Conservative television entertainer Eric Bolling on Fox’s show, “The Five” announced that Coca-Cola has ‘used the wrong song” by creating an ad using “America The Beautiful” for its Superbowl ad celebrating the many colors, races and nationalities of America.
Bolling continued his xenophobic rant at Coke, charging, “For whatever you gain in this diversity thing you’re going for, Coke, you blew it with a lot of people who are very, very patriotic about that song.” He added:
[box type “shadow”]“The problem here, and it’s not even bad if you have all the different cultures singing a song, showing America is a mix of different cultures, but don’t put it to ‘America the Beautiful.’ You used the wrong song. You ticked off a lot of Coke drinkers, you ticked off a lot of Americans.”[/box]
The ad featured Jewish-Americans, Native-Americans, Latinos, Arab-Americans, Asian-Americans, as well as a gay couple with children. The ridiculous right just couldn’t stand it. They took to social media sites to scream about how this is “America” so people should sing an “American song” in “English”. Irony not being a concept most conservatives grasp, the angry people didn’t seem to find humor in telling people they need to sing in “English”.
The song, “America The Beautiful” was written by Katharine Lee Bates, believed by many to have been a lesbian.
It’s no wonder Stephen Colbert said watching Eric Bolling makes him want to kill himself.
Watch the stupidity that is Eric Bolling here.