I am not a fan of Super Bowl, or any other sporting events for that matter.
What I understand though is that the Super Bowl is not just about the game. It has become a melting pot of different audiences of those who are really fans of the sport, those who are waiting for the half-time performance, and those who are excited to watch different Super Bowl ads.
One ad that sparked the interest of viewers worldwide is that of Coca-Cola’s.
For this year, they featured the song “America the Beautiful” being sung in different languages — one of which is Filipino.
But that was not what made it controversial. The ad, according to GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), is the first Super Bowl commercial to feature a gay family.
It’s nice to finally see a global company recognize and feature a gay family. FINALLY. This is definitely a step forward for those who continuously push for LGBT-inclusiveness.
For all Pinoys out there, here’s a video of Leilani who sang the Tagalog parts in the Coca-Cola ad: