Australian woman living in the USA triggered by why Americans display so many national flags
- Aussie living in US fed up with American flags
- She claimed ‘there are too many flags’
- She aid she ‘couldn’t tell’ what the Australian flag looks like
An Aussie living in the U.S. says she is fed up with the number of American flags that she has come across in the country.
In a video shared to TikTok, Mia Chloe wanders along a suburban street and expresses her objection to the over-the-top display of American flags in the proudly patriotic nation.
‘I’m just gonna say it… there are too many American flags,’ she said.
‘They’re on houses, they’re on cars… saw them on couch cushions…’
An Aussie living in the U.S. has had enough of seeing American flags everywhere she goes
Mia, who goes by handle @meanderwithmedia, on TikTok, compared the visibility of national flags in the U.S. compared to Australia.
‘You’re the only country that I know that does this,’ she remarked.
‘The only time I’ve seen an Australian flag is on the [Sydney] Harbour Bridge… [I] could not tell you what it looks like.’
‘I know it’s, like, blue and it’s got some stars on it,’ she added.
‘I think I could draw the American flag from memory… I think I can make a bloody sculpture out of it.
‘That’s how many bloody times I’ve seen it.’
The fed-up Aussie urged Americans to ‘pull back’ on putting up flags everywhere.
‘It’s enough,’ she said. ‘Let’s stay humble.’
The fed-up Aussie urged Americans to ‘pull back’ on putting up flags everywhere
The woman’s TikTok video caught the attention of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who had a blunt message for the young Aussie.
‘Go back to Australia,’ he tweeted in response to the video, adding a series of U.S. flag emojis.
It appears the woman’s TikTok account has since been deactivated after the backlash.
The woman’s TikTok video caught the attention of Texas Governor Greg Abbott (pictured), who had a blunt message for the young Aussie
The video, reposted on Twitter by the influential right-wing account Libs of TikTok, racked up plenty of comments.
‘I’m going to put out another flag,’ one American wrote.
‘Merica baby’!’ added another.
However, some agreed with the Aussie’s views.
‘As a person who was born in Houston, I respect this,’ one said.
‘It’s not just America’s love for the USA – it’s a culture of broad-patriotism,’ another wrote.
One person said they understood her confusion because flag-waving patriotism isn’t so common Down Under.
‘People wearing the college teams or the high school mascot shirts. Being proud of your town, your organisations, your church, your clubs – doesn’t exist in Australia,’ they tweeted.