Local News Anchor Destroys Coca-Cola Ad Haters With Two Minute On-Air Speech

In what is simply the greatest two-minute response to the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad controversy, an Atlanta news anchorwoman absolutely destroyed every argument thrown at Coca-Cola after they aired a multi-lingual ad which also happened to include a gay family.

She says, “America was built on opening its arms to the world. The quote on the Statue of Liberty doesn’t say ‘Give me your English-speaking-only christian-believing heterosexual masses.’ It says ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.’

Watch Brenda Wood from WXIA in Atlanta destroy every conservatives myth about multiculturalism in America below:

Check out some of the most hateful and bigoted reactions on twitter to Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad HERE.

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  1. Jackie on February 5, 2014

    Because of people like that idiot makes me ashamed 2 b known as an American. I was born and raise here in America but I come from a Spanish and German descent. I speak English perfectly and Spanish perfectly, and very lil German. But if i could learn more I would b honored. So that guy is a jackass. That anchorwoman couldn’t have put it as perfectly as she did. :)

  2. GKB on February 5, 2014

    AWESOME comment Brenda, you said it!!! Amen!

  3. alvin008 on February 5, 2014

    I especially love the way she ended it. “‘America the Beautiful’ by any other language is still ‘America the Beautiful.'”

  4. Anonymous on February 5, 2014

    Why weren’t the Irish or Italian (gaelic and Italian languages) represented in the commercial? This country was built on the backs of these immigrants too,

  5. Andrew on February 6, 2014

    Having immigrated to the UK I don’t get to see the American ads, however I thought it was a good ad. For someone to hate on it cause it shows how diverse America is just shows how closed minded and bigoted they are.

  6. M on February 6, 2014

    Just so Y’ALL (oh yes I did) this country was built on the idea of diversity and freedom, of course. First of all, the NATIVE people from here didn’t speak English. For the ignorant people, English is what is spoken in ENGLAND and since they were the first to come and got rid of the NATIVES is the reason why English is the country’s first language. For it really wasn’t a country until 1776. ALSO what about AAAAALLLLL the other ancestors huh? Italian, Irish, Chinese, Spanish (Remember, Texas was under Spanish control before it was bought) etc. etc. A LOT OF THEM WERE HERE BEFORE IT BECAME THE UNITED STATES!
    I should stop right now before it gets ugly. LEARN your History before opening your mouth…..

    • M on February 6, 2014

      also AMERICAN is not a language…. seriously.

  7. Hector F Perez on February 6, 2014

    Some how I`m not surprised. The hate generated from the Coca Cola add is the equivalent of a “tantrum” from toddlers in their terrible two`s. Think of it; “America” (meaning the US) it has only been around for 200+ years and nearly burned to the ground in the first 100. Yes, we are a young, spoiled and immature nation. Our immaturity shows in the way we do business (oil, wall street, etc.); in our health care and education systems. Just take a look at the way we eat. We are covered in baby fat! What we should be paying attention is to the centuries of evolution from other civilizations. And maybe we don`t end up like the Romans. Our arrogance have kidnapped the “America” concept trying to make it exclusively ours. We are just a child with and identity crisis.
    “America”; please grow up!

  8. Dr. Rob Ottica on February 7, 2014

    I applaud Coca-Cola for this ad, not because I believe it was right, because they were not, but because the ad created discourse that emphasizes the depth and amazing lack of understanding by nearly everyone about the whole point to the issue of a multi-lingual country. Learning different languages isn’t a bad thing, but the whole idea of a “melting pot” is to make everyone equal. We can’t ever be equal if we don’t all speak the same language. When three people are in a room and only two speak the same language, the odd-person out begins to feel outcast, begins to wonder if the other two are speaking about him or her, begins to get angry and that begets hatred. If they all speak the same language, then they can understand.

    If you wish to speak another language, that’s fine. But when there’s a room full of people from various countries who want to work and live and love each other in peaceful coexistence, that is going to be accomplished far better, far sooner, and far more effectively if they all speak the same language when together.

    In America, that language just happens to be English (or, to respect our friends across the pond, American English). And yes, it’s more complex (culture, society, mores and religions all play another part), but let’s let this issue of a common language sink in first, and the rest will follow.

  9. Kyle on February 7, 2014

    It’s the constitution that states that the national language is English. I am all up for diversity as I am in an interracial marriage myself, but… “give us your tired, your poor”?

    We have enough of the tired and the poor who are America citizens of all races and diversities. Some say that America is excursively ours, but come on. Lets face the facts that we can not event support our own society today who are weak, tired and poor.

    If everyone focused on rebuilding our society rather than what they gain in profit and popularity. Then maybe one day America would be able to sustain the written oath that is on the Statue of Liberty.

    • Adrian Garcia Author on February 7, 2014

      Please quote us the exact line in our constitution establishing English as our national language.

  10. Sarah on February 10, 2014

    People have a problem with this ad because there is animosity towards immigrants who never attempt to “Americanize” – i.e. never learning English. I would have loved to see an ad with diverse peoples singing in English and in accents. It shows that they are immigrants but they came here for a better life, became American and are grateful for it. That’s what we all are.

  11. Kristie on February 16, 2014

    Actually, English won over German as the official language by 1 vote. By 1 vote, way back before women could vote. Only the white men could vote. Also, the declaration of independence originally stated, “life, liberty, and pursuit of land” not happiness, but land. I.e. land = happiness. America, sadly enough, was founded by bullies who wanted to escape religious persecution which what they did to the Native Americans is horrible yet we celebrate it every year July 4. Personally I find it nothing to be proud about. We’ve grown in some good ways as a country, but we still have much more growing to do. Diversity is definitely a good step. We are moving away from the bigotry this country was founded on.