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?