What does an upside-down Stars and Stripes mean?


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What does the US flag the wrong way round mean?

The Stars and Stripes being shown upside-down is a distress signal, as specified in the US Flag Code, which states:

The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer inadvertently wore a US flag lapel badge upside down during a news conference on 10 March 2017. He was asked if it was an advert for the Netflix drama House of Cards, which has the inverted flag as its logo. "There's no promo," he said.


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