5 Perfect STL Responses to Backlash Against Coke's Multilingual Super Bowl Commercial

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Here are our five favorite responses to Coke's Super Bowl commercial, from St. Louis tweeters:

1. Can we be serious about the real native language of America?

Sorry, Americans descended from European countries. We hate to break it to you, but there was a time when the people living in America didn't speak English. We like this tweet because it reminds enemies of coke's commercial of something they should probably have learned from a history textbook -- or at least the Thanksgiving play in kindergarten.

2. I speak English, too.

Half of all Europeans speak multiple languages, and that percentage is rising in the developing world. Americans, on the other hand, barely have a grasp on one language. Less than twenty percent of Americans speak a language other than English.

3. Everyone is freaking out!!

We like to imagine the head of Coke tipping his cap and saying, "You're welcome, America. Now go deal with your racial insecurities over an ice cold glass of Coca-Cola."

4. Make it political.

You know Missouri state representatives and senators got calls from constituents Monday morning demanding laws against non-English commercials. But hey, if we're going to debate a bill that makes high fives the official greeting of Missouri, then anything is possible, right?

See also: 13 Ways to High-Five: Which One Should Congress Make Missouri's Official Greeting?

5. Blowing up the blowback.

This straightforward tweet says it all, without the humor or irony of the above submissions. After all, not everyone in America speaks English. Really.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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Kevin McAlister
Kevin McAlister

Jorge start taking 2 blue pills each morning. 1 is not working anymore.

Lisa Knierim
Lisa Knierim

The only thing I really found interesting was the fact the word God is used in the song, while cultures who do not believe in Him are shown singing. As far as diversity, I think representing your heritage is awesome! But, everyone should know the English language as their primary. It keeps the lines of communication open. The other day at the store, a foreign lady walked up to me and was trying to ask me where something was. Only I couldn't help her because I had no idea what she was saying, dispite her hand gestures. My Great-Grandparents learned to speak English so they knew how to communicate!

Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez Ruxin
Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez Ruxin

I'm well aware of the languages in that sorry fuckin commercial. Xenophobia?...really? Is that supposed to make me feel bad? Am I to be sad or repent what I said about that commercial? Well, I'm sorry to inform you that what you say means nothing to me...you used the same word I used to describe the last victim...you could have said I was retarded, uneducated, uncooth, black...any number of insults, but you piggybacked my insult...you win the dickbump, douchecanoe award for today....and next time you want to insult somebody, come prepared.

Susan Trowbridge Adams
Susan Trowbridge Adams

Spanish was not the only other language than English in that advertisement. You're remedial too, xenophobe.

Sue Kasen
Sue Kasen

I do not agree with most of the comments. America is built on freedom and diversity. Many Americans keep their heritage close to their heart by keeping the language from where they came from. People need to think of the words they are saying. My hats off to coca-cola for speaking the truth about America is about freedom of religion and prosecution for your beliefs.

Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez Ruxin
Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez Ruxin

TO QUOTE THE GREAT SAMUEL L.JACKSON....ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER!!!! DO YOU SPEAK IT?! Obviously not, perhaps they was trying to push the other coke and sent the one for super bowl to Mexico and the Mexican one ran here by mistake...

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

Sigh..such a made up controversy from the right wing..Damn people are just plain stupid these days.

Ryan Todd
Ryan Todd

Haha! People care about this? What is the National Language of the United States? Oh we don't have one I almost forgot that.

GrandRental
GrandRental

@DDDetails I just wanted to let you know that there is no truth to any of these posts. I have not said or implied any of theis crazy stuff

Vinny Mead
Vinny Mead

I'm sure the issues that would motivate a person to bring their families to a new country outweigh the issue of hearing a song in a language that is 'not their own'. Get over yourselves. This country is a melting pot and that makes it beautiful and diverse. And boo Lindsay as well.

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

The stat that half of Europeans speak multiple languages is failing to acknowledge that many of those bilingual Europeans speak English as their second language. Why? The vast economic power of English around the world. They learn English, not to be more worldly people, but to make a buck and compete in the world market.

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

Why the stereotyping of conservatives? Makes no sense. Not all conservatives demand immigrants learn English. Most of us view it is their decision to decide to be part of the melting pot or not. We do not wish government to demand anything of them. It is liberals that will demand their children attend government schools where government teachers will give government approved English lessons.

Conservatives would rather have the market forces help make immigrants decide for themselves that learning English is a wise decision. Many conservatives would not waste dollars reprinting the US Constitution, written in English, into the hundreds of languages spoken across America. So why waste dollars translating various laws and other government material into various languages?

The decision to decide to learn English is left to the individual, unless you are forced to attend government schools.

Joanna Owen
Joanna Owen

I thought it was great. I don't understand why anyone would have a problem with it.

Jean Johnson
Jean Johnson

Want to sing it in English, go to England. Here in the U.S.A. you can sing it in any language you want.

Christopher Slater
Christopher Slater

The point of the $4,000,000 ad was to sell a product. Mission accomplished.

Lindsay Renaud-Jones
Lindsay Renaud-Jones

Kristin Scudder You must be a liberal or a muzzy, "don't bomb syria"...enough said! I have asked a Native American unfortunately their way has been lost among the ignorance of USA!

