What a SICK TWISTED world we live in where compassion and empathy are so few and far in between.
A Pennsylvania woman is now receiving d***h threats after choosing to publicly share a video of herself on social media urinating on an American flag.
Emily Lance, of Philadelphia, had a friend film as she urinated on to an American flag submerged in her bathroom toilet using a GoGirl, a device that assists women in urinating while standing up.
In the video, Ms Lance is seen standing over a toilet on which a US flag is draped, and urinating on it with the aid of a device that allows women to do so standing up.
She captioned it with: “F*** your nationalism. F*** your country. F*** your stupid f****** flag”.
Her account is no longer on Facebook but she previously posted that her father and his workplace had also been “targeted”, reports say.
She received online threats of murder and rape after posting the video during Independence Day celebrations and she still gets them!
Social media users sent her threats. One social media user told Lance that someone had used Craigslist to put an ad for a $3,000 bounty against her.
Many others called Lance disrespectful, unpatriotic and offensive for urinating on an American symbol, while others suggested she was just a ‘snowflake’, ‘liberal extremist’ and the result of ‘privileged white kids in this new generation’.
According to her Facebook page, Lance is a self-described anarchist, a supporter of legalized marijuana, and also of Senator Bernie Sanders (VA-I). She attempted to explain her reason for why she chose to post such a video that was sure to garner a negative reaction.
After the video went viral, Lance posted again claiming she fished the soiled flag out of her toilet and sold it to the highest bidder.
While Lance has the freedom to desecrate the flag, Americans within view of her social media video are also free to express their outrage at the disrespect she showed in doing so. Lance seems to forget that freedom is a two-way street. She also seems to fail to understand that simply because she CAN do something, does not mean she SHOULD do something. If you want to be respected? Act respectfully. It is very simple really.
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