Hearing 'America the Beautiful' in Multiple Languages During Rio 2016 Made People Mad

Hearing 'America the Beautiful' in Multiple Languages During Rio 2016 Made People Mad
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Source: YouTube

From sea to shining sea, some people are angry. 

During the 2016 Rio Olympics broadcast, NBC aired a Coca-Cola ad that previously caused controversy when it aired for the first time during the 2014 Super Bowl. The ad, which features "America the Beautiful" sung in multiple languages, reignited the "English-only" crowd who still don't seem to realize that the United States has no official language.

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The trolls were called out immediately. 

Along with "purple mountains majesty" or "amber waves of grain," multiple languages and shutting down trolls on Twitter are two of America's best assets. 

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