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Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:22 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2011 9:24 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After some rather unfortunate remarks about Barack Obama, John Boehner and Hitler, ESPN yanked Hank Williams Jr.’s iconic Monday Night Football intro on Monday, and for now, we don’t know what kind of future Williams’ music has on MNF.

And after releasing a somewhat-stubborn statement Monday evening that said he was just trying to make a point, he’s released another less-stubborn statement saying, well, maybe he shouldn’t have said it in the first place.

From Williams’ web site: “I have always been very passionate about Politics and Sports and this time it got the Best or Worst of me. The thought of the Leaders of both Parties Jukin and High Fiven on a Golf course, while so many Families are Struggling to get by simply made me Boil over and make a Dumb statement and I am very Sorry if it Offended anyone. I would like to Thank all my supporters. This was Not written by some Publicist.” 

This was a little more conciliatory than his previous statement when he intimated that he couldn’t understand why people who have differing views could ever play golf together. Then, he compared Obama and Boehner playing golf together to Hitler and Benjamin Netanyahu hitting the links together.

ESPN had no comment on whether Williams' song would be used on future telecasts.

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s where all the controversy started.



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Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:36 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Are you ready for a moron?  A Monday Night racist!



Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:27 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Would you apply the same standard to Keith Olbermann who wasnt fired the same day he made the statement, but was hired and worked for 3 years on Sunday night Football after calling President Geroge W Bush a "fascist."  http://www.google.com/search?q=olbermann+calls+bush+a+fascist&am
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Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:22 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

 Northeastern leftist Keith Olbermann  was hired by Sunday Night Football and worked 3 seasons after calling George W Bush a fascist.  The double-standard claimed by liberals is a big problem in America. http://www.google.com/search?q=olbermann+calls+bush+a+fascist&am
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Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:17 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Holy cow wvulax... Right on!



Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:14 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

People that took offense to what Hank said need to get a
life!! He never compared the president to Hitler but was merely making a
comparison that the ridiculousness of President Obama playing golf with John
Boehner compares to if Hitler were to play golf with Netanyahu.  He never compared the two to each other.  He could have easily said it’s like Kobe and
Shaq playing golf together.  Same
thing.  If Hank would have said “Hey
Kobe, tell me how my azz taste” like Shaq did, people would still call him a racist.  It’s just pure ignorance to use the race card
and that mentality is what will continue to keep Americans separated.  Take the plank out of your own eye and make a
difference instead of always criticizing others.  GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:13 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

The fact that he's a white southern guy has nothing to do with the reason why people are upset.  To try and deflect the blame to liberals, Maxine Water, or the far-left leaning media instead of where it belongs is to be an enabler and condone his statements.  What do any of those things have to do with Williams and his comments?  He's a perfect example of what's wrong in this country.  There is no compromise with a guy like that because he thinks he's superior to everyone and he's not open to compromise.  Funny....a certain former German leader had the same qualities...



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:13 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

I don't think he should be fired, I seriously doubt ESPN  just turned on FOX news one day and found out he was a hate monger, filled with right wing venom.  They knew what he was.  So what essentially are they firing him for?  For expressing himself publically on a subject they had to of already known about? One thing about hate mongers like Hank, they let everyone that comes within thirty yds of them know how they feel about politics.  ESPN knew what he was, they didn't care.  

So are we going to get to a point where as a country we can't say how we feel, if you want to work and make a living? That's crap, he's an idiot, ESPN had to of known he was an idiot before they hired him. So he goes out and does what all idiot's do, spews his prejudice and venom, tries to spin it, when we all know what he is, and now they want to act like they're above it all. LOL..  Give me a break.. 



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:12 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

This is typical of the left wing so-called politically correct crowd.  Whenever somebody says anything that somehow offends them, they demand an appology, and then after the appology is given, it still isn't enough.  But when a black Congress member makes a racist statement with no basis of fact behind it, or a black Detroit City Council member makes a blatant anti-white statement at a council meeting, where is the outrage?  When gangsta rap songs spew out the infamous "N" word relentlessly, where is the liberal demand for an end to the racist remarks?  When Rush Limbaugh was denied the opportunity to own part of an NFL team because of an accusation of him uttering racist remarks, where were the liberal protests when that absurd accusation could not be substantiated in any way?




Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:08 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Yeah, the Democrats have fixed the recession this country is in. If you are really from San Fran, it explains your comments. If you think Williams must have been drunk to have made those statements, maybe he took Tom Brady's advice to get loaded before the game. Either way, you're a moron. I seem to remember a member of the Colts refusing to go to the White House to meet Bush after their Super Bowl victory. Atheletes & those in the public eye speak out on political matters all the time. Just because Williams said something charged about THIS president doesn't make him wrong, drunk or a racist. Seeing our politicians, on both sides, brokering deals on the golf course while our economy is in the tank makes them no better than the Wall Street managers who got away with billions and their bonuses after running their companies into the ground.



Since: Aug 16, 2011
Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:48 am
 

Hank still doesn't get it.....

This isn't even close to an apology.  Hank says that "IF" he offended anyone, then he's sorry.  He doesn't even touch on the fact that he compared the President of the United States to Hitler.  A real apology would sound something like "I was wrong to compare the President to Hitler, and I apologize for doing so."

Plus, everyone is ignoring that he also said that "They're the enemy....Obama and Biden".  Let's make one thing clear:  Democrats and Republicans are all AMERICANS.  We're not enemies with each other; we are brothers with different opinions.

Let's hope that ESPN does the right thing and distances themselves as far as possible from Mr. Williams.  Monday Night Football will be just fine without him.


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