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Did you see Budweiser’s Superbowl Commerical? These people certainly did.

Some people are real angry that Budweiser dared to expose America's immigrant history.

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The America we know today is built on the back of immigrants. Sometimes it’s hard to forget that, given the rhetoric that has been flying around for the past few months – but Budweiser, and indeed, most of the ads aired during the Superbowl, have brought this to the forefront in a timely manner. This particular ad documents the immigrant story of a European man from Germany to the United States. It’s a story that should resonate with most Americans, given their own origins. Surprisingly (or not surprisingly, as the case may be), there are some who are vehemently opposed to the very mention of immigration, especially amidst the “very American” event of the Superbowl.

But this is the stuff we should be teaching our children and showing to our peers. These are the stories we should be telling, instead of scare mongering and proclaiming that America should be great again. America is great, and was made great by these immigrants that seem to be so maligned by many Trump supporters. But it might not be for very much longer, if these people get their way.

And now, without further ado, the ad itself, and some of the best (read: hilarious and logically nonsensical) reactions to it on the Twittersphere – courtesy of the hashtag #BoycottBudweiser.

Some people are downright angry:

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Those cartons LITERALLY have part of the Statue of Liberty on them.

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Yes, Corona, that classically American drink.

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This doesn’t even make sense!?

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…this reply doesn’t make sense either.

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How many offensive things can you cram into 140 characters? Count, I’ll wait.

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What is Spirit Cooking Gaga!?

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Yes, Mr Eagle, you’re right. It isn’t 1897, you’d hope we’d have moved on from intense bigotry and xenophobia OH WAIT

Many took this opportunity to remind America of its immigrant roots and complicated history.

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And others just straight up made hilarious jokes.

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“TRUMPANZEES”

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The list of companies to “boycott” grows longer with each passing day.

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This may be an egg account, but it makes a good point.

There are also a lot of jokes about rednecks and Budweiser.

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But of course, the final word goes to Budweiser themselves:

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Drink up!

Yen-Rong Wong

Yen-Rong Wong

Yen-Rong Wong is the founder of Pencilled In, a literary magazine dedicated to showcasing work by young Asian Australian artists. She hopes to put her literature and biomedical science degrees to good use through her writing.

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