If the folks from the Westboro Baptist Church doctoring up photos to show them protesting at Whitney Houston’s funeral last weekend weren’t enough, here’s another ridiculous reaction to the singer’s memorial.
After Houston died, Gov. Chris Christie ordered flags around New Jersey to fly at half-staff to honor her. Some felt this honor–typically bestowed upon soldiers, police offers, and politicians–wasn’t warranted, but Gov. Christie stood by his decision, calling Houston of of New Jersey’s “cultural icons.” But one guy just couldn’t let it go.
According to NBC Philadelphia, a Michigan man burned a New Jersey state flag to protest Gov. Christie’s decision to honor the singer.
John Burri of Wyoming, Mich., told the Detroit News, “It was $12.95 and it was the best money I ever spent.”
Burri’s son died in 2005 in Iraq, and he feels like lowering the flags for Houston was a slap in the face to those who have laid down their lives for the country.
He explains, “I didn’t do this to offend the people of New Jersey,” Burri told the Detroit News. “If I did and you’re offended, I’m sorry. But I did this because it was wrong and it was to show the governor (of New Jersey) how wrong this was.”
What do you think? Does Mr. Burri have a point or did Gov. Christie make the right call?