A Texas high school caved in to critics who complained about a photo of soldiers who were part of the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
The Katy High School Football team thought they would honor the many Marines and soldiers who were using the school as a staging ground for troops sent to help in the Houston area following devastating floods from the storm.
A photo tweeted out on Thursday, and shared by many in the media, showed a school hallway filled with sleeping members of the military.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 1, 2017
“Inside of Katy High….these are the real heroes. Thank You for all that you do,” the post read, according to NBC4.
And while the sentiment and photo were certainly appropriate, apparently someone had to complain.
I think it is a shame that this High School had to remove the photo because people complained. https://t.co/IWRaNkmzoK
— William Amos (@WilliamAmos) September 1, 2017
Good grief this is a damn emergency and some idiots have to complain about these soldiers sleeping in the hall! How petty&apathetic!
— Dee ?? (@AliasAngel) September 1, 2017
I think it’s a shame they removed it despite the complaint. I would of shamed the complainers instead.
— Jack Tippett (@IJacktee) September 2, 2017
“Despite everything positive going on, a few outlets have taken the opportunity to bash Katy HS for soldiers sleeping in the hallway,” the Katy Football team wrote on Twitter. “National Guard has beds and cots…and by CHOICE several went into the hallway. So to defuse the situation, we’re removing the pic.”
That seemed to anger some people even more, as they saw the move as a concession to the haters.
Catering to STUPID demands of left extremists guarantees even more outrageous demands. Every. Time. History lessons ignored.
— Kathleen (@teamfrazzled) September 1, 2017
they didn’t have to — gutless wonders running the school
— JimW_in_NM (@JimW_in_NM) September 2, 2017
you should have ignored the catcalls from the idiots & shown young people they should do the same.
— RiseFromTheAshes (@AmericanRising) September 1, 2017
So basically, Katy Football are nothing more than a bunch of spineless pansies. Great way to represent… smdh.
— Tim-Unfiltered (@TimKnowsBest) September 1, 2017
The Katy Football team did tweet a few more comments, and updated with photos of the endless cots and beds provided at the school for the military service members who chose to use them.
We know the truth, and again, to the @USNationalGuard thank you for your service and if you need anything, let us know.
— Katy Football (@Katyfootball) September 1, 2017
— Q (@NicoleQiana) September 1, 2017
Thank You @USNationalGuard
— Katy Football (@Katyfootball) September 1, 2017
With classes suspended for the week as Harvey roared in, the school welcomed soldiers working on relief efforts on Thursday. Photos and video of the troops were shared on social media, like the one from USA Today of the Army Humvees arriving in Katy.
It’s a dramatic sight. A caravan of Army humvees arrive at a Katy, Texas neighborhood to assist in ongoing high water rescues. pic.twitter.com/ft6q1yOiVk
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 1, 2017
National Guard loading a box truck of supplies going to a shelter in Rosenberg. pic.twitter.com/xpQBOJeCym
— Rick Hull (@KatyHSPrincipal) September 1, 2017
Despite the removal of the photo of sleeping troops, which went viral anyway since Twitter is forever, countless comments poured in thanking the troops for their service to the devastated Texas communities.
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thank you for hosting the National Guard!
— Jae Onasi (@JaeOnasi) September 1, 2017
As a Soldier of 20+ years I slept in a hell of a lot worse.Kudos 2 Katy/KHS for providing a clean, safe environment. https://t.co/tfma3WC7ZV
— Airborne_Sapper (@MichaelSmith024) September 2, 2017
They’re all heros. Give it a rest.
— Karen Whitehead (@KarenWh8) September 1, 2017
As a vet myself. We dont care where we sleep as long as we can get a few minutes of “Shut-eye”. Then we get up and get back on our mission.
— SG_45 (@slgrant45) September 2, 2017
Thank you to the national guard and to the Katy School for what you did we honor you, and who cares what was said by the left
— Seattle G (@gdcalmeyer) September 2, 2017
THANK YOU to the National Guard and all first responders. … prayers to all….Stay safe, God speed. ..
— Cheryl Pearce (@Angel62851) September 2, 2017
God bless each and everyone of you. The job is not glamorous, but it is APPRECIATED. Thank you for what you do!
— Kari Lake Fox 10 (@KariLakeFox10) September 1, 2017
I agree these are great https://t.co/gSa484kQMj easy the country loves you.
— Lanna (@lannadevites) September 1, 2017
THE BEST OF WHAT AMERICA HAS TO OFFER!! Taking a well deserved rest.
THANK YOU ALL FOR SERVING. From a soggy but grateful Houstonian. 😉
— Joan F. Kranz (@joan_kranz) September 1, 2017
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