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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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Comments

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:37 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Wolfemen, are you serious or you really dont have a clue? when or where did this become about race. I tell you what, go to your job, if you work & tell everyone with an ear that Hitler is the graetest person that ever lived & see if you remain employed. If you are self employed say it to your customers & see how many you keep.




Since: Oct 25, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:28 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

loser!



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:03 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Did anyone watch the Daily Show last night.  A little over an hour earlier in that Fox and Friends episode, the dumb blonde (and I only say that because (1) she is dumb and (2) they are all dumb and saying "the dumb one" would leave people guessing) was talking about Rosanne Barr and said "we should never pay any attention to what these celebrities think about politics." ... "And now our special guest, Hank Williams Jr.!!!"

Oh Fox and Friends.  If you ever covered news, rather than manufacturing it, you would be so entertaining.



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 7:53 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Here's a hint Hank Jr., stick to what you know and that ain't football or politics ! Now just make sure you keep those KKK robes nicely pressed and creased just in case you get the urge to put a swastika on em !



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 7:35 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

When rednecks play politics...see further Dixie Chicks and Toby Keith.  Just let us cry in our beer after losing our girl, our job, and our dog....



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: October 5, 2011 7:01 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

comparing Barrack Obama to adolph Hitler was wrong on Hank Williams part and he does owe an apology , I am quite sure any member of Adolph Hitler's family would be ver upset with this and Hank should apologize to the furher's family right away !!!



Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:25 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

you're an idiot! your response is exactly what the problem is. keep your politcal opinion out of it and deal with the facts. your opinion is exactly that, an opinion. name calling (you calling him drunk and stupid, him calling someone hitler, me calling you an idiot) is for 4th graders. let's all grow up and act like decent people and maybe everyone else will follow.



Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:22 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Why is it when the white southern guy says a low to moderately questionable thing, he's put out of a job, but when black congresswoman Maxine Water says that the Tea Party "racist" and says that "they can go straight to hell" just so she can falsely attack, deamonize, marginalize and slap labels on them its not a problem?  How about the things that the ultra-left in Hollywood say all the time and they are unscathed.  Who really gets discriminated against these days?  We really need to push back against far-left leaning media that stokes the fire against what conservatives have to say and always give liberals a free pass.  The NFL is also to blame too for reacting to the situation the way that they did.     &
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Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2011 5:48 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

First of all Hank should have declined the interveiw if he was smart.  When you are in the public eye and MNF is in the public eye, you have to choose your words carefully.  Sometimes you can't say what you truely feel to the media because this can happen.  Now you have lost major $$,s by running off at the mouth and not thinking before you speak.  Sometimes it is best to say nothing at all and this was one of those times.  You have a contract with a major sports affiliate and you say something stupid about the President?  You have to be drunk or stupid or both and in this case I think he was both drunk and stupid for saying what he said.  What he should have said is the republican party is doing everything it can to make Obama tenure as bad or worse as the Bush administration.  But we all know who is to blame for what going on today.  I didn't matter who the next president was after Bush they would have been screwed too.  It's funny to me how everything is Obama fault.  The ecomomy always goes into a recession when Republicans are in office and Democrats alway have to fix their messes afterwards.



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2011 5:20 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Dixie Chicks, Hank, Jr. same thing.  Freedom of speech also has freedom of consequences.  Damage is done and apology accepted but it doesn't change the harmful and spiteful intent. 


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