The art was meant to represent many countries and cultures United in harmony. However the Vietnamese “community leaders” were offended that the flag was desecrated by placing it on an animal like a dog.
It’s the type of right wing flag waving conservatism I dislike.
The artist Mai Long was lucky she was Vietnamese heritage and hence it wasn’t censored and hence this was an internal battle within the Vietnamese community
If she was a Caucasian she would almost certainly be censored when the Vietnamese community complain and I am sure racism accusation would be made even though it would have been capitulating to right wing elements of the Vietnamese community.