Twitter is roasting Sean Spicer for wearing his flag pin upside down

Sean Spicer flips his flag pin

Reporters and internet jokesters alike took time Friday to poke fun at White House press secretary Sean Spicer's upside-down American flag pin, visible at the daily press briefing.

"John Roberts always helping with the fashion tips," Spicer said when Roberts pointed out the mistake.

"Is that a distress signal?" one reporter asked, shortly after the upturned American flag pin was brought to Spicer's attention.

The distress signal question is a jab at Title 36, U.S. Code, Chapter 10 which says the following:

"§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."

"House of Cards," the Netflix political drama about a corrupt politician, uses the upside-down flag as its logo. Shortly after the mishap, the show's Twitter account thanked Sean Spicer.

@HouseofCards: Your loyalty has not gone unnoticed.

Other Twitter users took aim at Spicer, too.

@JamesMSama: Someone please rescue @seanspicer who is clearly signaling for help by wearing an American flag pin upside down. #SOS (Save Our Spicey)

@darth: I fixed your flag pin for u sean

@morninggloria: Sean Spicer's American flag pin is upside down. Upside down flag is a distress symbol. Headline: Metaphor Delivers Press Conference.

The entire flag debacle served as a welcome light moment in an otherwise tense briefing, as Spicer discussed controversial White House topics like health care.