We happened to come across a post on HGTV’s website that showed an image of an American Flag being used as a table cloth. The events that followed were certainly unexpected!
Social Media networks got flooded all over twitter and facebook expressing outrage. A person by the name of Andrea Wojtowicz Harris stated “OMG! The flag is NOT just a piece of fabric!! My son is in the USAF and is stationed in Afghanistan right now and he proudly fights for our FLAG not a piece of FABRIC!!! Where is the patriotism, where is the support for our flag? No wonder this country is in the mess that it is!!!!!”
Candy Zink posted: “Disgusted and disappointed in HGTV showing such callous and deliberate disrespect for our country’s flag.”
The U.S. Flag Code has a long list of proper ways to display and respect the flag. Using it as a tablecloth is, obviously, not among the approved uses.
On Wednesday, HGTV took the article down off of its website and posted a message on its Facebook Page saying: “HGTV Fans, regarding the recent article that appeared on our website…This was a regrettable use of our flag and it never should have happened. We sincerely apologize and have removed the post from our website. We want to assure our fans that HGTV is proud of the American flag and everything it symbolizes for our people.”
So with Canada Day just around the corner on July 1st, we wanted to know: How would Canadians react if you saw a Canadian Flag being used as a table cloth? Please leave your comments below!