Over at the Daily Beast, Dean Obeidallah writes;
At this point, we shouldn’t be shocked by the intolerance of some towards immigrants and other cultures. But who could’ve predicted the outrage we saw over the Coca-Cola commercial that aired during last night’s Super Bowl?!
The commercial simply displayed the diversity of our great nation by showcasing people singing “America The Beautiful” in different languages—beginning in English and then Spanish before moving on to other languages. But it caused some to seriously freak out.
Who could have predicted it? Uhmmm, everyone? I was reading a book during the Super Bowl, with the game on, looking up every now and then. I heard the song come on, noticed the change in language, looked up, and thought, “Oh, the jingoists are going to have a field day with this one. Good on ya, Coca-Cola!”
Seriously, who would have expected anything less? And that’s what I liked about it–corporate America sticking a thumb in the eye of the petty right wing bigots because, hey, there’s a big ol’ market of non-white people out there, and we want to make money off them.”
Markets are awesome that way.