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Super Bowl ads entertain, draw controversy

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NEW YORK -

Soccer star David Beckham climbing rooftops in his underwear. A multi-lingual version of America the Beautiful. Young film star Quvenzhane' Wallis selling Maserati. And the ubiquitous Bud Light.

These were just a few of the ads making social media buzz during the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

At halftime, WTHR asked our Facebook fans what they thought of the ads so far. Coca-Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad stirred up a lot of strong opinions.

"America the Beautiful being sung in multiple languages was offensive," said
Barbara Fogle-Milcoff.

Several fans agreed, but Jlynn Nunn Curless argued, "America is a melting pot & always has been..not offensive to me though. I'm Irish/English/American Indian/French mix."

Radio Shack's "eighties calling" ad got some laughs, with just about every cringe-inducing icon from that decade putting in an appearance (did we see the mechanical owl from Clash of the Titans, too??)

"Radio Shack was adequate... But nothing else has been stellar," said Jim Inman, Jr.

Watch all the ads here!

"Props to Cheerios for keeping the interracial couple!!!" said Naomi Bywaters.

David Beckham started off his ad for H&M in a T-shirt and underwear, and the cleverly shot ad implied he was completely unclothed (except for all the tattoos) by the end of it. Lori Jergensen's response on Facebook: "David Beckham! WOW!!"

Many fans complained about the overall quality of the ads, with Eric Scott Richard saying, "They are horrible...too many car commercials. And the 'It's A Wonderful Life' rip-off bordered on offensive."

Still, it wasn't all bad. WTHR's Chuck Lofton tweeted, "Hatin' the game so far, (pick it up Peyton), but loved that @TeamChevy spot for cancer survivors."

Watch all the Super Bowl 2014 ads here.