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The Coca-Cola Super Bowl Commercial that pissed off so many people

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+35 1. dave9191 commented 7 years ago

Can someone explain to me why people were pissed off by this?

For a country that didn't even exist 240 years ago I think it show a wonderful multicultural tolerant beautiful place.
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+19 2. tsar911 commented 7 years ago

Absolutely inspirational! I come from South Asia where in last few hundred years ethnic and religions discriminations have divided and driven people apart - and to see this inspiration of multi-ethnic unity is just amazing.

Well done coke! (also it's a really good advertisement idea)
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+7 3. PaterSin commented 7 years ago

and this is pissing people off because? don't get it.
Americans are children I guess ;)
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+8 4. MakeTnotWar commented 7 years ago

America! America! God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with BROTHERHOOD from sea to shining sea!
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+25 5. velana commented 7 years ago

It is pissing "Americans" off because it's not sung in english...

it's just plain stupid

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+5 6. havix1 commented 7 years ago

I fell bad, I can only speak English.
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+11 7. dave9191 commented 7 years ago

#5 Thanks for that. I had no idea what all the fuss was about.

Whats wrong with singing a song in another language? After all 1 in 5 Americans don't speak English.
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+7 8. Pyranthos commented 7 years ago

I'm American, and the only thing that pisses me off about this video, besides #3's derogatory comment, is the fact that it gives the ignorant racists the limelight. Make no mistake though, just because some are too ignorant to appreciate it does not mean we all are.

To call Americans children, or otherwise put us down because some vocal morons chose bitch about this video, is equally as ignorant as those that are butt-hurt about this video. Or do you think all Americans are shallow, ignorant racist douche-bags? If so, think again.

and some of those comments in #5s link.. Yea, there are those here in America that need to evolve, as proven by their posts, but that rings true everywhere.
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+27 9. deadhorse commented 7 years ago

The song was written by a lesbian.

English is a British language.

All United States Americans are immigrants.

The term "Americans" refers to anyone living in North or South America.

I don't think Coke could have foreseen this type of controversy, I think they were genuinely trying to do something good.

Patriotism for the USA isn't just for people who speak English.

If we can't realize that the United States is what it is because of our diversity, we are too far gone.

People will complain about any damn thing these days. Too much time on their hands I suppose.
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+14 10. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

That would be like singing "God save the Queen" in Bengali...or similar.
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+2 11. Dennyboy commented 7 years ago

Oh yes, America, not one of our better ideas. Perhaps we should colonise it again? :D
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+11 12. therob42 commented 7 years ago

What most Americans forget is that the people that were here before us didn't speak English either.
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+1 13. blue_alien commented 7 years ago

Well, I don't mind someone singing "Gorda Stara Planina" (I couldn't write that in Cyrillic) in any language but Bulgarian if they are doing it out of their heart.
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+2 14. Kenuty commented 7 years ago

Had to long in to comment, The fact that this country is made up of so many culture and ethnicity. I saw those tweets and how people are saying HEY this commercial sucks we SPEAK ENGLISH only!, sure among each other but there are people who don't speak only English but many different languages also and this video shows the beauty of it. I find it that some people should look deeper and notice the people around them. The reactions are hilarious.

With haters sitting around still hating, Coke doing this and Pepsi being pro gay, soon they will have NOTHING TO DRINK hahaha.
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+6 15. Malakyte commented 7 years ago

A wide country with some narrow minded people... :S
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-6 16. fixento2 commented 7 years ago

A country that was founded on narrow minded people with a cause of liberty and freedom. Perhaps we can continue to promote ethic-ism and at the same time shout out against racism. We had better stand as Americans and have a singular purpose of freedom and liberty. I damn sure don't need a corporation in for the profits that started selling a cocaine laced drink to tell me what this country is about, F.., Coke I'll never by a product of their again.

The language is English and Americans don't talk like we have a corn cob up our arse. I don't give a damn who wrote the song and there were 10 million people living here who had discovered it 14,000 years ago before Europe found it where here. Many people had found it long before a lost European.
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+5 17. Zebulun commented 7 years ago

Well said #8.
#15, Don't you find that in every country?
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+7 18. Pizzathehutt26 commented 7 years ago

I liked America when I visited it but the coke tastes awful, they use corn syrup and it doesn't taste the same as Australian coke. For some reason they drive on the wrong side of the road as well ;)
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-8 19. braveheart2052 commented 7 years ago

English mo fo`s English ! or get the hell outta the country !
I`m glad I always`s hated coke ! :S :S :S
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+1 20. yorfo commented 7 years ago

This a good commercial for Pepsi so! :P
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+3 21. tiggfigg commented 7 years ago

They took our jubes.
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+1 22. archis commented 7 years ago

Correct me if I am wrong but America begins Argentina and Chile in the south and ends with Canada and Alaska in the north. :D
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0 23. orion commented 7 years ago

