Woman Who Posted Fourth of July Video of Herself Urinating on American Flag Says She’s Getting Death Threats
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A woman who posted a Facebook video of herself urinating on an American flag on the Fourth of July is shocked that she has received online death threats.
The video features Philadelphia resident, Emily Lance, placing the flag over her toilet seat,. She then squats over it and proceeds to use a GoGirl (a device that helps women urinate while standing up) while peeing on the flag, Fox News reported:
According to the Daily Mail, she then captioned the video with this:
“F*** your nationalism. F*** your country. F*** your stupid f****** flag.”
Following the video, Lance received a large amount of criticism for tarnishing the symbol of her country on the most patriotic day of the year.
However, Lance didn’t seem like it when people questioned her actions.
While the video and Lance’s Facebook page have been removed, she initially responded to the hate with this comment:
“Freedom (of speech/expression) means that I’m entitled to do and say as I please, EVEN if you don’t like it, so long as I am not physically hurting someone – and no, your precious feelings don’t count, that’s your own problem. What don’t you people understand? You’re celebrating freedom while damning me for doing the same. You can’t have it both ways. FREEDOM OR NONE. Practice what you preach or shut the f*** up.”
That only seemed to upset people more, and it wasn’t long before Lance started receiving death threats, including a $3,000 bounty, which was reportedly posted on Craigslist. (Fox News could not confirm if the bounty was actually posted to Craigslist.)
Before Lance’s Facebook profile was seemingly deactivated, she continued to call out those criticizing her, stating she could not fathom how people were “wishing illness, harm, and suffering” upon her “over a piece of fabric.”
Lance also said people were harassing her father at his place of work, even though he did not support the video.