The reference is easily missed, but one of Coke’s new Super Bowl 2018 commercials briefly highlights a person who doesn’t identify with traditional gender definitions.
The ad, which is scheduled to air during the Super Bowl’s fourth quarter, refers to the person as “them.”
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It may be the first time Coke knowingly referred to a person in a major commercial with that pronoun. A spokeswoman didn’t immediately know of another, but she’s checking.
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Check out the ad and the thinking behind it, including why Coke choose to keep the reference so subtle, in my latest column on MyAJC.com.