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Here’s the Coca-Cola ad that sparked a furious backlash

Some social media users employed racial slurs in reaction. But one anchorwoman had the perfect response to them…

COCA-COLA LAUNCHED a high-profile new ad at the Super Bowl this weekend. It featured families from different cultures singing much-loved patriotic song America The Beautiful in different languages. With lashings of Coke, obviously. (Warning: if you’re in a sensitive state, it may give you feelings.)

Source: SuperBowl Commercials

However, there was an immediate negative response from some social media users, angry at the use of other languages..

Some even used racial slurs, as in this now-deleted tweet. (Also, America The Beautiful isn’t the national anthem.)

Source: Tumblr

However, local Atlanta news anchor Brenda Wood disagreed. So she used a segment on her show to deliver this impassioned response. Just sit back and watch:

Source: mediamatters4america

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