Skip to comments.Are we really mad at the Coca Cola multiple language ad?
Posted on 02/05/2014 8:59:36 PM PST by chevydude26
I keep seeing on my facebook feed that apparently us conservatives are protesting coca cola or something? Is that some sort of reflection from liberals that they just assume we all had a conniption over it? I haven't seen anybody even discuss or show anger on it on freerepublic or conservative blogs. I highly doubt Rush Limbaugh has even mentioned it.
I honestly think they are making up the controversy because where is our outrage? I think this is how they view us to be racists and narrow minded and just assumed we would be angry about some ad
I don’t see why there is all this anger over the ad. Getting ticked off over a stupid commercial makes our side look like idiots. I thought the ad was kind of cool.
I think a lot of the talk of “outrage” is overblown. I just shrug my shoulders at the advert. Frankly, there are definitely much bigger fish to fry.
Me neither. No big deal.
Haven’t seen it, don’t watch much tv though...
Who is ‘we’ ?
It does not bother me a bit.
I really think it was done on purpose and create fake outrage that doesn’t exist so liberals can get on their high horse and say....oh look at those mean racist conservatives when in reality i highly doubt no more than 5% of us even thought twice about the ad
there is even a fake viral thing going on facebook that michelle bachman said that English was good enough for Jesus when he wrote the bible
Yes, the commercial was disturbing - and the fact you are asking the question means you just don’t “get it”.
It didn’t bother me a bit; just a soundbite of twenty-first century America. My wife and I are more concerned about being stuck inside for another day, due to the ice storm we got on Tuesday night, and whether or not I can get a job in 2014.
No. We’re being played. And not just this cheezy stuff. It’s projection from the left trying to type-cast conservatives and TEA Party movement people as intolerant, ignorant bigots.
Have you seen the Coke Ad?
First they are singing America the Beautiful in languages besides our English.
Worse yet, the ad features a gay couple holding hands and they even have a child.
This was broadcast to 120 million viewers without any warning about its content.
I quite agree that it is phony outrage that the lefties have played upon and tried to build into some example of “large scale right-wing bigotry.”
The thing that bothered me about it was that it reminded me of this horror from my youth:
A local yahoo in Richmond keeps whining about the new ad. And Savage. They’re just phonies trying to stir up little old ladies.
Projection is the word i was looking for! I put reflection in my original post
but your absolutely right we are being played so liberals can play the morality game and point fingers at us
A number of other talk radio people have expressed disapproval.
I follow a lot of other conservatives on Twitter, and it seemed that a few were upset and planning to boycott Coke, but many more thought the controversy was stupid, overblown social media drama.
I think a lot part of it might have been a matter of timing—people are really touchy about anything that even hints at immigration issues right now, and with good reason.
Since I don’t have TV and did not see the ad I don’t have an opinion, though I tend to think that this commercial isn’t one thats important to take a stand on. So I guess I have an opinion after all. Watch people launch on me.
Out of curiosity - and for some low-rent amusement - I went to the article on Breitbart.com. I don’t have a problem with the ad but understand the argument that “diversity is our strength” is an oxymoron and that it would have been infinitely better IMO if the ad had shown all those non-white faces singing America The Beautiful in English.
One of the more common tropes of the left is that, if you comment on a topic (any topic), no matter how innocent or casual you post, it is fair for them to say you are obsessing or outraged. And so I went, and so I offered up a post or two. The ASSumptions that some of them posted in response were knee-slappers.
The goofiest thing was the pseudo-revelation that the author of the song was a lesbian. How do we know this? because they told us. How do they know this? Because “someone” told them. Over and over I asked them to offer up some sort (any sort) of evidence that she was homosexual. Mostly what I got in return was accusations of “homophobia”.
So the homos said we were haters because the author was queer. The one-worlders said we were haters because we didn’t want immigrants. The indians said we were haters because they got here first. And all of them said we were haters because George Bush.
They create a strawman and then they knock it down.
Bingo. Almost posted before I saw your post. I do not like being drawn into a debate without my permission.
Oh, dear. If conservatives don’t say what they wish they would say, they make it up sometimes.
Some say that the ad was a stealth appeal for immigration amnesty by its Muslim chief executive officer [ raised in Iran and Indonesia ? ]
I’m not mad about it.
It did not make me want to drink any more coke, but I’m not mad.
Yes, Savage is one of the people I meant. I think Lars Larson might have mentioned it.
It’s just like we supposed to be outraged over a biracial Cheerios ad. It’s so that people won’t want to be associated with us ‘racist’ conservatives.
From the Super Bowl Coke Ad.
Are they trying to sell Coke or are they trying to infect American children with images that sell Gay Marriage?