Kristin Scudder
Kristin Scudder

Too bad this isn't YOUR country, ask the nearest Native American who's country this is.

Jessica Haug
Jessica Haug

What I take away most from reading this article is, who the hell would name their twitter account Sex Addict? But I digress lol

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

Lol. Steve mincer. Go to the coke FB page and say that... The hate and bigotry ring loud and clear...

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

Lol.. Some redneck says shit about gays.. And everyone yells.. Freedom of Speech!!! A company sings a song about our country's great diversity, and then there's a huge problem.... Does anyone else see something wrong with this?

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

Lol are you kidding me? Do you ever see KMOV's fb page? That page is riddled with ignorance.

Lindsay Renaud-Jones
Lindsay Renaud-Jones

English people....learn it if you intend to be in America, I would respect your country the same! We may be the worlds melting pot...but please show some Respect while visiting/migrating to our SO CALLED FREE COUNTRY!

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

People respond in English because it's the most COMMON language spoken.. However not the ONLY .. There is no established language or religion for this country. Like or leave it.

Roxy Carol
Roxy Carol

Rtf I like the fact you "suck more balls" please keep that shit up :) =❤️

Brian Bacchus
Brian Bacchus

What is the thought now? Common ancestry was the point but I'm always interested to hear the new stuff :)

Shelly DeVous
Shelly DeVous

How come everyone is responding to this post in English?

Tyler Cheek
Tyler Cheek

I love#2. Africa isn't the consensus birthplace of man anymore

Brian Bacchus
Brian Bacchus

Ohh we can keep playing that game all the way back to Africa for EVERYONE. Humans are humans no matter where they are. This is the root of why all racism is the epitome of idiocy.

Tony Merklin
Tony Merklin

Here's a Hint/ and Don't get It Twisted (To All you Haters): If you're not Native American, that is, American Indian, or Eskimo, then your from Some Where Else. Other than America. You're a Guest Here, in the United States !!! No More, No Less. And if you're claiming to be American Indian, there are Real Easy Ways to determine if you're lying. Tribal Records, Reservation Status, Citizenship Records and a whole slew of other fact finding, paper trails are very easy to substantiate.......If you're claiming to be American Indian, chances are 100,000 to 1 that You're a Liar. I say if you're Hating that Much, "Take your Ass Back to Where you were Hatched, and Stay there". NO ONE WILL MISS YOU !!!!!!!!!!!

Ben Mansfield
Ben Mansfield

See Autumn Pickard... you enlightened liberals live to insult people and assume that anyone who disagrees with you could possibly be educated right? The quickest to call names and feel self righteous doing it.. Enjoy the smug life

Rod Rogers
Rod Rogers

I don't even speak United States .

Autumn Pickard
Autumn Pickard

I didn't have a heart attack, I sat back and realized those people who don't get their unemployment extended have nothing better to do in November than to vote the people who didn't extend the only lifeline they had out of office.... However, what I do find rather HILARIOUS is the fact that the republican party is doing everything it can to alienate it's constituents, pretty soon the people will turn on them and progress will be inevitable.. You'll find that this nation has way more poor citizens than it does rich now days, and we all have the right to vote... You can only have the wind knocked out of your American dream so many times before you stand your ground and fight back for yourself and your family.. If you're having trouble with the big words I suggest, www.dictionary.com, they are written in English, but you still might have trouble comprehending them since I don't have sex with my siblings, and I don't cook meth, but I have done some college lernin. If you would like I can also write that out for you in Spanish and French, because unlike you obviously don't, I do have the mental capacity to learn and use three languages fluently.. iiiVIVA LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS PENDEJO!!!

Jesse Procknow
Jesse Procknow

...cause only liberals are unemployed and receiving benefits.

Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin

Damn u coke for that I mean u would have gotten a better response if u would have moved all your factories to mexico and imported your product to save money but this is unacceptable

Matt Clark
Matt Clark

We Americans love us some English.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

people that have a problem with a commercial = 125. people saying people have a problem with the commercial = 145,888.

Phyllis Johnson Fisher
Phyllis Johnson Fisher

Yes, English is what is spoken here & I agree with that fact but really our country is AND always has been a melting pot of immigrants! Coke could also do the commercial in Native American dialects to truly represent Americans! Lighten up people, it's a Coke commercial & we all occasionally enjoy a Coka- Cola :)

Ben Mansfield
Ben Mansfield

yeah its always funny to joke about heart attacks, so I guess if I say liberals had a heart attack when there wasn't an extention for another year of unemployment benefits for the long term unemployed who think its better to live off the government than to pitch in.... that would be hilarious too

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@smdrpepper  ... the funniest part was how many of these pig-ignorant knuckle-draggin' Neanderthals think America the Beautiful is the national anthem.


Ignorant Teatard Bigots are as Ignorant Teatard Bigots do.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@GrandRental ... too late now, bigot.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@JamesMadison  


Entonces lo mejor es aprender español y chino si quieres competir en la economía mundial. 



jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

shut the fuck up cunt

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... go eat another triple-cheeseburger with a biggie-size order of fries, you teabaggin' nitwit.

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