Flags with similar colors sparked hateful messages hurled toward the owners.
by Lionel Du Cane
A Michigan Bed and Breakfast made the decision to remove a Norwegian flag as complainants mistook the red, white, and blue cross for the scrutinized Confederate flag as it and other Confederate symbols are purged from the United States.
Owners of the Nordic Pineapple Bed and Breakfast in St. John’s, Michigan claimed to have received at least a dozen complaints for their Norwegian flag flying outside the Civil War Era mansion.
Greg and Kjersten Offenecker said they had received “at least a dozen hateful emails” as well as up to twice as many passing comments confusing the Norwegian cross with the symbol for the Confederacy, according to The New York Post.