(ABC News) Coca-Cola drew lots of negative reaction when it aired its multilingual "America the Beautiful" ad during the Super Bowl, but the company is defending its commercial and plans to release an even longer version of it during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games today.
The world's largest beverage company fired back at critics of the company's take on the patriotic song, performed in English, Hindi, Spanish and four other languages.
In a statement released Thursday by a spokesperson for The Coca-Cola Company, they said: "‘It's Beautiful' provides a snapshot of the real lives of Americans representing diverse ethnicities, religions, races and families, all found in the United States. All those featured in the ad are Americans and ‘America the Beautiful' was sung by bilingual American young women."
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