Washed up singer Macy Gray has penned an op-ed slamming the American flag as “tattered, dated and divisive” and argued for it to be replaced in honor of Juneteenth.
Naturally, the patriotic Rep. Lauren Boebert had something to say about it.
“There are 195 countries in the world. 194 of them don’t have the American flag. If @MacyGrayslife or anyone else hates the American flag so badly, they should pick a flag they like & go live in the country that flies it!” Boebert tweeted.
There are 195 countries in the world.
194 of them don’t have the American flag.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 19, 2021
The one hit wonder’s anti-American tirade read like a standard Facebook rant from a Black Lives Matter nut — but it was published by MarketWatch on Thursday.
“The Confederate battle flag, which was crafted as a symbol of opposition to the abolishment of slavery, is just recently tired. We don’t see it much anymore. However, on the 6th, when the stormers rained on the nation’s most precious hut, waving Old Glory — the memo was received: the American flag is its replacement,” Gray wrote.
“President Biden, Madame Harris and members of Congress: the American flag has been hijacked as code for a specific belief. God bless those believers, they can have it. Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect. It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag,” Gray whined.
Her biggest issue? She doesn’t want the color white on the flag.
“The Smithsonian documents that the ‘white’ stripes represent purity and innocence. America is great. It is beautiful. Pure, it ain’t. It is broken and in pieces,” she wrote.
“What if the stripes were OFF-white? What if there were 52 stars to include D.C. and Puerto Rico? What if the stars were the colors of ALL of us — your skin tone and mine — like the melanin scale? The blue square represents vigilance and perseverance; and the red stripes stand for valor. America is all of those things. So, what if those elements on the flag remained? What if the flag looked like this?”
Gray included her own art of what she wants the flag to look like — apparently she is wishing for something that looks a little more like a middle schooler’s first decoupage project.