The only objectional thing here is the choice of music. The commercial itself is actually pretty boring. I didn't even know what bothers people so much until I read the comments. But then again, I'm not an american, so what do I know.
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+4 24. ImprsdBySmartVid commented 7 years ago

Coca-cola may lost some true haters and racists, but also regain some customers in the vast majority of non-racists and openminded people. I bet the haters are a minority else Coke would have made another choice of advertisement!!! They don't do that kind of campaign without thinking a lot and without extensive testing work, billions of dollars are in stake...
With this in mind, even the haters made a good buzz for Coca-cola, even it's against their will!
See, we all had had a look to this advert and saw who is against.
Very very well done.
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+6 25. nomaddaf commented 7 years ago

My question is simple. I have no problem with this commercial, but I would like to know how this commercial would go over in most of the other countries if their anthem was sung in anything other than their native language. Would they even allow it to aired? Most of the detractors of this video are from places that would have to OK this with the government before airing And it would not make it.
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+1 26. fjwjr commented 7 years ago

It's really very simple. This is a song that is so loved in America that there was a movement to make it the national anthem. In the entire world there are only about 6 countries with multilingual national anthems. So, unless you come from one of those countries, kindly shut up. And if you are from one of those countries, lets hear you start talking smack about the other 190.
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+1 27. loadrunner commented 7 years ago

And again, the commercial has nothing to do with Coca Cola itself. It is just a drink, it has nothing to do with emotions or happyness.
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+4 28. jamesd commented 7 years ago

Had to log in just to rate this up.
Can you say "Melting Pot"? Forget for a minute it's a commercial, it's a well done piece and a nice idea.

Haven't had a Coke in years but I think I'll go get a couple of liters just to tick off the knee-jerk bigots here.
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+1 29. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#22 Ok,I will....
The ONLY country known as "America" is the USA. The other sovereign countries you mentioned are parts of the continent of South America, and Canada is a country in the upper part of the North American continent. See the difference? ;)
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+4 30. arakawa commented 7 years ago

#29 , I just wanted to confirm something. You are joking, correct?
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-1 31. EDMPingu commented 7 years ago

The people kicking off about this, still have no idea what an anthem is.. The song these are singing is " America the beautiful " where the actual anthem is " Star spangled banner " heh, i just don't see the problem.
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+1 32. imagic commented 7 years ago

alway's funny to see the stupid part of america writing that another language is a terrorist language, gladly there are a lot of smart people there who know how stupid the stupid part of their country is. but then, every country have their own stupid people. i hope one day the ones who wrote those stupid things ( as in the link #5 provided ud so kindly ) will realize that they are the most dangarous terrorists of this world.
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+5 33. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#30 Are you an idiot? What I said is perfectly true. What other "country" is known as America? Are you European or something ,or you just don't recognize the difference between a country and a continent.
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+4 34. jackDjohnson commented 7 years ago

I thought the commercial was Beautiful !! People of all colors and races coming together to sing a Beautiful song.. If its seen as anything else then your over seeing the beauty of Gods people and there talents !! ;)
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+2 35. librabooks commented 7 years ago

I think all the hype is about one certain language that's missing from the others. You know, the one that's spoken by those same hate-mongers that are pissed about the song? The one that they diligently bellow at the top of their lungs at 3am, while draped in an American flag, after a night of drinking and NASCAR, with beer bottles in hand and looking for a fight with anybody that even resembles another ethnicity. Drunken-ese! They should have thrown in a bunch slurred gibberish and loud rants so that these people didn't feel so left out! :D
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-1 36. TesticleTom commented 7 years ago


1. It's a commercial, that's all. It's designed to persuade people to part with their money for shit. Commercials are not beautiful.
2. The people of all colours and races only came together because that's what that they were paid to do. It's a job. Do you understand?
3. God doesn't exist. It's a myth that was invented to suppress and control people like.... you.
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+3 37. sunnydaze4me commented 7 years ago

#9 I doubt any Canadians, Brazilians, Colombians,Peruvians, etc ever refer to themselves as Americans.
A person born in this country is not considered an immigrant even though their parents may be if they
moved here from another country.
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-1 38. LightAng3l commented 7 years ago

My head hurts thinking about the low IQ levels of some Americans... (mind you I said SOME)
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+2 39. deadhorse commented 7 years ago

#37 This thread of comments and the controversy surrounding this commercial pretty much sums up what the last line of my post said and generally what I was trying to get across:

Feuding about semantics and trivial differences is petty and ignorant. People need to wake up and realize that they are being fed their "opinions".

Unfortunately, I think it is too late.

