Macy Gray thinks that it is high time for America to get a new national flag. She thinks that is for the best that a new design is introduced and that has sparked quite a conversation.

The famous singer wrote an op-ed in this week’s MarketWatch where she said its time for a new American flag to be introduced because the flag has been “hijacked” by people who share a specific belief, much like the Confederate flag, it is “incorrect.” Not it’s not fair to honor the flag, and a new design needs to be unveiled.

The American flag has been hijacked as code for a specific belief. God bless those believers, they can have it. Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect. It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag. 

This conversation is sparking plenty of controversy. There are several people who would fight for the flag and to keep it the way it is. Others like Gray have also been through a lot of persecution and prejudice and they might not view that flag in the same way.

Gray also proposed, “What if the stripes were OFF-white? What if there were 52 stars to include D.C. and Puerto Rico? What if the stars were the colors of ALL of us — your skin tone and mine — like the melanin scale?” She then included a version of the flag that might be a bit more appropriate. You can find that below.

What’s your take on this situation? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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