Coca-Cola and the Commercial Heard Around Facebook

Like most of America, I watched the Super Bowl Sunday evening (well, most of it.) I was really only in it for the commercials, but I may have watched a few downs. The most controversial thing I noticed during the game was a questionable call or two by the referee staff. Based on my Facebook feed yesterday, I clearly missed the real controversy… a soda commercial.

The most upsetting thing about the Coca-Cola commercial for me is the lack of my beloved fuzzy white polar bear family. Where are the polar bears? Bring back the polar bears!

In all seriousness, I don’t get up on my soap box too often, but this is something I just don’t understand. Instead of getting wound up over the fact that America the Beautiful is being sung by people who aren’t Caucasian, maybe – just maybe – we should be more upset by the fact that companies spend millions of dollars making ads when there are children RIGHT HERE in America who are starving… who will sleep in a cardboard box in an alleyway tonight. Maybe we should be more upset by all the things that money could’ve paid for than getting ourselves all bunched up about who was singing a song or in what language it was sung in. I could go on listing things more worthy of our high blood pressure, but I won’t.

Priorities. Ours are screwed up. I expect my kids to get mad when things aren’t as they think they should be in their tiny little heads, real issues or not.  They are 4 and 7.  Who sings a song or the fact that it’s not in English?  That’s something I would expect them to be upset about, not grown adults.

What did you think about the commercial?  Is there really an issues with it or are we just making one?

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9 Responses to Coca-Cola and the Commercial Heard Around Facebook

  1. Jennifer says:

    I’m with you! I mainly watch Super Bowl for the commercials. I thought this commercial was beautiful. People who get so bent out of shape over a commercial like this must have too much time on their hands or not a problem in the world.

  2. I was blown away by the reaction on my facebook feed as well! Oh good ole facebook :) I personally liked the commercial and didn’t find any offense to it. I agree you! If we want to get mad about “something” it should be real issues!

  3. Jenn says:

    I was so confused when someone said something about people being up in arms about the Coke commercial. I couldn’t figure out what people were upset about! I thought it was a beautiful commercial. It makes me sad that people get so worked up about something so ridiculous.

  4. Kendra says:

    I thought it was a great commercial and couldn’t believe that people were upset about it. I thought it was a bit funny when people complaining about it said that they were singing our national anthem. #ifyouaregoingtocomplainatleastgetitright

  5. Ange says:

    I can’t even with these ridiculous people getting upset over this commercial. I have no time for such stupidity and close mindedness. And you’re right I could list the many things people should be upset about right here in this country and yet they’re whining about a commercial.

  6. Carly says:

    I can’t believe people were upset by it!!!

  7. Laura says:

    I didn’t watch the super bowl, so I haven’t seen the commercial, but I’ve seen bits and pieces, enough to get the message. I don’t know, I mean, I guess I can see where people are upset but I do feel like they’re overreacting. Just a bit :P

  8. Paige says:

    I learned a long time ago that most adults act like children. End of story.

  9. I never thought of that aspect of it, the fact that companies are spending millions when there are children going hungry. Thinking about it now if someone decided to forgo a Super Bowl Commercial next year and donate that money to an American Food Bank or something I would be more apt to buy something from them!

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