Disrespectful to the United States Marines? Fucking spare me. For all our war-borne manliness that makes panties drop at a level measured on the Richter scale, the USMC Infantry is the most pink-wearing, ass-smacking, sac-fondling mass of homoerotic man-love I've ever seen on the face of the earth, gods love them. Association with the LGBTQA movement is a badge of honor.
Disrespectful to the flag raising itself? Maybe one in ten of you clowns were griping when Underarmor pulled a commercialized version raising a basketball pole a few months ago. It was stupid to make an issue of then (especially to a company that's done a shitload for military and veteran's groups over the years) and it's stupid now.
But why stop there? Where were the complaints when the pose was parodied on The Simpsons? Robot Chicken? King of the Hill? Newsweek (which used the cast of Jersey Fucking shore. WAY more offensive), G.I. Joe, Doonesbury for fuck's sake. It's an iconic pose known through the decades.
Shit, the adult video association had pornstars doing that pose in an anti-censorship ad a while back, and I didn't hear shit from the pack of you back then.
Taking it from those who died on the island? Even if the U.S.'s sense of history ever gets that bad (which it never should), it's known as an iconic moment of victory following an intense, bloody struggle. Say hello to the LGBTQA movement, folks. The only iconic places they've got is a dive bar in Manhattan and some bloodstained fence pickets in Wyoming. It's as good a symbol as any for last week's SCOTUS movement. Let the fucking thing fly.