People spat out their coke mid sip during the 2014 New Jersey Super Bowl Sunday night as the 60 second Coca Cola Commercial came on. The commercial featured different types of people of different orientations, religions, languages and races singing “America the beautiful” in the background. Social networks such as twitter and Facebook showed viewers apparent outrage to Coca Cola’s reflection of America. Many viewers suggested that America should not reflect difference languages, races, or orientations. The problem that I have with this is that America is a Multi-cultural country which is represented by many different languages, races and orientations.
English is not the only language of America. People voiced their outrage through racial and cultural biases that honestly revealed the dark and ugly side of many Americans. The responses of many to the Super Commercial criticized the fact that the commercial was in different languages. Many people openly said that the commercial did not represent America because they could not understand the languages spoken. Personally I think the song “America is beautiful” Is a song that many Americans should know the words to by heart. The song originally a poem written in 1893 became a song in 1904 and has been a popularized hymn ever since. The fact that people complained that they did not understand the words because the language changed is kind of ridiculous. Regardless of the language that a popular song is sung in the meaning would not be diluted. National anthems all over the world can be translated and understood by millions just the same.