But the article, published on Thursday by MarketWatch, received swift rebuke from some prominent conservatives.
A Grammy-nominated article appeared five times in the same day President Biden He signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the 1860s.
She said Old Glory “replaced” the Confederate flag, implying that it was a symbol of racism.
“It no longer represents us all,” Gray wrote. It is not fair to be forced to respect her. It’s time for a new science.”
“She doesn’t represent all of us anymore. It’s not fair to be forced to respect her. It’s time for a new science.”
She went on to say that the new flag should have 52 stars, with the new pair representing Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.
She claimed that the American states in the Caribbean and the national capital deserve a state and that the supposed purity and innocence of the flag’s white stripes was a misconception.
She wrote: “America is great.” “It’s beautiful. Pure, isn’t it. It’s broken and cut.”
She suggested the stripes be white and the stars “all our colors – the color of your skin, the color of mine.”
The 53-year-old mother, who gave birth to Natalie Renee McIntyre, added that she believes America embodies blue “vigilance and perseverance” and red “courage.”
The “I Try” singer noted that the current 50-star flag was designed by a high school student in the late 1950s, shortly before Hawaii and Alaska became states.
“After 62 years, in 2021, we’ve changed and it’s time to reset and transform,” she concluded. “One represents all nations and all of us.”
“It is time to reset, to transform. One that represents all nations and all of us.”
It wasn’t long before the Conservatives responded with fire.
“I don’t like to brag, but we are very proud of this old tattered flag,” tweeted Gina Ellis, who served as an attorney for former President Trump.
“MacyGraysLife had one hit about 20 years ago and hasn’t done anything since,” wrote Republican Laverne Spicer, who ran for Congress in Florida last year. “Now she wants to get out of the dark and says she hates our flag. Your world would collapse if you weren’t in America.”
“MacyGraysLife had one hit about 20 years ago and hasn’t done anything since.”
Gray has been an active supporter of progressive causes for years. Before the 2020 election, she performed at a concert “I Will Vote” to raise funds for Biden.