As long as it doesn’t violate the Constitution. I’d have a world of problems if Obammy and Bigfoot were singing it... but not some International company that sells it’s product to millions of people across the globe.
Is it an ad that I would want to watch? No.
Is it a wise ad for Coke to make? Not really, it alienates part of their consumer base. It’s their prerogative as a private business to do what they want with the confines of the law.
I know. Why business think these are good investments are beyond me. It must work since they dump lots of cash into these things but I sure don't get it.
“...if the ad had shown all those non-white faces singing America The Beautiful in English.”
I seem to recall an ad years ago that was very similar with different quick individual shots of people of all different races and cultures and religions were doing something (holding up a bottle of Coke or something???) and saying to the camera “I am an American” in English, but often with a very thick accent. I thought THAT one was great.
English is our native language. The feel good multiKulti bs is aggravating. Like this advertizing. Just more multiKulti brainwashing .....that it is good
Its more incremental brainwashing of the American public to accept the liberal agenda....via the boob tube.
I guess they weren’t trying to sell anything - just a “Ad Council” ad from 2001. Still love it though.
Just damn it don’t bother a lot of folks were systematically being hijacked ....I give up Why do we all believe in God ,Guns and Guts ? What is the sense of it if your not moved to madness over a commercial that slaps Americans in the face in this charged climate or Multiculturalism and war for our own Freedoms .....I know it’s a thin line but once it’s crossed it’s crossed and Coke crossed it it should have been sang in English because this is America and not any other country.
We are Exceptional in this world you might not think we are Even our President don’t think we are but i do and our exceptionable ways feed house and clothe a-lot of the free world when we start bowing to the Multiculturalism’s tenants of ill will we truly have given up Freedoms very reason for being !
It is done for bragging rights/ "Look how cool and diverse and global we are at Coca Cola"
Agreed! It was pc and offensive. Anyone who viewed it with indifference has no connection to “America the Beautiful.”
IIRC, they ran multi-national commercials quite some years ago. Is the new commercial any different?
Coke is a multi-national company...where’s the beef?
I buy 1 ltr Coke products, along with beer, to sell to the locals in my neighborhood.
There 5 Spanish channels on our local TV. All the ads, Coke, Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Tmobile, Sprint, DirecTV, Chase, Sears, Pennys, Walmart, Kroger, Tom Thumb, CVS, Walgreens, McDonalds, Wendys, Burger King, Jack in the Box and others are all in Spanish with Spanish actors...kids too. There is one local Vietnamese and Indian station...all in their native languages. Same advertisements all in a foreign language. If you have a business, you want to make money. Doesn’t matter who’s pocket that buck was in.
But this was during the very American Super Bowl which had the most viewers of any TV broadcast in American history.
And it is right in the middle of this record breaking broadcast the Coca-Cola goes full force in the face of 120 million Americans with their Multicultural Agenda with all those languages and even gay men holding hands.
I don’t suspect they run such ads on your local Indian TV station or on a re-run of Gilligan’s Island, but only do so when they know millions of kids are watching.
Yes. I’d have been OK with each of the singers at least trying to sing in English, even if very heavily accented.
I didn’t like it. It re-enforces the idea that you can come here an not learn English.
I saw a cartoon on Facebook showing a “Republican” screaming about the Coke ad, AND the Cheerios biracial marriage ad, and a Budweiser ad with a dog and a horse that supposedly (according to the “Republican”) was about gay marriage.
Jesus, really? Never mind the couple of million natives and the hundreds of languages they spoke, Spanish was widely spoken over a huge area that later became the US for hundreds of years before your precious English speakers showed up. Arabic was spoken in North America before English was, for heaven’s sake...
” The feel good multiKulti bs is aggravating. “
So, you want to be divorced from the rest of the world...Go live on a desert island somewhere.
The people in these ad agencies probably don’t know a single conservative or Tea Party member, so they have to make things up about what we believe. I especially don’t get the hate around the Tea Party. TP is purely Constitutional small government and freedom supporting. What’s hateful about that??
You bet, those who support this kind of PC BS are likely in on the PC con-job or have a few bucks invested in this multiculti fat corp who routinely throws money on leftist.
Profits regardless of consequences.
If this multiculti multibillion $ fatcorp want to sing blowing in the wind in 20 different languages on our soil, I could care less.
But Star Spangled Banner? America the Beautiful?
They can kiss my azz.
You don’t even know the Spanish history of what is now our SW. It was under Indian control. Indians who vastly outnumbered the Spanish speakers. Apache and Comanche etc languages were spoken you dolt.
All you libs don’t want America as a nation. You want it as an economic zone.
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