Vox Celebrates Memorial Day by Shaming Marines

"The Marines Corps has a toxic masculinity problem," they say.

Memorial Day is for more than simply going to the lake or grilling out with friends. President Donald Trump wrote, "Memorial Day is our Nation's solemn reminder that freedom is never free. It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our Nation. On this ceremonious day, we remember the fallen, we pray for a lasting peace among nations, and we honor these guardians of our inalienable rights."

However, some leftist organizations can't even muster up the good will to honor the fallen heroes. Vox, for example, decided to use Memorial Day to shame the United States Marine Corps. It begins:

On May 12, the US Marine Corps launched its first commercial with a female lead, part of a broad effort to persuade more women to join the service.

The ad, titled “Battle Up,” was meant to let women know they’re welcome in the Marine Corps. But it also inadvertently refocused attention on the service’s well-earned reputation for being a fraternity that often marginalizes or mistreats female troops.

The commercial dredged up memories of last March’s “Marines United” scandal, where male Marines shared photos of naked female Marines, veterans, and other women on Facebook without their consent. Around thirty Marines face courts-martial for their involvement in the group.

So when the Marines actually create an ad to draw more women into their ranks, this is also somehow bad, too? With liberals, you can't win for losing. Regardless, Memorial Day is not the occasion to dredge up accusations against the Marines. Users on Twitter agreed:


But perhaps this was the best one:

Let's hear it for Vox for not only failing to honor our fallen soldiers, but for also succeeding in dishonoring them. Try again next year, guys.

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