Misdirected Anger Over Coke’s Multilingual Super Bowl Ad

During the Super Bowl on Sunday, Coca-Cola officially hung up its hat as America’s soft drink. The 128-year-old company made a minute-long commercial featuring people of different races and nationalities singing “America the Beautiful” in their own respective languages. Naturally, conservatives have been complaining about the ad, even calling for a boycott of all Coke products. But they’re doing it for the wrong reasons. They believe it is offensive for that song to be sung in any language Read more […]

Super Bowl Ads, Multi-Culturalism, and What it Means to Be American

Super Bowl ads usually stir up controversy the way the Grammy’s always do: with decency-insulting displays of poor taste. Not this year (aside from the halftime show, anyway). Take for instance the Coca-Cola commercial that won the award for “Super Bowl XLVIII’s Most Controversial Ad.” Yawn. I can’t believe people were upset over this one. I can actually. Because people love drama, and they’re stupid. But apparently the Super Bowl was so boring and lacking in drama that people started Read more […]