Sunday, July 3, 2022

‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Pulled from TV Land Over Confederate Flag Car

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*TV Land announced Wednesday it will no longer air reruns of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” due to the Confederate flag’s prominent presence on the series.

Set in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia, “The Dukes of Hazzard” aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985 and has since enjoyed widespread syndication. A huge part of the show is Bo and Luke Duke’s orange 1969 Dodge Charger called the “General Lee,” which features a painted version of the Confederate flag on its roof.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced last week that it would stop selling “Dukes of Hazzard” merchandise that included the Confederate flag, including die-cast models of the “General Lee.”

Ben Jones poses on the General Lee
Ben Jones poses on the General Lee

“Dukes of Hazzard” star Ben Jones (who played Cooter Davenport) defended the series’ use of such imagery with an all-caps Facebook post on June 23. “I think all of Hazzard Nation understands that the Confederate battle flag is the symbol that represents the indomitable spirit of independence which keeps us ‘makin’ our way the only way we know how,'” wrote Jones, who served in Congress from 1989 to 1993. “That flag on top of the General Lee made a statement that the values of the rural South were the values of courage and family and good times.”

TV Land had no further comment about the nature of the decision.

Below, the General Lee in action:

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Over the top. The american people are being jacked off politically. Band aids for grown folk problems.

  2. Dumbest thing I read today. The wheels have been coming off for years (no pun intended) because of being PC – bud this is just stupid.

  3. I think this whole flag thing has gotten totally out of hand.Time to show some respect for all our countries flags including the Stars & Bars. A recent photo of some dodo desecrating the Confederate Flag shows just how outrageous this movement has become. The posting guild lines for this site prohibit me from describing or showing this act of vandalism. For proof of how disgusting the anti-Confederate Flag movement has become, go to the following link.

    http://cosmofunnel.com/poems/your-x-belongs-me-71284

  4. Well….”I” think ANYone condoning of this flag ANYwhere!!!, is the revealing of a fkn…bigot! “BOOM”! Like….would there ever be the image of ANY “concentration camps” in the background of ANY show of ANY kind….ANYwhere ‘on TV??!!! (Pause!) So…HTH could the removal of ALL racist & offensive images of this flag “NOT” be seen as not only correct but….intelligent??!! I mean….aren’t we suppose to be “learning from our mistakes” & not “REPEATING” them??!!! Buuuuuut maybe “that’s” the prollum….”some/a LOT of ppl” “STILL”!!!, don’t think this flag IS…..”wrong”, as so, they wanna continue to celebrate the…”General Lee” & ALL it stands for! (Side eye stare!) But…a really good remedy of this problem could be?…..simply “CGI” erasing” the top of this car’s image! That way, the flag leaves, & the show….staaaaaaaays. Juuuuuuust a thought. Peeeeeeeace! (Said like “Pam ‘on Mart’in”!)

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