A Coca-Cola commercial featuring the song "America the Beautiful" sung in multiple languages caused a big reaction on Twitter after it aired Sunday during the Super Bowl.
The hashtags #boycottcoke and #speakamerican climbed the trending charts as people took to Twitter to share their displeasure.
Putting "America the Beautiful" in another language is just insulting...— Andrew Luck (@FauxAndyLuck) February 3, 2014
Worst Super Bowl Commercial: Coca Cola Celebrates “Multiculturalism” By Butchering “America The Beautiful”… http://t.co/KBXtnmbpQu— Jerry Stephens (@runlong01) February 3, 2014
@CocaColaCo we are trying to celebrate USA and you shove that crap in our face?— Lucas Nelson (@lanelson1985) February 3, 2014
The topics stayed top-of-mind and the conversation continued Monday as defenders of Coke stepped in to defend the ad and, in some cases, clear up misunderstandings.
If you're tweeting #boycottcoke because they celebrated the diversity of our country, look inward, YOU are what is wrong w/the US. Not them.— @boopumpkins (@boopumpkins) February 3, 2014
Umm... people know that America the Beautiful is NOT America's National Anthem, right? ...*facepalm* #boycottcoke— Becky (@omglazerkittens) February 3, 2014
The fact that #boycottcoke is actually a thing makes me sick. If you're honestly upset that they recognized other cultures you're ignorant.— Tori Olive (@Torrificc) February 3, 2014
Still others tweeted that they've been on the #boycottcoke wagon for awhile, but for other reasons.
Watch Coke's ad below