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Stewart Rips ‘Self-Appointed Patriots’ Getting Hot and Bothered About Coke Super Bowl Ad

Jon Stewart could not believe Thursday night that a sweet (if over-the-top “sappy”) Coca-Cola ad featuring people of different nationalities singing “America the Beautiful” would “bunch America’s undergarments” with some of the most racist, xenophobic reactions possible. Stewart asked, “Were they bothered by the dangerous levels of schmaltz?”

Stewart said “the only thing more delicious” than the actual cola itself is the fact that people were complaining about “America the Beautiful” being America’s national anthem when, in fact, it is not. Stewart showed off ads that were clearly far more outlandish, including Stephen Colbert‘s pistachio ad.

Stewart was amazed that one of the complaints is about assimilation, crying, “They’re singing ‘America the Beautiful’ while drinking Coca-Cola! How much more American assimilation can they have?!” He followed this up with a pretty graphic example of such, and a very poignant reminder of a time when America wasn’t so open and welcoming to people of other nationalities.

Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:

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