EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Some people found a Super Bowl ad from Coca Cola featuring a rendition of “America the Beautiful” to be so offensive, that the hashtag #BoycottCoke quickly started to spread across social media.
America the beautiful in a different language is just unacceptable— Jacob Sebade (@JacobSebade) February 3, 2014
Then the #BoycottCoke hashtag really started to get going. Here’s a sampling of what people on both sides of the “controversial” ad had to say.
When did Merica the Beautiful become the Nat'l Anthem? I thought it was the Star Spangled Banner? #boycottcoke because it's gross & has GMOs— Creeper Town (@town765) February 3, 2014
This is America. Racists have every right to #BoycottCoke. And I have every right to laugh and laugh and laugh at them.— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) February 3, 2014
Trolling the #boycottcoke hashtag is a pretty quick way to lose all faith in humanity.— Carolyn Baumgarten (@cbaumgarten) February 3, 2014
As of Monday morning, the #BoycottCoke hashtag was still going strong.