Photographer Vanessa Hicks is at the center of an internet storm this week. When Hicks shared her photo of a military veteran holding his newborn baby swaddled in the American flag she immediately began receiving negative comments. People thought the image was disrespectful and dishonored the American flag.
One commenter said, “The flag is not a prop. To use the American flag in such a way is disrespectful, rude, tacky, disgusting, and against the US Flag Code.”
Hicks is a Navy veteran herself and the wife of an active-duty Navy member and she told ABC News her intention was to honor the flag and her clients wish to incorporate their military service into the photo shoot.
What do you think?