Rebel flags are symbols of history that have emerged its way into being an icon of pop culture. This rebel flag was used by South Americans to commemorate their sense of pride
Although a lot of people have reacted negatively because some people are claiming that it represents racial bigotry and a false sense of pride, some people easily dismiss that thought and they still continue to patronize product the has rebel flags as its design. It is one of the designs that became popular not only because of its cultural significance in history but more than that, it was popular because it has made its way to reach the popular culture.
Through many performers, artists, and musicians who hail from South America, it became widespread as they used rebel flag designs in their concert backdrops which made it more popular especially to those who belong to the younger masses. One example would be the Southerner rock band Molly Hatchet, who uses rebel flag as one of their icon during their tours. According to the front man, he is a Southerner himself and he said that he uses the rebel flag to celebrate heritage and not because of hate.
For a lot of people the rebel flag may seem that it wants to dictate something that has a negative connotation but for him it should not be in that case but he thinks that the rebel flag should be used as a celebration of his southern heritage. There are a lot of media personalities such as Hollywood actors who wear the rebel flag for their fashion statement as well. Just like Kanye West who wore a rebel flag designed jacket, people are into buying things that are trendy such as getting rebel flag inspired iPhone cases which are available in online shops nowadays. These are very popular in pop culture especially that for the younger people it does not mean negative connotations unlike what it was supposed to imply in the old times.
For some, it is now a symbol of style and not something that gives a negative connotation just as how people would perceive it if it were in the past ages. Up until now people a still buy confederate flags to remind them with the historical implications it was supposed to show during the old times. People still not forget about the way that confederate flags were part of the South American culture because it has always been a big contribution to how the South American culture made its waves into people that can be seen and be reminded about through confederate flags.
What is great is that people still buy confederate flags to remind them of their own culture especially those from the Southern America. Despite its new meaning that popular culture has instilled to it, some people still never forget how it is supposed to promote and celebrate their heritage and not about hate. It has been always the talk of the town of people in America ever since the hype about the rebel flag started and even if intrigues surrounded the historical icon in America. These confederate flags are just the new way of being able to promote historical culture through popular culture in these days.