Variety Magazine’s celebrity inauguration issue has made some folks angry. But it’s not over the content of the article.
The cover picture features Brandon Victor Dixon, the “Hamilton” actor who confronted Vice President-elect Mike Pence, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, actress Lena Dunham, talk show host Chelsea Handler, and CNN contributor Van Jones.
The Hollywood and media stars in the picture have been quite vocal about their fears of President-elect Donald Trump’s coming presidency.
But the flag is touching the ground in the picture, a violation of US Code.
Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8 lists the rules for respectful conduct, including rules against the flag touching the ground:
(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.