R&B musician Macy Gray claims that “tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect” Old Glory must be replaced because it no longer represents democracy.
Gray contends that when flag-bearing protestors stormed the capitol in January, it became a replacement for the Confederate flag. “The American flag has been hijacked as code for a specific belief,” she wrote. “It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us.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.”
The “I Try” singer tried to propose a new design in an op-ed for MarketWatch that would see the flag’s white stripes replaced with off-white. “The Smithsonian documents that the “white” stripes represent purity and innocence. America is great. It is beautiful,” Gray went on. “Pure, it ain’t. It is broken and in pieces.”
She believes the number of stars on the flag is “incorrect,” and should be increased to fifty-two to represent Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
“Both have been denied, since statehood would allow each territory’s elected officials seats in the house,” she asserted. “Assuming D.C. reps would be African-American and Puerto Rican reps would be Hispanic, the ultimate assumption is that these elected officials would be Democratic. That alone is racist.”
Gray also considers the whiteness of the stars offensive and wants them to be changed to represent different skin colors. “What if the stars were the colors of ALL of us — your skin tone and mine — like the melanin scale?” She proposed.
The five-time Grammy winner concluded, “Sixty-two years later, in 2021, we have changed and it’s time for a reset, a transformation. One that represents all states and all of us.”
Conservative Twitter immediately blasted the deranged idea. “A new flag?! No thanks. Old Glory still waves as a symbol of liberty and justice for all,” replied South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
Jenna Ellis, an attorney to former President Trump wrote, “I don’t like to brag, but we’re kinda proud of that ragged old flag.” Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted, “If you don’t like the American flag, feel free to leave.”
Florida Republican Congressional Candidate Lavern Spicer hilariously summed it all up, “The last time Macy Gray was relevant, Bill Clinton was President.”