A redesigned South Carolina flag was scrapped after residents made fun of its palmetto tree

South Carolinians are fiercely proud of the state’s iconic indigo-blue flag, with its thin crescent and lush palmetto.

So when a commission of historians was tasked with tweaking its design, residents of the state were quick to respondmess with the flag, and you mess with us.
Lambasted by the public, a newly proposed state flag has been scrapped, インクルード Post and Courier reported 今週.
The South Carolina State Flag Study Committee was created in 2018 to standardize the state flagand met just five times before proposing the new one, influenced by state history.
    South Carolinians haven’t had an official flag since 1940, when the state repealed a code that required an official design. Most versions currently flown at state government buildings are cast in a deep indigo blue and feature a white crescent in the upper left corner and a white palmetto tree in the center.
    It’sone of the most attractive, recognizable and marketable state flags in the nation,” による commission’s report.
    The flag the committee proposed doesn’t differ too wildly from the original iconography. The background would remain indigo, と言いました, because Revolutionary soldiers wore uniforms of the same color, dyed with the indigo plant. The crescentnot a moon, but a badge worn by members of the 2nd South Carolina Regimentwas historically accurate, so it too would remain in the same position.
    But the problem most had with the new flag focused on its beloved palmetto tree. The newly designed tree, adapted from a 1910 illustration used in an older version of the state flag, has been criticized as raggedy,” hideousそして reminiscent of a toilet bowl brush. Historical accuracy notwithstanding, state residents raged against the poor, sickly looking tree.
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn was the rare South Carolinian who supports its redesign.
    As a lover of history and a proud South Carolinian, I’m pleased to see the State moving to standardize the official design of South Carolina’s iconic flag,” 彼 ツイート.
    Scott Malyerck, a political consultant appointed to the flag committee, told the Post and Courier’s Avery Wilks that around 95% of feedback he received on the flag was negative.
      Message received,” he told the paper.
      The overwhelmingly unenthusiastic response spurred the commission to revise its design before it goes before lawmakers in 2021.