Social Media Has A Clear Favorite For The Best Super Bowl Commercial

Actor Tom Hanks attends the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater

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The spot combined HBO's Game of Thrones with Bud Light for a jousting match, which saw The Mountain crush Bud Knight's skull just like Oberyn Martell's (noooooooo) before one of Daenerys's dragons flies overhead to scorch the entire arena.

A spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch said in a statement to CNN that the company bought more than 1 billion pounds of corn ingredients in the a year ago.

Anheuser-Busch said it "fully supports" corn growers and will continue to invest in the industry.

National Corn tweeted at Bud Light, saying America's corn farmers were "disappointed" with the commercial. The statement says it's up to consumers "to decide what beer is right for them". But instead of relying on corn syrup, Bud Light uses rice as its source of a fermentable sugar during its brewing process.

Corn farmers have taken a beating in the previous year.

As you can see, MillerCoors fired a serious shot by pointing out that its products don't contain high-fructose corn syrup, while some of Anheuser-Busch InBev's do.

In addition to the corn syrup ad, another Anheuser-Busch commercial Sunday night portrayed a dog perched atop a Budweiser wagon being pulled by the brewer's iconic Clydesdale horses. "This attack especially hits home at a time when farmers are hurting due to challenging economic conditions".

Harry Schuhmacher, editor of Beer Business Daily, said the fermenting aids used to make lighter beers might result in slight differences in taste, but they generally serve the same objective. "Maybe I am getting used to my occupation and products being smeared for the sake of a marketing ploy".

The Washington Post has debuted its first Super Bowl commercial, highlighting the risky work done by journalists around the world.

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