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:
Budweiser think illegal immigration is okay for some reason. Illegal immigration is BREAKING THE LAW!!!! #BoycottBudweiser
— BlackGirlPatriot ❤✊ (@Protrump45) February 5, 2017
— Raven (@KazeSkyz) February 5, 2017
Those cartons LITERALLY have part of the Statue of Liberty on them.
— Donald J. Trump (@RealDonaldTrFan) February 5, 2017
Yes, Corona, that classically American drink.
Promoting illegal activity isn't "standing up to hate." What's next? A product commercial promoting car theft? #BoycottBudweiser
— Wife With A Purpose (@apurposefulwife) February 6, 2017
German immigrants came here legally. German immigrants followed the law. I'll never buy Bud product again
— @BaldRightWinger (@BaldRightWinger) February 6, 2017
This doesn’t even make sense!?
— lka (@lkaPolitical) February 6, 2017
…this reply doesn’t make sense either.
— DISABLED VETERANS (@DisabledVetsCPX) February 6, 2017
How many offensive things can you cram into 140 characters? Count, I’ll wait.
— Elizabeth Curtiss (@namusca) February 6, 2017
What is Spirit Cooking Gaga!?
— AmericaFirst?? (@RespectThyFlag) February 5, 2017
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.
The same folks who hate immigrants now were the immigrants 175 years ago who demanded genocide against American Natives. #BoycottBudweiser
— Kiffin Eckert (@k_r_eckert) February 6, 2017
If you are going to #BoycottBudweiser, white people, you should prob boycott your great grandparents, too.
— Joanna (@HumandChuck) February 6, 2017
To all the people & corporations that value that we are a land of immigrants & oppose bigotry, this buds for you. ?
— Simar Ahluwalia (@sahluwal) February 5, 2017
Trumpsters will soon realize they will stop buying things because everything is done and produced by immigrants. No to #BoycottBudweiser
— Snowflake (@danaros09) February 5, 2017
— Libtard G. Snowflake (@DerekSheen) February 5, 2017
Because racist white Americans don't want to be reminded that their ancestors came from Europe. #BoycottBudweiser
— Charlie Rojas (@Charlie_Rojas88) February 5, 2017
And others just straight up made hilarious jokes.
So if you're keeping up, Trumpanzees have given up Budweiser, Coke, Avacados and Airbnb's.
And, it's only the 2nd quarter.#weaccept
— 65,844,954 Strong (@freelancewoman) February 6, 2017
I hope Trump supporters really show us who's boss by boycotting google and starbucks and coke and budweiser
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) February 6, 2017
The people who oppose the Budweiser immigration commercial are the same idiots who will be vomiting on the sidewalks on St. Patrick's Day.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) February 6, 2017
Every major pharma company is also pro-immigration so while you heroes #BoycottBudweiser don't forget 2 boycott your heart meds/dick pills
— driftglass (@Mr_Electrico) February 5, 2017
Apparently with enough pro-immigrant brand ads, we can reduce the alt-right to living off squirrel meat & pond water #BoycottBudweiser
— DanG (@WriterDanG) February 5, 2017
— BB2Boulder (@BB2Boulder) February 6, 2017
The list of companies to “boycott” grows longer with each passing day.
This week @realDonaldTrump has been dissed by Coke, Budweiser, Eminem, and avocados. Just resign already.
— Alex Stone (@alexrstone) February 5, 2017
— Richard Jones (@BackPorchRevue) February 6, 2017
Awesome commercial and people already calling to #boycottbudweiser. Add some salty Republican tears to your beer of choice!
— Megan Jackson (@stankymeg) February 6, 2017
Here's the state by state reaction to the Budweiser immigrant ad. Pretty much as expected. pic.twitter.com/i6cfnAA1aR
— Dave Lozo (@davelozo) February 5, 2017
— Bob Borcherding (@bobgap) February 6, 2017
This may be an egg account, but it makes a good point.
There are also a lot of jokes about rednecks and Budweiser.
In a trailer park somewhere in America a group of rednecks are sobbing while dumping out all of their budweiser because of #boycottbudweiser
— Benjieman (@dirtyjamie_) February 6, 2017
#BoycottBudweiser Imagine that…rednecks boycotting beer…how long will this last?
— Herman (@Lastmangoinfla) February 5, 2017
Red state Trump voters are going to #BoycottBudweiser? Excuse me for a second…
Millions of red necks will die of thirst ?
— Jeremy Martin (@jeremymartin72) February 5, 2017
Redneck: *drinks lots of Budweiser*
Redneck: "got out of mah country!"
Budweiser: has pro immigration Super Bowl ad.
— Seth Dent (@yourbrainonSeth) February 6, 2017
Hear that? That's the sound of one million redneck, alt-right, Budweiser-drinking, NASCAR-watching racists shitting their pants at once.
— DAVIDAS (@david_tamulonis) February 6, 2017
But of course, the final word goes to Budweiser themselves:
— Budweiser (@Budweiser) February 6, 2017