I missed the Superbowl commercials of 2014 in which I REALLY wanted to see them…and the half time show! But as I chatted with some friends on Facebook, I was told there is an uproar about this Coca-Cola commercial. With the song, “America the Beautiful” sung in different languages. It was quite weird to hear that to say the least, not how I’ve always heard it sung but why are so many people angry at this?
The United States is called “The Melting Pot” for a reason. All nationalities, all different cultures, different ethnicities, languages and colors come here to either come live with family, get away from their situation at home or to come and live the oh so famous, “American Dream”. Some of the people that migrate here could be doing so now, the past month or even decade. But a lot of immigrants came over 150 years or so ago. Families, due to our socioeconomic status and culture probably speak both English and their native tong in their homes. Traditions and so forth.
In school we all had to put our hand over our hearts and say the pledge of allegiance to the flag. They still do that today. Not something that I am really happy with because of religious reasons, but that’s neither here nor there.
Ok, so what that that song was sung not only in other languages but English as well!? This world is full of people who speak at least two other languages. That’s what’s so great about this country, the world. We come together, especially when tragedy strikes, we’re there to help out our neighbors. Stop giving Coca-Cola all that unnecessary drama. Don’t like the commercial? Turn the channel, put it on mute or just walk away from the television set!
United States=Melting Pot #SoGetOverIt!!