Early in Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, a commercial by the American-British global cruise company Carnival Corporation caused quite the stir on social media. Many commenters said that they loved the commercial, entitled Come Back To The Sea, but many others angrily deemed it the “worst commercial ever.”
So what were these critics angry about?
It seems that the commercial features a quote from former Democratic president John F. Kennedy at a 1962 dinner for America’s Cup crews. Here is that quote:
“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.”
As you can imagine, Creationists all over America took this as a slap in their collective faces, and lit up Twitter with some butthurt responses…
Whoever made the sea commercial is probably fired #WorstOneYet #SuperBowl #superbowlcommercials
— Bryan Raach (@BryanRaach) February 2, 2015
After watching the #carnival #SuperBowl commercial, I may never take another cruise on their ships again. I did not evolve from the sea!
— Dianna Chenevert (@MamaDianna) February 2, 2015
@CarnivalCruise anti-Christian commercial…..We came from God not sea
— Tim (@tim35473) February 2, 2015
That Carnival commercial said we come from the sea…..well I believe the Bible says something different. #Genesis
— Trippp Mabrey (@Tripp_Mabrey) February 2, 2015
@RamTrucks Carnival commercial was weird as I did not come from the sea and think they are lame for putting me off saying so.
— Timothy Lewis (@1Tim6_1) February 2, 2015
@CarnivalCruise I didn’t come from the sea. Your anti-Christian commercial was divisive. Adam came from God breathing life into dust.
— HonorableAdvocacyAZ (@AZHonorable) February 2, 2015
There are going to be like 15 Christian groups protesting that “We all came from the sea” @CarnivalCruise commercial tomorrow. #SuperBowl
— RTarant (@RTarant) February 2, 2015
Please watch the 60 second commercial below and be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments.