Rihanna, who is not natively from the United States CLEARLY was not intentionally trying to disrespect the flag – but the angry supporters don’t seem to care.
According to the US Flag Code says, “The Flag Code addresses the impropriety of using the flag as an article of personal adornment, a design of items of temporary use, and item of clothing. The evident purpose of these suggested restraints is to limit the commercial or common usage of the flag, and, thus, maintain its dignity.”
So what does that mean? Technically it’s illegal to use the American flag as an article of clothing.