Disrespectful? Lil Wayne Tramples On American Flag While Filming 'God Bless America' Music Clip [Video] *UPDATE* Weezy Responds, Says He Didn't Purposely Step On Flag

 

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American flag etiquette dictates that you should never let it touch the ground and most definitely not step on it. Lil Wayne either doesn't know these facts or doesn't care because he does both while shooting a music video for "God Bless America" in New Orleans over the weekend.

 

 

Check out the American flag etiquette according to the Veteran of Foreign Wars website.

 

The federal flag code says the universal custom is to display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open, but when a patriotic effect is desired the flag may be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. Also, the U.S. flag should not be displayed when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed.

DISPLAYING THE FLAG:

On Same Staff 
U.S. flag at peak, above any other flag.

Grouped 
U.S. flag goes to its own right. Flags of other nations are flown at same height.

Marching 
U.S. flag to marchers right (observer's left).

On Speaker's Platform
When displayed with a speaker's platform, it must be above and behind the speaker. If mounted on a staff it is on the speaker's right.

Decoration
Never use the flag for decoration. Use bunting with the blue on top, then white, then red.

Salute
All persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the armed forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.

Over a Street Union (stars) face north or east depending on the direction of the street.

Half Staff
On special days, the flag may be flown at half-staff. On Memorial Day it is flown at half-staff until noon and then raised.
Do not let the flag touch the ground.
Do not fly flag upside down unless there is an emergency.
Do not carry the flag flat, or carry things in it.
Do not use the flag as clothing.
Do not store the flag where it can get dirty.
Do not use it as a cover.
Do not fasten it or tie it back. Always allow it to fall free.
Do not draw on, or otherwise mark the flag.

FLAG DISPOSAL:

1. The flag should be folded in its customary manner.
2. It is important that the fire be fairly large and of sufficient intensity to ensure complete burning of the flag.
3. Place the flag on the fire.
4. The individual(s) can come to attention, salute the flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance and have a brief period of silent reflection.
5. After the flag is completely consumed, the fire should then be safely extinguished and the ashes buried.
6. Please make sure you are conforming to local/state fire codes or ordinances.


Is Weezy being disrespectful? Or no big deal?






**UPDATE** June 18th


Lil Wayne has just responded via Twitter to the controversy surrounding him trampling on the American flag while shooting a music video. According to Tunechi he stepped on it by accident.

 

Wayne has also released a statement via Karen Civil.

 

It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled “God Bless Amerika”. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America. In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground. In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up. I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don’t get that chance. That’s their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That’s who I’m speaking for in this song. - See more at:



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