Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite
Just when you thought we’d get through one Super Bowl without some sort of vaguely political controversy, a bunch of irrational xenophobes took issue with an innocuous Coca-Cola ad depicting a bunch of foreign people singing America’s praises in — gasp! — foreign languages.
Aside from the bowels of the Twittersphere getting into a tizzy over the ad, there were also a handful of conservative commentators who took to sharing their goofy interpretations.
Immediately following the commercial’s airing, ex-Rep. Allen West (R-FL) took to his website to essentially revoke Coca-Cola’s unspoken status as “America’s brand.”
“Coca Cola commercial came on and it started rather patriotically with the words of ‘America the Beautiful,’ West wrote. “Then the words went from English to languages I didn’t recognize.”
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