Confederate flag on ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car to be painted over with American flag
The golfer who owns the iconic “General Lee” car from TV’s “Duke of Hazzard” has announced that he will be removing its Confederate flag.
Bubba Watson tweeted on Thursday that he will be replacing the controversial flag on the car’s roof with the American flag.
Watson is a professional golfer who bought the car for $110,000 in 2012.
“All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee,” Watson said in the tweet.
TV Land recently pulled episodes of “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule. The family show originally ran from 1979 to 1985.
The network would not comment on whether reruns were pulled because of the Confederate battle flag painted on the car’s roof.
Controversy has surrounded the Confederate flag, especially in the wake of the deadly June 17 shooting at a historically black South Carolina church that killed nine.
In South Carolina, the governor recently called for the Confederate flag to stop flying over the capitol. The governors of Virginia and North Carolina quickly declared that they would remove the flag from state license plates.
Meanwhile, several of the country’s top retailers — from Walmart to eBay and Amazon — announced they would stop selling Confederate flag merchandise.