There are several celebrities facing much criticism after a teaser for a controversial magazine cover photo came out this week.
The faux pas has to do with flag etiquette, or the lack thereof, displayed on the cover shoot that included leftist stars Lena Dunham and filmmaker Michael Moore holding an American flag in front of them.
On the cover are teased “Now What?” and promises “Hollywood and the media raise their voices” on the pages that follow, but it was the way these celebrities displayed the flag that earned the attention and criticism on social media.
‘Flag Should Never Touch the Ground’
— CNN Lies & Is Hitler (@NolteNC) January 18, 2017
Many of the angered Twitter users pointed out the violation of U.S. Flag Code in the flag’s obvious contact with the floor in the cover photo, while many of those commenting on the cover shoot took aim at the celebrities themselves.
‘VARIETY’ Cover Violates U.S. Flag Code… https://t.co/2HxWfchqCs
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 18, 2017
And some just went straight to the source and berated the publication itself for allowing this disrespect to be on their cover.
— ಠ_ಠ (@Tha1Nguy3n) January 18, 2017
They don’t seem to be letting it slow them down, though, posting this tweet later in the day;
— Variety (@Variety) January 19, 2017
The excerpts from the article earned them even more criticism from the President’s supporters, and at the same time, praise from his critics. Michael Moore, who has been known to voice his about a Trump Presidency and public organizers of a New York City protest against Trump, and has also planned many protests against the new President.
Apparently, this particular publication doesn’t mind pitting itself against the most powerful man in the world or disrespecting the flag that generations have bled and died for.
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