As Johnny Cash once sang, “Americans can be”mighty proud of this ragged old flag.“
An Australian TikToker traveling across the US felt the ire of American patriotism after posting a video expressing irritation at the number of American flags flying in the country. However, she was forced to deactivate her accounts after facing severe criticism — including from the Texas governor.
“I’ll just say it… there are too many American flags,” Mia Chloe said in a video posted to her TikTok as she strolled through a suburban neighborhood in the Land of Liberty.
The TikToker claimed America is the only country she’s been to visibly raising a flag or banging on anything.
“They’re on houses, they’re on cars … I’ve seen them on couch cushions,” she says in the now-deleted video.
Chloe revealed she wouldn’t even be able to point to her national flag if needed.
“The only time I’ve seen an Australian flag was on that [Sydney] “Harbor Bridge…I can’t tell you what it looks like,” she said. “I know it’s blue and has some stars on it.”
However, having had Old Glory in her mind ever since she arrived in America, she explained that she could “draw the American flag from memory.”
“Enough,” said the Australian in a general appeal to the Americans. “Let’s stay humble.”
Chloe has been bombarded with criticism for her thoughts on American patriotism – and even received a stern message from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
“Go back to Australia,” said the governor of the Lone Star State tweeted again with the video – which has been re-uploaded to various Twitter accounts since it was deleted by Chloe.
Chloe has deactivated her TikTok page @meanderwithmedia After it became clear that the Americans didn’t like the Australian flaunting the nation’s pride and display of patriotism.
In the comments section of Abbott’s re-tweet, there was excitement that she didn’t understand why Americans are so proud of the Stars and Stripes.
“Too much America in America. I don’t get it,” one user commented, poking fun at the Australian.
“Yes, we pride ourselves on being an exceptional nation. As evidence I cite the fact that she, a hater, still spent time and money visiting. LOL,” commented one user.
“If only she knew the meaning of this flag,” wrote another.
“Wait til she visits Texas and sees all our flags,” shared another, alluding to the pride Texans have in their state flag.
The video even prompted a reaction from a user who claimed to be a fellow Australian.
“As an Australian who just spent two weeks in Texas, I found the presence of the flags inspiring. I wish we had that kind of patriotism at home,” he commented @AussieOverLawd.
“Unfortunately, these children have no pride and no respect for their country (or others). And I also noticed a corresponding lack of courtesy and respect towards others.”
It is said that this is not the first problem that the Australian has had with America Fox News
In a separate video, Chloe was filmed complaining at a Walmart that American supermarkets are “a trap,” according to the outlet.
In another instance, she called Kansas an “unlivable” state.
“I’m currently in Kansas,” the outlet reported, as Chloe said in a now-deleted video uploaded Aug. 4.
“Even if the sky is blue at the moment. Give it an hour and there will be a thunderstorm, there will be lightning. You’re going to get stuck in a hailstorm.”