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Posted by3 months ago

No offense, but I saw a lot of july 4th pictures of women wearing bikinis with the American flag on it. In other countries, bikinis or undergarments with the national flag would be grounds for desecration of national symbols. Is there a specific reason as to this culture?

Edit: i dont mean any disrespect to your rights, liberties or personal choices, and neither am i being judgmental, as a lot of comments suggest i am judging.

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· 3 mo. ago
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San Franciscan lost in Seoul

In other countries, bikinis or undergarments with the national flag would be grounds for desecration of national symbols

I don't know about this, I live overseas and I've seen plenty of other countries with national flag-themed bikinis. Maybe not as often as you would see in America, but I have seen it. Especially around World Cup time.

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Can confirm, have seen them in Brazil and Mexico.

This is just yet another version of the "Americans why do you wear shoes in the house?" type thing.

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· 3 mo. ago
Washington D.C.

A quick Google search brings up South Africa, Greece, Sweden, Australia, etc. You can even get a bikini of the old Libyan flag.

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· 3 mo. ago
Maine

I've been to England a few times. They LOVE selling underwear with Union Jacks on them over there. The very first thong I ever bought when I was 15 was a Union Jack thong I bought from TopShop lol.

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I'm from Honduras, article 315 from the Criminal code establish punishment from up to 4 years of prison or fines up to US $4000 for disrespect patriotic symbols, such as the flag. We are taught in schools rules about how to handle the flag, it should never be allowed to touch the floor, and when it's too old you're supposed to incinerate, no just trow it in the trash.

Of course, as it is the case with many laws here, it is not actually enforced, in soccer matches you can actually see people using the flag as capes, to clean their sweat, they sit on it, etc. but, officially, we are taught we are not supposed to use it like that.

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· 3 mo. ago
Sweden

Swedish bikini team begs to differ...

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· 3 mo. ago

I doubt you'd see it in Germany

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· 3 mo. ago
Michigan

In which countries would it be grounds for desecration of national symbols?

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· 3 mo. ago
Texas

Mexico, but I never met anyone who was arrested for it

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Technically the american flag isnt supposed to be on articles of clothing in america either, but its not a law, just the written rules on how the flag is to be treated.

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· 3 mo. ago

Maybe Mali and Mauritius don't allow it. Same thing with Sudan and Yemen.

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You’re technically not supposed to do it here

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