Photographer Ed Freeman has received heavy criticism and death threats after sharing his adaptation of the iconic flag-raising at Iwo Jima. Freeman’s adaptation includes four muscle-clad men raising a rainbow flag, mirroring Joe Rosenthal’s famous photo. The photograph, originally taken nearly a decade ago, according to the Washington Post, resurfaced last week following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to end state bans on same-sex marriage.
Ed Freeman shared the photograph Friday, June 26, 2015 with the message “When I took this picture almost 10 years ago, it never, never occurred to me that it would someday come to symbolize the victory we are celebrating today. Congratulations to all of us! Love to you all.” Responses on social media have been mixed, but mostly filled with vitriol. John Wilkes responded, “I love this pic. Don’t let the murderous haters censor you.” FULL REPORT