US Navy draws mockery after adding a mask to the eagle in logo

‘China, 伊朗, and Russia are laughing at us’: US Navy is slammed for adding a mask to the eagle in service branch logo

  • US Navy recently added a mask to the branch’s official logo on Twitter
  • Critics piled on mocking the ‘wokemove saying adversaries would laugh
  • Other service branches have not yet followed suit in updating their logos
  • 美国. Navy has drawn criticism for updating its 推特 bio to depict an eagle wearing a face mask in a reference to the 新冠病毒 大流行.

    The change to the Navy logo was spotted by Twitter users on Friday, drawing mockery and accusations that the nation’s adversaries would be ‘laughingat the update.

    The logo, a stylized version of the unofficial Navy emblem that dates back to the 1970s, shows an eagle holding an anchor in its talons. The updated version depicts a blue mask covering the eagle’s beak.

    ‘Why desecrate the US Navy logo with a mask? It’s a blatant show of weakness. 中国 is laughing..’ 一位推特用户写道.

    美国. Navy has drawn criticism for updating its Twitter bio to depict an eagle wearing a face mask in a reference to the coronavirus pandemic

    美国. Navy has drawn criticism for updating its Twitter bio to depict an eagle wearing a face mask in a reference to the coronavirus pandemic

    ‘China, 伊朗, and Russia are pissing their pants laughing at us,’ wrote right-wing commentator John Cardillo.

    ‘This is so depressing,’ remarked Robby Starbuck, the music video director and Republican candidate for Congress.

    ‘The @USNavy put a mask on the Eagle on its home page. We’re doomed,’ tweeted Robert J. O’Neill, the former SEAL Team Six operator who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

    The Navy’s twist on the logo is believed to be an attempt to emphasize the importance of personal precautions in the pandemic. The service has not yet commented on the matter.

    The United States Navy Emblem was created as a substitution for the more complicated Navy Seal for unofficial purposes in the early 1970s, according to Navy documents.

    至今, other service branches have not followed suit in altering their social media bio pictures, which feature also feature versions of the branches logos.

    While altering bio pictures on social media to reflect an issue of the moment is a common practice on social media, the military has typically not followed suit, reflecting a more restrained approach.

    然而, official military accounts on social media have courted controversy in recent months with a more freewheeling style.

    The United States Navy Emblem (以上) was created as a substitution for the more complicated Navy Seal for unofficial purposes in the early 1970s

    The United States Navy Emblem (以上) was created as a substitution for the more complicated Navy Seal for unofficial purposes in the early 1970s

    The version featured on Twitter is part of the Navy's official logo scheme, 见上图

    The version featured on Twitter is part of the Navy’s official logo scheme, 见上图

    上个月, an official Twitter account of the U.S. Marines has apologized for tweets lacking ‘professionalismafter calling Fox News host Tucker Carlson a ‘boomerand hitting out at other critics in a debate over pregnant service members.

    ‘We are human and we messed up. We intended to speak up for female Marines and it was an effort to support them,’ II Marine Expeditionary Force wrote in a tweet.

    ‘They are a crucial part to our corps and we need them to know that. We will adjust fire and ensure the utmost professionalism in our tweets,’ the apology continued.

    Senator Ted Cruz pointed to the tweets and slammed the Marines for ‘launching political attacks to intimidate Tucker Carlson & other civilians who criticize their policy decisions.

    The Texas Republican demanded a meeting with the Commandant of the Marines, General David H. Berger, to discuss the issue.

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