Thursday, March 26, 2015



Photo of Baby Wrapped in U.S. Flag Sparks Outrage



A Virginia photographer, who is also a Navy veteran, has sparked outrage from some and praise from others for a photo that she took of military father Rodney Clevenger holding his newborn son wrapped up in an American flag, according to Fox News.

Dozens of social media users to accused the photographer of disrespecting the American flag. One person posted: “To use the American flag in such a way is disrespectful, rude, tacky, disgusting, and against the U.S. Flag Code… You have disgraced our fallen soldiers.”

Rather than take it down, Hicks decided to take a stand and leave it up, because she believed in the photo and as the mother of two young daughters, she wouldn’t want them to back down from “any type of bully.”

Despite the negative reaction from some, the overwhelming response – 98 percent – has been positive, she said. “I have had people call me all the way from Kansas City, a hundred percent disabled combat veterans, saying ‘this picture is what I served for,’” Hicks said.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is technically against the flag code which for all the fury of the "flag code nazis" is not a legally binding document. My interpretation is this photo is evocative of the essence of the flag and service to the United States of America.

MDH

Use the Name, Luke said...

MDH, spot on and well said!

Anonymous said...

Looks more like a creepy jingoistic version of the Isaac child sacrifice to the nationalist "god of war".

Anonymous said...

I see it as a crib or baby sling - keeping a child close to the heart and providing safety.
Nothing insulting about that - in fact it represents all that is good.

Stan B said...

Anonymous 3:01 : You need to really work out your anti-military issues, because they are clouding your judgement.

Anonymous said...

Stan B : Sounds like you have some PRO-military issues, especially as you ignore nationalist or jingoistic issues.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:09 should learn that knee jerk gainsaying does not constitute rational argument.

Anonymous said...

5:19 The comment of 1:09 was just as valid as Stan's, and Stan was initiating the personal "attack" (on 3:01), but it's obvious you are biased in favor of Stan's view (or you are Stan).

Anonymous said...

The photo could be seen as an anti-war / anti-military comment - raising the next generation of "cannon fodder" to serve the state's elite class.

Anonymous said...

Yep, the dumb proles in all countries have always sucked-up the "patriotism" propaganda to sacrifice themselves for the selfish interests of the plutocratic elites !