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South Carolina debuts new state flag and the public hates it


#History met the modern age in the worst way when #South #Carolina residents got their first look at the proposed state flag.

A committee of historians got together to decide on the specifics of the state flag, which largely followed the example of two previous official flags.

The state previously used a design that depicted a palmetto tree and a crescent moon, and the historians wished to honor the state’s heritage by adopting a variation of it.

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#Scott #Malyerck illustrated the variations, and he created a #Facebook page to help generate discussion and ideas for the new look, according to ABC #News 4.

#After two years of work and design, the flag was debuted to the public. The design kept the indigo color of #Colonel #William #Moultrie’s 2nd S.C. #Regiment during the #Revolutionary #War, the crescent from the 2nd #Regiment’s uniforms and the palmetto tree, which was drawn by #Charleston artist #Ellen #Heyward #Jervey for the 1910 flag.

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The synthesized result ticked all the boxes for the committee, but the final flag seemed to only tick off the public.

“#It looks like it got the electric chair,” one user said, according to FITS #News.

#Another user said the tree looked like it had “survived a hurricane,” while several others compared it to #Charlie #Brown’s #Christmas tree.

#Another user was much more topical, likening two different designs to 2020: how it started and how it ended.

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A #Post and #Courier #Twitter poll showed that only 22% of respondents said it was “good”; another 26% said they thought it was outright bad, 23% said it was “really bad” and 30% said it was “total trash.”

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#Malyerck admitted that, in hindsight, the flag had sacrificed aesthetics for historical accuracy, leading to a “95 percent” negative response.



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