“No disrespect should be shown to the flag” begins the Alaskan Bush People star‘s apology Monday as he drops his replacement post.
Gabe Brown posts these words not in reference to some garish offense, but to himself. While wishing to celebrate Independence Day, Gabe first uploaded a video of himself that Outsider’s own Amy Myers described as: “basking in his own patriotic glory.”
“As an electric guitar shreds the national anthem in the background, Alaskan Bush People’s Gabe Brown stands stoically. His hair is pulled into a ponytail that younger brother Noah would be proud of. Wearing his usual black leather vest, Brown tucked an American flag around his shoulders like a cape,” Myers wrote in her coverage. And herein lies the problem.
Whether commenters took offense or Gabe realized it afterward, he wound up deleting his video over his own draping and wearing of the American flag as a garment.
With a “Happy 4th God Bless America” caption, the Alaskan Bush People star‘s intentions were surely pure. Today, however, he isn’t having it, and seems rather upset at his former self.
‘Alaskan Bush People’s Gabe Brown Offers Sincere Apology to Fellow Americans
“Dear United States of America. I would like to apologize publicly for my latest post which I’ve taken down after reading, and remembering the following: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America,” Gabe begins his replacement post Monday, the photo from which you can see above.
“The flag should not be dipped to any person or thing,” he criticizes of himself. “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. “
In the end, Gabe Brown says that “wearing” the American flag “as a superhero cape in my Independence Day video was wrong of me.”
“I apologize if I offended any government citizenry or Patriot of the U.S.A. This was not my intent,” the Alaskan Bush People star clarifies.
“I hold America in the highest regard, and believe in it’s constitution, and declaration of independence. God Bless America,” his replacement post concludes.
How’s that for holding yourself accountable? Well done, Gabe! Most would’ve simply deleted the post and acted like it never happened. But not Mr. Brown. Instead, he chose to recognize his mistake – own it – and make it right.
“Good Man!”: Fans Support Gabe Brown
As several fans point out on his Instagram, however, Gabe’s original post didn’t necessarily ring as offensive. But wearing the American flag is not, as he states now, ever a respectful use of said flag.
“I’m sure it wasn’t intentional. Your heart is good and you intentions were well meant. I’m sure.♥️,” responds follower Julie.
“Good man 🙏🏼🙏🏼,” echoes Alaskan Bush People fan Brenda for Gabe owning his mistakes.
“You didn’t offend me. 🤷I knew you had no I’ll intentions,” says another follower.
“No offense taken, Gabey! You’re an ultimate American and no one should question your patriotism. ✨✨✨🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💙💙💙❤️❤️❤️,” adds Gerogianna. Now there’s a generous response.
All in all, it’s good to see the Alaskan Bush People star doing right by himself and others. In the end, that’s all that matters.