A soldier has angered many Americans after she snapped a “selfie” of herself hiding in her car so she didn’t have to salute the flag.

Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, “This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don’t have to salute the 1700 flag, KEEP ALL YOUR ‘THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.’ COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, IDGAFFFF.”


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Then, she posted a second photo with the caption, “Your tax dollars allow me to sit in my car and do this all day! Respect the name though; SHEFFEYnation, do what you want with the uniform LOL.”

The photos spurred outrage online. Sheffey responded with a video that did not include an apology. In it, she said, “I seriously just want to say thank you to everybody who stood up to me today, like seriously. That s– to me was not that serious. I am not a disrespectful soldier and I really appreciate you all.”


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The base says they want to hear Sheffey’s side of the story before they determine whether there will be punishment for her actions.