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Tomi Lahren Sparks Controversy With Flag Costume (Photo)

Conservative TV host Tomi Lahren sparked controversy with an Instagram post of her wearing a flag costume.

"Oh LA get ready to find your safe spaces!" the Fox News contributor captioned the photo, which showed her wearing an American flag as a costume. "What am I? Well if you’re a conservative, I’m American AF. If you’re a lib, I’m 'offensive.' Let’s go."

Following the post, many responded by saying she was actually in violation of the Flag Code -- which states that "no part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform."

"Wearing the flag is considered an act of disrespect," one social media user pointed out.

Lahren later responded to critics, clarifying that she wasn't in violation of the code, which provides a set of advisory rules for display and care of the flag.

"Answer: Unless an article of clothing is made from an actual United States flag, there is NO breach of flag etiquette whatsoever. People are simply expressing their patriotism and love of country by wearing an article of clothing that happens to be red, white and blue with stars and stripes," her response post stated.

Lahren also recently criticized both singer Beyonce and former NFL player Colin Kaepernick after Beyonce presented Kaepernick with a Sports Illustrated Muhammed Ali Legacy Award.

"Police-hating Beyonce presents police and America-hating Kappy with a 'legacy' award. This is how far we’ve fallen. Wow," the news host tweeted.

Lahren previously criticized Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem at football games in protest of police brutality.

"With or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people, because my platform is the people," Kaepernick said during his acceptance speech, New York Daily News reported.

Lahren, during her Final Thoughts segment on Fox News, also addressed President Donald Trump's travel ban -- defending the ban as a necessary immigrant vetting system.

"It’s not racist or bigoted to secure our borders or properly vet the people who want to come to this country. It’s called national security and I know the concept is difficult for some of these leftists to grasp after eight years of President [Barack] Obama’s American apology tour, but get used to it," she said. "In Trump's America, Americans come first. If that hurts your feelings, too bad."

"The bottom line is this: a nation without secure borders or a proper vetting mechanism is not a nation at all. It’s not un-American to ask questions. It’s not un-American to prioritize Americans over the rest of the world. Every nation has that right," she added.

"You don’t lock your doors because you hate the people outside, you lock your doors because you love the people inside. If President Trump loving Americans bothers you, well, that sounds like a personal problem."

Sources: AOL, New York Daily News, Fox News / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Tomi Lahren/Instagram, Colin Young-Wolff/Invision/AP via New York Daily News