Breitbart: Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray bashed the American flag as “tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect” in an op-ed published a day before Juneteenth. Gray says it is time for a “new flag” that “represents ALL of us,” as Old Glory “no longer represents democracy and freedom.”
“Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.’ Romans 16:17
In a Thursday op-ed, the “I Try” singer said 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 It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us.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 wrote before detailing her specific grievances with the existing flag.
The R&B singer took issue with the stars, specifically, contending that there should be 52 rather than 50 — one for Washington, DC, and the other for Puerto Rico. She briefly lamented their lack of statehood, which she is convinced is rooted in racism.
“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,” she wrote.
Indeed, the Juneteenth flag’s colors are red, white, and blue and it’s flown since 1997. Read More