What is the significance of the American flag on the blonde woman in "Battle Royal"?

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

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The American flag on the "ring girl" is symbol of irony. This country is supposed to be about "all men are created equal," yet we have a bunch of ignorant, horrible white men who are watching a young black man get beaten up. This is horrendous and heartwrenching! The irony is in the fact that the flag represents this American ideal, yet is present in this racist, cruel environment.