During the Super Bowl Coke aired a commercial featuring 'America the Beautiful' sung in multiple languages. The intent was to showcase the diversity in the US, but that plan backfired as the internet exploded in rage.

Via Newser - Conservatives Erupt over Coke's multicultural ad

(NEWSER– Hoo boy. Coca-Cola ran a Super Bowl commercial featuring "America the Beautiful" being sung in English, Arabic, Spanish, and other languages, and not everyone is pleased:

  • The song is "a deeply Christian patriotic anthem whose theme is unity," writes Michael Patrick Leahy for Breitbart, pointing out that the ad also featured a gay couple. "As far as the executives at Coca Cola are concerned, however, the United States of America is no longer a nation ruled by the Constitution and American traditions in which English is the language of government. It is not a nation governed in the Anglo-American tradition of liberty. It is instead a nation governed by some all inclusive multicultural synthesis of the various forms of government in the world."
  • "If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing 'American the Beautiful' in English in a commercial during the Super Bowl, by a company as American as they come—doggone we are on the road to perdition. This was a truly disturbing commercial for me," wrote former congressman Allen West on his website. (CBS reported that he called it "disgusting," not disturbing; it's not clear if he edited the post or if CBS transcribed the quote incorrectly.)

What do you think? Was it offensive?