Critics Say Tomi Lahren’s Halloween Costume Violates Flag Code
The Fox News commentator defended herself, telling “selectively patriotic snowflakes” that her outfit is legal.
Old Glory just generated a new controversy for Fox News’ Tomi Lahren.
Well into Monday, social media users accused the conservative commentator of breaking federal law with her patriotic Halloween costume. Some said the superhero getup’s American-flag wings violate part of the U.S. Code that says the flag shouldn’t be used as “apparel, bedding or drapery.”
“No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform,” adds the code (though following it is voluntary, as it has no enforcement provisions).
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 29, 2017
Life is hard; it’s even harder when you’re stupid. pic.twitter.com/rpS7svtfvf
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 29, 2017
Lahren recently trashed football players for what she called their disrespect of the flag with protests during the national anthem. That did not escape some commenters.
Not against US Code: Kneeling during the National Anthem
IS against US Code: Wearing the flag as clothing
— Berserkir Joe (@barefootboomer) October 29, 2017
But the wannabe stars-and-stripes avenger tweeted Sunday that her outfit did not violate the Flag Code because she wasn’t wearing an actual American flag.
For the selectively patriotic Snowflakes who are melting over a Halloween costume: pic.twitter.com/Z0k17oSO0v
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) October 29, 2017
Still, Twitter comments continued to unfurl.
— Anita (@achrisvet) October 30, 2017
Nothing says bimbo like a fake blonde in a flag cape.
— Anthony S. Loving (@AnthonySLoving) October 30, 2017
I guess disrespecting the American flag in this manner is okay. My god…just don’t kneel during the anthem.
— Eric E. (@ItsMeDoublEE) October 30, 2017
I don’t think anyone cares about a flag code. It’s just a super dorky costume that screams, “I’m desperate for attention- look at me!”
— Karen McSweeney (@karenmc115) October 30, 2017
So, using a the flag as a porno actress is ok?!👍
— Ricardo (@Ricaredo74) October 30, 2017
Why do you hate America so much that you would disrespect the flag in such a vile manner in direct violation of the US Flag Code?
— inventormama (@inventormama) October 30, 2017
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