I'll give you a vote up for engaging in conversation though. :)
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+3 40. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#39 What country are you really from? I do not believe you are from the land of the Afghans unless you are there on "vacation" with the armed forces of the US or UK.
+1 on your last comment.
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+2 41. deadhorse commented 7 years ago

#40 :) I'm American. ;)
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-1 42. EDMPingu commented 7 years ago

Wow , i see the Americans really did get butthurt by my previous comment lol.. P/S it's ok, you can be upset, although nobody outside of the US cares or understands why =]
P.S America the beautiful isn't your anthem, it's just a SONG.
Your anthem, is Star spangle banner, now go grip your pillow tight, and weep.
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+2 43. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#42 Didn't you just say all that in your last post?
And just like your last post,this one of yours is also irrelevant.

#11 You guys tried that back in 1812. It did not go well for you.
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-2 44. TesticleTom commented 7 years ago

#43 Wars don't always go according to plan.
And since we're mentioning dates, I seem to recall that 1956 didn't go too well for you guys.
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+4 45. mikeab commented 7 years ago

Coke knew exactly what kind of reaction they'd get. Controversy like this makes for free publicity - just look at all the coments on here and the fact it was actualy posted, and accepted, on to Snotr.
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+2 46. draxenn commented 7 years ago

1812? It didn't go that well for you either.

Regardless. People need to learn to get upset over things that really deserve it. A commercial of not your anthem sung in different language? Not something to get worked up over.
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0 47. UckFaOuYa1134 commented 7 years ago

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted. one moment Would you capture it or just let it slip? His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop bombs, But he keeps on forgetting what he wrote down, The whole crowd goes so loud He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out He's choking how, everybody's joking now The clock's run out, time's up, over, bloah! Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He's so mad, but he won't give up that Easy, no He won't have it, he knows his whole back's to these ropes It don't matter, he's dope He knows that but he's broke He's so stagnant, he knows When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's Back to the lab again, yo This whole rhapsody He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him
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+5 48. Sizzlik (admin) commented 7 years ago

#47 And what does this commercial got to do with eminem?
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+3 49. Micco commented 7 years ago

This is THE BEST add coca cola ever made. Look at all the attention they got :)) 48 post on Snotr only, were the late average is 5 post per video. As someone might say: "There is no bad publicity."

#9 ""I don't think Coke could have foreseen this type of controversy, I think they were genuinely trying to do something good.""

Really? To sell cokes, more like it :)) ever think about that? If you guys bought in all the "America is beautiful" ... you forget that this is a
Super Bowl Commercial...

All i see there is:To all the americans, no matter what language you speak, Buy coca cola.
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+2 50. deadhorse commented 7 years ago

#49 I'm not a passive viewer, just commenting on the absurdity of it all.

You might be right, but occasionally I like to think not ALL advertising is as corrupt as I fear it is.

To sell MORE cokes? Coke doesn't need to advertise. There are plenty enough addicts to keep them in business for the next thousand years.
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-5 51. TesticleTom commented 7 years ago

#50. Have you never heard of Pepsi?
In taste test after taste test, Pepsi scores higher than Coke.
Coke know it, and they're scared shitless of losing market share to Pepsi.
And that is why they bombard the gullible fizzy drink buying public with their brain numbing ads in an effort to persuade people to buy more of their shit.

Get back to me if you're still confused.
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+2 52. EDMPingu commented 7 years ago

America, showing its true face. I'm out, not wasting my time on trivial childish nonsense. For a country born on mass genocide ( that you actually celebrate lol ), in a foreign land, where none spoke English, yet you complain that a " company " gets other languages to sing a song, is insulting to those who took the time to sing it. You really don't like languages other than English do you #43 , racism is strong everywhere.
Muricuh, proving multiculturalism simply isn't working yet for those " special few ", but insist singing" God bless Americuh " at every opportunity. ( Actually, the acts of a few do not represent the masses so i should be more accurate, my bad. )
Grow up.
Quit your crying, other people who are legitimately in " your " country, and have the right to love it as much as anyone else, regardless of language barriers. The song is called " America the beautiful ", not " America the beautiful, this song can only be sung in English as not to offend the foreigners that founded it " ( See what i did there? )
The only country on earth, around for 250 years, and at war for 230 of them... The attitude doesn't really surprise after that snippet of information does it?
Congratulations on alienating the masses of America based on a " song ", sung with a different language.
If America truly believes itself to be great, this shouldn't even be an issue.
Thank you for making this country look completely intolerant.
Have a nice day.
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+1 53. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 7 years ago

COKE! is a business & they could care less how any of you people feel emotionally or physically. There ad's are propaganda to promote sludge water....just like mcdonalds it's product is processed garbage.
They hate me & I hate them right back >:)
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+2 54. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#52 You might go back and read MY posts....I never gave an opinion about who-sang-what-in-which-language. Someone stated that anyone from South or North America is called an American. I did not agree (because that is not the case)and then you go on a rant like a child.
Commercials are made to entice people to buy a certain product,like this one from Coke. I prefer Pepsi so this one made no impression on me and I did not mind the other languages used in the song.
Multiculturalism does not work in most countries,by the way.
As an example, just ask the French,English,Norwegians,or Swedes how it is working out with Muslims.
Some cultures are just not compatible with others.