Proof that Bill Murray really is the most interesting man in the world.
That’s why I love this guy.
I’m actually crying right now: dogs are beautiful and precious and loyal and happy and your dog loves you so much. Such a good dog.
Todd Starnes, Asshole of the Day for February 3, 2014
Coca Cola’s new commercial, titled "It’s Beautiful", aired during last night’s Lopsided Bowl. The spot showcased the beauty of diversity by featuring people of different ethnicities singing “America the Beautiful” in eight different languages.
Not surprisingly, the spot brought the bigots out of the shadows, guns blazing.
Coke’s Twitter timeline was filled with idiotic statements like “This is America, speak English” right after the spot aired, and many people actually promised to boycott the brand. Being the Bigotry Specialist that he is, Fox News & Commentary radio host Todd Starnes did not sit this one out. He was so upset with the ad that he fired off several tweets and, somehow, managed to confuse diversity with ‘illegal immigration’.
How Starnes made the connection to illegal immigration is unclear: there are plenty of American citizens - born and naturalized - who speak languages other than English. This country is a melting pot… people don’t all of a sudden forget their culture and their language simply because they’re American. Besides, there are plenty of undocumented citizens (Starnes needs to learn this phrase) who speak English…and only English. Starnes’ reaction to the Coca Cola ad shined a light on his very narrow (and dare we say racist?) views of what an “immigrant” looks like.
So, for assuming that anyone speaking a language other than English is an illegal immigrant, Todd Starnes is Asshole of the Day.
It is only Todd Starnes' third time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for whining that the non-white Miss America didn’t reflect “American values” and blaming God for his own homophobia.
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