican. Even Fox News anchors have gotten their panties in a twist because of this. Here are some of the tweets people made, just so you can get an idea of how ridiculous this outcry is. (WARNING: Strong language is ahead):
That coke commercial sucked. Mexicans, terrorists, jews, and niggers are not “American”.
Welcome to America now speak English #FuckCoke
Coke your in America where we speak American
I’ll NEVER another Coke after that heinous un-American commercial. I’m utterly disgusted.
Still pissed about the coca cola commercial. Get out of America you asswholes.
I love the fact that some of these people can’t even use write English correctly, but I digress.
My two big problems with this are as follows: First, for everyone complaining about them not speaking English, you do know your ancestors were probably from a non-English speaking country and when they first arrived they didn’t speak a lick of English, right? And for those who have a lineage in America before the founding of America, I got news for you: Your ancestors were illegal immigrants. Seriously, how can these morons think that everything ever in America had to be English or bust? What about Native Americans? Shouldn’t they have to relocate to another country if they don’t speak your almighty “white American English”?
Second, I think Alex Goodlive put it best in his latest episode of Jaded Hope, (where he talked about this hoopla) why is this even a big deal? There is so much injustice, violence, poverty, suffering, and pain going on in the world, and the one thing that get’s a cactus up your ass is 30 second commercial promoting and glorifying diversity in your country? “Oh, looks like India’s rape rate has skyrocketed in the past 5 years. That’s nice. WHAT!?!??! Coke ran an ad during the AMERICAN SUPER BOWL that had a patriotic song sung in a foreign language? GOES TU TWATTER! HATE FUK U COKE YOU COMMYS! WE SPAK INGLIS HERE! #BOYCOTTCOKE #PEPSIFUREVAR”
What’s the lesson to take from all of this? That 46 years after Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, people still are ignorant asstards who thought that the song sung was the National Anthem and consider this a reason to try and petition Coke to leave the United States.