Coca Cola Super Bowl Commercial Includes Gay Family
In case you'd switched over to the Puppy Bowl and missed the Super Bowl commercials (and we're sure many were tempted during Sunday's blow out), here's Coca Cola's "It's Beautiful" ad--a love note to America and its diversity.
The ad included a pair of gay dads rollerskating with their daughter. (That moment occurs at about 0:43.)
The multi-lingual and multi-ethnic ad was praised by GLAAD for its inclusivity, though Coca Cola wasn't let off the hook for its inaction in Sochi, Russia. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis says:
"Including a gay family in this ad is not only a step forward for the advertising industry, but a reflection of the growing majority of Americans who proudly support their LGBT friends, family and neighbors as integral parts of 'America the Beautiful.'
Coca-Cola has demonstrated to corporate America that being LGBT-inclusive is good business, but as the world turns its attention to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, it's time for sponsors of the Olympics like Coca-Cola to show the whole world how beautiful LGBT families are."
Here's a look behind-the-scenes of Coca Cola's ad:
Besides its inclusion of a gay couple, the ad has also sparked uproar over the decision to include a multi-lingual version of "America The Beautiful." You can check out some of the absurd reactions here.
What did you think of the Coca Cola ad, Instincters?