Just because you think it’s funny, doesn’t mean everybody else will.
Strange pictures that swept the internet on Friday forced Naval officers to address a large image of male genitalia floating high above an otherwise peaceful rural landscape. The Navy confirmed to KREM 2 that one its pilots made the obscene skywriting “art” with his aircraft.
The most monumental thing to happen in omak. A penis in the sky pic.twitter.com/SM8k1tNYaj
— Anahi Torres (@anahi_torres_) November 16, 2017
Officials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island issued a stern statement in response to the image that decorated the skies of Okanogan County, Washington.
“The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable,” officials said.
Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration responded to complaints by saying there was nothing it could do. Unless an act poses a public safety risk, the FAA said it is not authorized to take action. Moreover, the administration said it “cannot police morality.”
Some residents of the area were outraged at the drawing, particularly those with young children. Others saw it as humorous.
That was precision flying! These pilots shouldn’t be punished, they should be promoted to the Blue Angels.
— Scott (@MkUSASteakAgain) November 17, 2017
I loved that song “Penis in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum
— The Amish Texter ™ (@the_amish_txtr) November 17, 2017
— Capt Brent Casey (@ErihaMaranie) November 17, 2017
I don’t see the harm, it’s clearly a 180 and a perfect figure eight!!! #gonavy
— Warpig_mahalo (@Warpig_mahalo) November 17, 2017
I love it. Makes me proud to be a Washingtonian
— April Sundine (@SundineApril) November 17, 2017
— Jus’ Lisa (@tylihairco) November 17, 2017
Does size really matter??!!
— Badrockstar84 (@Badrockstar84) November 17, 2017