Okay, I'm sorry for the flag thing I said earlier >.>
That was rather ignorant of me. I'd just never concidered it rude personally.. but I must respect these things.
Anyway, look here: http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/6814899.html
Look at how many Hetalia fans are disgusted at this. Look at their replies.
Don't lump us all together with the idiots who did the salute.