Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
His audience wasn't the rodeo audience. His audience is the people watching his show.
And the people watching his show more than likely aren't going to think he crossed a line.
I also find it really amusing that so many people want him "beat up" for his performance. Nah, not jingoism at all right RB?
Not all all. While advocating beating up someone for expressing something disagreeable is certainly itself not evidence of patriotism, you don't have to be jinoistic to be offended by someone mocking symbols of your country--you just have to be patriotic.
His audience was the people in the rodeo, not the people to whom he later shows the video. Those watching the video can later laugh at, and feel superior to, those rubes in the audience who don't appreciate their national anthem and flag being mocked. He in turn can profit from the mockery. Lovely.