‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Reruns Dropped Over General Lee’s Confederate Flag

Cable network TV Land has pulled reruns of the popular ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ show from its schedule, following the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag.

This comes after several pictures emerged online, showing the suspect of the Charleston church shooting incident – where nine African Americans were murdered – holding the Confederate flag.

Since one of the show’s stars, a 1969 Dodge Charger – known as the General Lee – bears the controversial battle symbol on its roof, the show was pulled off the air.

Warner Brothers, the original producer of the series, quit merchandising all Dukes of Hazzard products featuring the flag one week after the tragic event.

A statement from Warner Brothers provided to USA Today, said:

“Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof — as it was seen in the TV series. We have elected to cease the licensing of these product categories.”

Other retailers, including Amazon and eBay have stopped selling merchandise showing the flag

The Dukes of Hazzard originally aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985 and followed the adventures of Bo and Luke Duke doing shenanigans in a cool Dodge Charger while running from crooked cops.

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  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    They were just good ol’ boys,never meaning no harm…

    What next Knightrider for the Hoff’s terrible hairstyle of the time?

  • Craig

    When the ‘politically correct’ get going – nothing can stop them. The future is a scary place indeed.

    • Ilbirs

      PC ones only have power because ordinary people give them the power and believe that what they say is noteworthy. They don’t have power per se, but power that is given to them by third parties. If you stop paying attention to them, their power falls in miliseconds.

      • Craig

        Unfortunately – that’s just not true. Sadly. The PC are running the show. They are teachers, community leaders, the majority of media and politicians. They’re even leading a great number of churches. Donald Sterling was the eye opener for me. The PC made up their mind – and that was that.

        • Ilbirs

          See what happens in Brazil: the PCs and SJWs were ostracized in the space of very few months. Everytime the president makes an speech in the TV, the sound of the pans is heard everywhere in the cities, to the point that government doesn’t make any official broadcasted intervention. The message Brazilians gave to the government is clear: we don’t want to hear what you say, we don’t want to know what you say, we don’t care what you say, we respect the freedom of speech but this doesn’t mean we have to pay attention to what you say, so you’re in practice talking to the hand.
          What happened? The president and her party are not taken seriously anymore and government approval felt to a mere 9 percent. The same happens with their supporters. BRSJWs complaining on the social networks are only talking to their pairs and if they try to make some action in the real world, they are also talking to nobody but their fellows. Being a SJW in Brazil today is like saying the Earth is flat: you let them say what they want to say, respecting their free speech, but you don’t take what they say in consideration.

          • Craig

            That was interesting. But was does ‘brsjw’ stand for?

          • Ilbirs

            BR: Brazilian
            SJW: Social Justice Warrior

          • DeCode

            Unfortunately Brazilians still put her in office and now the damage is done. Ignore her all you want, but she has the actual power thanks to the uninformed citizens of Brazil.

    • Fernando

      PC is a bunch of dumb asses, it’s ok to use the word black, black man, black woman, black kid, black people, but when you say the word negro, then it’s not ok, I ask you this, since when is it not ok to speak Spanish ?

      • Bo Hanan

        There are a lot of offensive words for each race that that race would prefer not to be called. And the Confederate flag, (regardless of it’s original meaning) has come to represent negativity in this country. And many of it’s supporters owe that to themselves.
        It also doesn’t help that it’s part of the KKK’s signature.

        • DeCode

          And surprise surprise, as a black man, I don’t care or take offense to the confederate flag. And when I was growing up, ALL of my friends loved the Dukes of hazard. Go figure.

          The media and SJWs paint a narrative that is completely opposite of what is reality, never mind actual concerns of the groups they claim to represent.

          But a major reason for SJW power is a guilty complicitness of the majority demographic as well. If white people in America didn’t feel so “guilty” about the past, or being male, or being rich, or being whatever the latest offense is, most of this stupidity would not even be happening

    • TheHake

      “The future is a scary place indeed.”
      I agree with you! And it’s closer than we think!

      • europeon

        I agree with you too, but I’m thinking it’s because of the Great VW Assembly Plant Robot Uprising of 2015, not because of PC talibans.

        • TheHake

          BWAHAHAHA. Spot on! WW3 was started by Germany, again… quite ironically by the German Robots…..

  • smartacus

    Next week; EASY RIDER banned because of American Flag on the bike’s tank.

  • TheHake

    Totally idiotic!

  • badgersnapper68

    Hmm. No escaping that the confederate flag was and is still used as a symbol of white supremacy. The CSA was formed on the basis that slavery was a god given right and that black people would never be capable of governing themselves. It may be considered PC to removed the confederate flag, but when you consider what it represents I’m happy to see it gone. Time to move on and put a distasteful symbol of the past in the rubbish bin of history.

    • DeCode

      Actually no, the Confederate flag was based on states rights and a rejection of the Washington DC levying higher taxes against the southern states, and finally the states right to succession.

      Even Lincoln in his writings had no intentions of freeing the slaves when the war started. It was something he came to later – as well as expedient to the winning support for the war. Five Union states: Maryland, Tennessee, West Virginia, Delaware and Kentucky had slaves during the war. With Delaware and Kentucky not freeing their slaves till the 13th amendment was passed, after the war.

  • fabri99

    This is just stupid, Hazard made fun of that flag.

    • Six Thousand Times

      It really didn’t.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    As if you remove the flag you delete the issues. What a place meh! Hiding dust under the carpet much.

    • DeCode

      EXACTLY!

  • Tony

    Can someone explain to me what the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee has to due with the death of 9 human beings. This sadly this is just window covering for what I can’t see or say. Let’s starting dealing with real issues and just stop with all the nonsense.

    • TheHake

      It was one crazy idiot that killed 9 people in a church. He should be hanged, then the issue is dealt with.

    • Bo Hanan

      I’m surprised by your question Tony. Especially if that’s you in the picture on your signature.
      And if your question is really sincere, might I suggest you study up on your Black History.

  • europeon

    Funny.

    Americans are jealous on Europe’s rich history, yet they decide to distort and sweep under the rug one of the greatest history chapters they have.

  • Six Thousand Times

    While the confederate flag and all it stands for is entirely distasteful, I’m not sure taking “Dukes” off the air solves anything.

    Yes, take it down from state capitals, yes, stop issuing it on licence plates and yes, look askance at your inbred neighbour who has one as a tattoo but let’s be a little more judicious in how far we take this crusade.

    I think a better way to bring our dumb guys along is what NASCAR is doing: trading American flags for confederate ones at its races.

  • what a stupid decision!

  • ronjon400

    I watched this show religiously at the age of 11. At no time was I offended by that flag on the roof. Ridiculous. For the most part that show was pretty wholesome, especially compared to current shows.

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