(FOXNEWSINSIDER) - The iconic 1945 photo of Marines raising the American flag over Iwo Jima has been recreated the gay pride flag.
The recreated image shows four muscular, skin-baring men raising a rainbow flag in place of the Marines and the American flag.
Brian Kilmeade reported on "The Kelly File" tonight that the controversial photo was taken nearly 10 years ago and appeared on the cover of a gay magazine at the time.
The photo began re-circulating last week after same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in a historic Supreme Court ruling.
Kilmeade said the photographer, Ed Freeman, was shocked by the hate mail and backlash he has received on social media.