The case of a misidentification caused the owners of bed and breakfasts in Michigan to remove the Norwegian flag from the front of the tavern after dozens of people mistaken it for the flag of their confreres, the report said.
When Greg and Kjersten Offbecker moved to the historic manor house in St. Johns years ago and turned it into a bed and breakfast called a Nordic pineapple, installed a flag as a decoration and hung the American flag next to it, WLIX informed.
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However, dozens of guests and people driving around the pub have wrongly accused a few flying of the Confederate flag.
“They have the same color, but the Norwegian flags are not stars. The Confederate flag is a big ̵6;x’ and the Norwegian flag is part of the Scandinavian countries, they are all intersections,” said Kjersten Offbecker.
Last week, the couple decided to remove the flag as part of a new marketing campaign.
“We started to worry that it was discouraging people from coming to our bed and breakfast,” Offbecker said. “To see and make this judgment.”
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Offbecker said the flag was hung as a way to represent her heritage, but withdrew it with confusion because it was not worth the frustration, the television station said. She said she received cruel emails and phone calls due to the confusion of the flag.
“What we are getting is much more negative now,” she said. “It’s not just, hey, you’re flying the Confederate flag.” We must be ashamed of flying the Confederate flag. You are bigoted because you are under the Confederate flag. ‘ “
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Some people are even convinced that the house was built by Confederate leaders. In fact, it was built by trade unions for the daughter of the founder of Saint Johns.
The couple still wants to fly the Norwegian flag and is trying to find a new way to achieve it without receiving complaints.