This Indian American Girl Singing "America The Beautiful" In Hindi Has A Simple Yet Powerful Message

"We're all Americans and we can come together to make change."

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This Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial featuring a rendition of "America the Beautiful" sung in multiple languages set off a firestorm on Twitter on Sunday from some calling the ad un-American and threatening to boycott Coke.

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@CocaCola terrible unamerican ad. We are a melting pot. You assimilate to our values. learn english or leave. #boycottcoke

Ky Storm Spotters@KyStormSpotter

@CocaCola terrible unamerican ad. We are a melting pot. You assimilate to our values. learn english or leave. #boycottcoke

12:26 PM - 3 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#Coke was unAmerican before their #SuperBowl commercial; literally. Yet, they want to exploit our patriotism. #BoycottCoke #Merica

Randy Thomas@RowdyRandyT

#Coke was unAmerican before their #SuperBowl commercial; literally. Yet, they want to exploit our patriotism. #BoycottCoke #Merica

01:15 AM - 3 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If u support Coke, u should leave the US because u are an UnAmerican Socialist & do not deserve to live in America. #boycottcoke

Mr Anderson@BlazeHawkEye

If u support Coke, u should leave the US because u are an UnAmerican Socialist & do not deserve to live in America.

#boycottcoke

01:33 AM - 3 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Yes.... #boycottcoke for that UNAmerican commercial. What a disgrace!! I love #Pepsi anyway!!

Beachgirl@atlcav

Yes.... #boycottcoke for that UNAmerican commercial. What a disgrace!! I love #Pepsi anyway!!

12:13 AM - 3 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You can't sing an American song in another language! #boycottcoke

spencinator @taylorspencer3

You can't sing an American song in another language! #boycottcoke

07:50 PM - 2 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@CocaCola WTF. America the Beautiful was meant to be sung in our accepted language. #boycottcoke Drink @pepsi

Jas@NHTdad

@CocaCola WTF. America the Beautiful was meant to be sung in our accepted language. #boycottcoke Drink @pepsi

08:29 PM - 2 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So was Coca-Cola saying America is beautiful because new immigrants don't learn to speak English?

toddstarnes@toddstarnes

So was Coca-Cola saying America is beautiful because new immigrants don't learn to speak English?

08:01 PM - 2 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sushmitha had a simple but powerful message: "It's so beautiful that we are all the same. We just have different backgrounds and that's OK. We're all Americans and we can come together to make change."

Here's the video of Sushmitha singing "America the Beautiful" in Hindi.

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Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Tasneem Nashrulla at tasneem.nashrulla@buzzfeed.com.

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