A photo for a high school yearbook featuring the American flag is generating a red, white and blue controversy. The photo shows Morgan Truax, a senior at Foxborough High School outside Boston, standing in front of an American flag backdrop and the trouble started when her mother shared it on Facebook Thursday and it quickly went viral.
“The Red Wing Diner, which employs Morgan, purchased a page in Morgan’s yearbook to congratulate her on her hard work,” Lisa Truax wrote, according to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle. “Does anyone find this photo offensive? Apparently Foxboro High School finds it offensive. They won’t allow the picture in the yearbook because it’s the American flag. We are American! We live in America! OMG what is this country coming to? Please share.”
School officials explained why they found the photo objectionable in a statement Thursday to Fox 25 in Boston.
"The photo showed the United States flag hanging on a wall with the lower portion lying on the floor and the student standing on the flag,” the statement said. “We do not view standing on the U.S. Flag as respectful or appropriate."