The owner of a McDonalds in Follansbee, WV flew the flag at half staff and upside down at McDonalds. The flag was said to have been put upside down on accident.
Flying the flag upside down is generally a sign of distress. This has many people wondering whether the McDonald’s incident was some sort of protest in response to Tuesday night’s presidential election results.
WTOV was initially told that it was the "owner’s decision," but the owner, Karen Mezan, subsequently told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that the episode was a mistake, and it’s now being blown way out of proportion.
Some are upset about it:
Joyce A. Farrell McCallister
I’d say they are definitely upset over the election, but this is disrespectful to our flag.
Nancy Smith Bean
Totally disrespectful ! Maybe the American Legion should give them a course in the proper use of the American Flag. ALL male members of my family have been in the armed forces and also Vietnam. This is a total disgrace to these people who have fought for our country. Maybe some employees should join up. Be a good lesson. But my belief also in no one should ever be President- Commander in Chief if you haven’t served in the armed forces. Fire the manager of the McDonalds that let this happen. Shame on you!
Others don’t see it that way.
You know it’s pretty bad when one of the largest corporations in the world is flying the distress flag. This is no more a sign of disrespect to our country than electing a Marxist into the most powerful position in the world. Our own president doesn’t even aknowledge our flag. How is flying the flag this way disrespecting our nation??? Are we NOT in distress???? Is re-electing a Marxist Pig less disrespectful??? You be the judge!