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Coca-Cola's multilingual Super Bowl ad is driving Twitter xenophobes crazy

Apparently singing "America the Beautiful" in multiple languages is worthy of a boycott


Elias Isquith
February 3, 2014 6:30AM (UTC)

Coca-Cola's big Super Bowl ad this year featured a rendition of "America the Beautiful" sung in multiple languages, alongside sweeping images of America's landscape and its people.

It was extremely patriotic, wholesome, and altogether unobjectionable in every way.

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Cue xenophobes on Twitter threatening to boycott Coke in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

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For what it's worth, part of the reason the #boycottcoke hashtag took off was righteous tweeters trolling xenophobes like the ones above. So we're not all terrible.

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And here's the 60-second version of the ad, in case you missed it:


Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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