People Standing For National Anthem Shock Progressives In Viral Video: ‘Dangerous Situation’

The sight of people standing with their hands over their hearts for the national anthem at a Southern California restaurant seemed to shock and horrify TikTok users.

In a viral video posted to the social media platform last week, about a dozen people are shown standing for the Star-Spangled Banner as it appears on a TV screen in the bar area of ​​Rainbow Oaks Restaurant in Fallbrook, California. is played.

A TikTok user who dined at the facility posted the video with the caption, “By far the most dangerous situation I’ve ever been in.” She used the hashtags #godlessamerica. #getout, #illegal and #whitepeoplethings afterwards.

TikTok was horrified by the sight of people standing up for the national anthem at a restaurant. (iStock)


The post received over 17,000 comments, many expressing disgust at the patriotic display.

A TikToker revealed that she worked at American restaurant Mission BBQ and had to stand for the anthem every day. “I hated it there so much,” she complained. Another agreed, saying she hadn’t been back to that restaurant after experiencing the same thing.

One person said the scene looked like something out of a horror movie.

“Serious question. Is that real? another user replied.

Some from other countries found the tradition bizarre.


Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Kirby Bowling, 45, of Laurel, MD, along with his dog Sig, is seen during the national anthem at the 45th Annual March for Life, “Love Saves Lives,” Friday, January 19, 2018, Photographed at the National Mall in Washington, DC (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“As someone from the UK [sic] this feels so dystopian,” one person wrote.

“In Spain we don’t even hear the national anthem that often so 100% that would freak me out that much,” replied another user.

Several others called the video “wild,” “scary,” and “terrifying.”


The Southern California restaurant recently announced in a social media post that it plays the anthem every day at noon. The restaurant has maintained that tradition for the past six years, reported San Diego-based KUSI News.

Fox News Digital has reached out to restaurant Rainbow Oaks for comment on the social media backlash to the anthem.

Rick Schindler

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