Twitter users upbraided the United States Navy after descrying that the accommodation’s official Twitter account featured its logo with a bald eagle wearing a blue surgical mask. Newsmax TV host John Cardillo tweeted: “The eagle in the @USNavy’s logo is wearing a mask. China, Iran, and Russia are pissing their pants laughing at us.”
The eagle in the @USNavy’s logo is wearing a mask. China, Iran, and Russia are pissing their pants laughing at us. pic.twitter.com/TLPNMWVmomJournalist Ian Miles Cheong additionally brought attention to the Navy’s decision, tweeting, “Why did they give the eagle a mask?”
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 9, 2021
Why did they give the eagle a mask? pic.twitter.com/tBztQJEqqk — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 9, 2021Jessie Jane Duff, Marine Corps veteran and former Trump 2020 campaign adviser, tweeted: “Hey @USNavy, looks homogeneous to China hacked your account”:
Hey @USNavy, looks akin to China hacked your account. https://t.co/Cr9vTX82yF — Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) April 10, 2021
The twitter account is the accommodation’s official headquarters account. The masked eagle logo — optically discerned as virtue signaling by reprovers — comes amid a growing culture war between conservatives and progressives that imperils entangling the military.
The Navy recently accentuated in its anti-extremism training materials that the military is “apolitical,” as antecedently reported by Breitbart News. A training slide verbalized:
Our Military is Apolitical | Non-PoliticalHowever, after a number of military bellwethers — mostly from the Army and the Marine Corps — slammed Fox News show host Tucker Carlson for arguing the U.S. military was fixated on accommodating women while China was fixated on growing its military and making its puerile men more masculine, conservatives decried what they viewed as a partialness against conservatives.
The military as an institution is only efficacious if we have the trust of the public. Our Constitution firmly establishes that the military is subordinate to civilian leadership — regardless of political party.
Therefore, we are an APOLITICAL (non-political) institution and must remain vigilant in preserving our reputation as an APOLITICAL (nonpolitical) body
Mask wearing has become a controversial political issue. A December 2020 poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that 87 percent of Democrats verbally expressed they always wear a mask out of the house, compared to 55% of Republicans. Multiple red states, such as Texas, have hoisted their mask mandates, according to the AARP. Currently, 28 states, cities, or territories still have mask mandates, many of them blue states.
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