Recently HGTV posted ideas for 4th of July decorations and suggested using an American flag as a table cloth or runner. Needless to say more than a handful of people have written on HGTV’s Facebook page and other social networks voicing their disappointment with the home and garden television channel, magazine and the entire brand. While using the flag in this way is indeed directly against standard flag etiquette, we’re more interested with the lack of response so far by HGTV.
What would you recommend they do?
UPDATE: HGTV has removed the entry. This is the placeholder currently reached:
UPDATE: HGTV issues apology. Posted on their Facebook page:
“HGTV Fans, regarding the recent article that appeared on our website…This was a regrettable use of our flag and it never should have happened. We sincerely apologize and have removed the post from our website. We want to assure our fans that HGTV is proud of the American flag and everything it symbolizes for our people.” [Click here for link]