He just loves stirring the pot. David Eason took to Instagram on Sunday, Nov. 18, to share several photos of himself with a Confederate flag. The former Teen Mom 2 star — who was fired for his controversial remarks on the LGBTQ community — is now being slammed by fans who say his latest actions are “racist.”
“@j_evans1219 how sick that you support a racist man,” one person wrote of his wife, Jenelle Evans. Another added, “No! Why did you have to disgrace our beautiful indigenous lands by waving this flag over the native people that live in that canyon #norespect.” A third chimed in, “My beautiful state… with a moron flying his flag of death, oppression, and pure pestilence! Go back where you came from!” A fourth, however, just claimed he was doing this for attention. “He’s trying to stay relevant and everyone commenting negative replies is making his wish come true. 🙄”
That commenter may have a point, though, because this isn’t the first time the reality TV exile posted a pic with the flag. Last month, he took to the social media platform yet again and wrote, “Where I’m from is who I am and my family fought and died for this land. Red white and blue comes in more than one pattern. Dont argue just get off my page if you dont agree! Thanks @rednecknation #RHEC.”
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Confederate flag “is one of the most controversial symbols from US history.”
“To many white Southerners, the flag is an emblem of regional heritage and pride. But to others, it has a starkly different meaning — representing racism, slavery, and the country’s long history of oppression of African Americans.”
The site adds: “It’s difficult to make the case today that the Confederate flag is not a racist symbol.”
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