Coca-Cola’s Multilingual SuperBowl Ad Produces Racist Criticism

I know what you’re all thinking right now: Not again. Not another instance of Americans showing their true –– and ignorant –– colors over social media for everyone to see. But yes, just as with the number of people who expressed their anger over the crowning of our first Indian American Miss America, Nina Davuluri, with tweets calling her a “terrorist,” so have SuperBowl viewers flocked to Twitter and Facebook to defend everything they believe to be “American.”

During the NFL SuperBowl, Coca-Cola aired a one-minute advertisement titled “It’s Beautiful,” which featured people of different cultures engaged in activities like dancing and watching movies, while “America the Beautiful” was sung in seven different languages. Coca-Cola posted a link to its Twitter with the caption “The only thing more beautiful than this country are the people who live here.”

Many people have praised the commercial for highlighting America’s diversity, but countless others have criticized it for not patriotic enough, because “in America, we speak English.”

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Miss Kansas had a few things to say herself.

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Watch the originally-aired SuperBowl commercial below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8iM73E6JP8

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Bruno Mars to Perform at Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014

As fans celebrated the kickoff of the 2013-14 football season this past Sunday, they had another reason for excitement: The NFL announced that Bruno Mars would perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

It’s a coup for the singer/songwriter who will be performing at one of the most highly anticipated and most-watched musical events of the year. According to the NFL, more than 110.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show, where Beyonce wowed audiences with hits like “Single Ladies” and “Halo,” as well as a special reunion with Destiny’s Child in a rousing rendition of “Crazy in Love.” Like Beyonce, Bruno Mars is such a showman, we have no doubt we’ll be equally wowed.