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Hot Clicks: Photo of newborn cradled in American flag causes controversy

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Vanessa Hicks is a photographer, a navy veteran herself and the wife of an active duty navy member. She never imagined that a photo she took during a newborn photo shoot would get so much negative attention.

A military family who had just had a baby boy wanted to incorporate their military service into the pictures with their new child. Hicks took a photo of the father, dressed in his military uniform while holding his newborn son cradled in an American flag. She posted the photo on her Facebook page and was shocked by hot outraged some people became.

Hicks was told the photo was "disrespectful, rude, tacky, disgusting, and against the u.s. flag code." But as the picture started to go viral, other people started standing up for her saying they saw nothing wrong with the photo.

We posted the photo on our Facebook page to start a discussion. Leah Potter is one of many who voiced that she saw nothing wrong with the photo. She said, "Love the picture. I think it's appropriate. I think it's inappropriate when someone living in America is offended by the presence of the flag."

Lola doesn't think the photo follows proper flag etiquette and said, "Disrespectful. To clarify, it's the subject manner that changes it for you all. What if it was some naked woman, or man? Not so respectful and beautiful then, right? So just because it's a newborn it's okay???

Do you think the photo is offensive? Let us know on our Facebook page here: http://tinyurl.com/oqgbwqf


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