Come on, HGTV. I know half of your shows are filmed in Canada, but for Christ's sake think before you act. This is worse than relegating Mike Holmes to the DIY Network (don't think we didn't notice) and it's certainly more insufferable than every "this closet can't fit all my shoes" and "I can't buy this house because the walls need to be painted" couple ever featured on House Hunters. Having an American flag printed table cloth is one thing, but using an actual flag is out of fucking bounds.
According to Fox News:
The HGTV website featured a segment titled, “Classic Fourth of July Table Setting Ideas.” The photographs show bowls of fruit and a jar of lemonade sitting atop Old Glory. They called the flag an “unconventional table” linen.
“Drape a large American flag over the table as a bright and festive table runner,” HGTV suggested. “Use a nylon flag so spills can be easily wiped off and the flag can later be hung with pride on a flag pole.”
Nothing like hanging a flag outside your house that is covered in apple sauce and gravy stains. But hey, at least your table will be fucking clean.