This is pathetic.
Users on Twitter recently noticed the U.S. Navy’s Twitter account changed its profile picture to a bald eagle wearing a surgical mask.
Many people on Twitter quickly criticized the Navy’s decision to put a mask on the bald eagle and stated that China is laughing at us.
Take a look at the profile picture yourself:
NEW – US Navy government Twitter account put a mask on the eagle of the official seal. pic.twitter.com/R5xUXoQNZg
— Eat love Pray (@EatlovePray11) April 10, 2021
Even after receiving backlash the Navy still has the profile picture up.
Click here to view their Twitter profile: U.S. Navy Twitter
Breitbart News had more details to add to the story:
Twitter users criticized the United States Navy after noticing that the service’s official Twitter account featured its logo with a bald eagle wearing a blue surgical mask.
Newsmax TV host John Cardillo tweeted: “The eagle in the @USNavy’s logo is wearing a mask. China, Iran, and Russia are pissing their pants laughing at us.”
The twitter account is the service’s official headquarters account.
The masked eagle logo — seen as virtue signaling by critics — comes amid a growing culture war between conservatives and progressives that risks entangling the military.
Many users on Twitter weren’t happy about the bald eagle wearing a mask:
It's Official Propaganda Award of the Week goes to the US Navy in a surprising turn of events they take the award with the Masked Eagle that apparently is no longer🦅A fierce beauty of proud independence this great bird once aptly symbolized the strength and freedom of America. https://t.co/DT2reHBvr3
— Alexia'sAnswers (@ASanswers) April 10, 2021
US Navy twitter account puts a mask on the eagle. How does it catch it's prey if it's wearing a mask. pic.twitter.com/P1GatoU4Bw
— Seeking Truth Matters (@MattersSeeking) April 10, 2021
Mask = loss of identity and loss of freedom. Good job, US Navy! https://t.co/fswCbjAdJe
— verytari (@verytari) April 10, 2021
The U.S. Navy’s Twitter handler should leave the bald eagle alone.
The bald eagle represents the strength and freedom of America and when you add a mask to the bald eagle it looks like it’s no longer free.