July 06, 2017
A Philadelphia woman says she's been receiving death threats online after posting a video of herself urinating on the American flag, according to multiple media reports.
Emily Lance, whose Facebook post seems to have been deleted since the video was posted to her profile on the Fourth of July, said that she even saw a $3,000 bounty on her head on Craigslist, according to Metro.
The video shows Lance standing over a toilet and using a funnel to urinate on a small flag until it falls into the bowl.
According to the Daily Mail, the original Facebook video featured a caption that read: "F--- your nationalism. F--- your country. F--- your stupid f------ flag."
After the video went viral, Lance took to Facebook again to defend the video and respond to the threats she said she was getting. Per Metro:
Lance wrote: 'Freedom (of speech/expression) means that I’m entitled to do and say as I please, EVEN if you don’t like it, so long as I am not physically hurting someone – and no, your precious feelings don’t count, that’s your own problem.
‘What don’t you people understand? You’re celebrating freedom while damning me for doing the same. You can’t have it both ways. FREEDOM OR NONE. Practice what you preach or shut the f--- up.’
Lance also said that her father's workplace has been targeted with threats.
She has previously described herself as an anarchist on social media, posting one photo that claimed the 9/11 attacks were an inside job, according to the Mail.