UNREAL: College Student Had to Remove American Flag from Balcony Because It Was ‘Offensive’

Published on September 21, 2014

This is one of those, “Are you kidding me?” moments. It makes you wonder if we are still living in the same country. Check it out…

SAN DIEGO – A local college student contacted Team 10 after he said his apartment complex managers told him he needed to take down his American flag.

Brad Smith moved into the new Boulevard 63 Apartments last month. A couple days ago, he received a notice to remove the American flag hanging from his balcony.

Smith asked the apartment community managers why.

“We were then told that it was for political reasons and that the flag could offend foreign people that live here, foreign exchange students,” Smith said.

That did not sit well with the San Diego State University sophomore.

“I’ve had friends and family fight to defend that flag,” Smith said.

Team 10 took a closer look at the lease and the community rules.

The rules do say “no signs or other personal property may be kept outside the premises” and management determines what is “permissible and acceptable.”

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