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Antelope Valley Fair Management Takes Down Rainbow Flags To Avoid Endorsing Gay Pride
The Antelope Valley Fair wants its fairgoers to "Peel the Love"...but not like that!
The community's onion-themed fair opened yesterday, but right away some fairgoers noticed something was awry.
The management decided to put up some colorful flags around the fair and had opted for rainbow flags.
"It really was an honest mistake," the fair's general manager Dan Jacobs told NBC LA.
It turns out the management didn't know that rainbow flags were associated with the gay pride movement. Jacobs took the issue up with the fair's executive committee, and they decided to take the flags down before they got any more complaints.
"Do I take a stand and say 'I don't believe in this, or whatever?' We said, 'No.' Why don't we just take them all down right now because we've only got a couple calls. No one will know, because we're not trying to make a statement," Jacobs said.
Of course, someone noticed that, too. Lancaster's Outreach center noted it and told NBC LA that taking down the rainbow flags sends a message, too, a poor one.