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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: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:10 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Obviously Hank Jr is not that smart. 3 most hated words people will get turn off if and when use in public, Hitler, the "N" word and the "C" word. If and when you use these words, you're asking for trouble. Btw Hank, because of your big mouth and your idiotic comparison, the easy money you've been making singing the MNF song for 20 years will soon be down in the toilet. Way to go dude. Typical rich people, flushing money down the toilet like there's no tomorrow, gotta love it.




Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 12:45 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Gotta say, I don't really care too much about his political opinions either way.  But I did like the last sentence of his statement "This was Not written by some Publicist.” 



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 12:14 am
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Mentioning Hitler in a political discussion is the mark of an idiot. It's the only historical reference stupid people know. 



Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:49 pm
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Thank God.  Now I don't have to listen to that same, stale crap intro, made by somebody that nobody would have ever heard of if it wasn't for his daddy.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:46 pm
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Funny how he probably did this interveiw to make a few extra bucks and it backfired with him losing his best paying job of all. There will be plenty of people wo will support him and still see his show. Let's face it, a redneck acist from the South (or where ever) is in his blood. Note to everyone, never mention Hitler, The Holocaust or Slavery in any speech, it wil be your end!



Since: Sep 10, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:41 pm
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

the fact that this even made the news is a testament to how sad our culture has become. who cares about what this hillbilly has to say period? it doesn't matter who is in charge they are going to continue using stuff like this to keep you sheep distracted from what is really important, which is we are all being used to keep people in power to benefit the top one percent. instead of worrying about what a washed up country singer is saying about your puppet of a president why don't you read a book?



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:37 pm
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Well said LakerDukeYanks. Instead of being chastised for a game golf and perhaps an opportunity to talk about ways to work together to make things better in this country, they should be commended for trying. Without a doubt we need of this not less.....



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Yep its Russia, commonsense (and I use that term quite loosely) becuase Hank Williams jr got fired. In all honesty Commonsense let me ask you a very serious question. If you were the CEO that employed Hank Williams Jr. what would you have done after this rambling display, complete with Hitler references and calling the president the enemy, nothing??? My guess is you would be the one getting fired if you ignored this cry for help...... The man obviously has some substance abuse problem and needs some help. I hope for his sake he gets it.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

How was that an apology? Hank Jr. hasn't been topical for years and years, except to sing the same exact song for the start of football games, so why is everyone losing a nut over this? Who care what he thinks politically anyway, he's only famous because his Dad actually gave him the name, but not to one of his other bastards.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

As a proud Republican U.S. American, I think any US citizen who calls my president "Hitler" should be ashamed of himself.  I don't care if it is political side or whatever bent the comment is from, but the idea is utterly ridiculous and foolhardy.  Let's take a refresher here.  Hitler was a horrible heinous individual.  He was responsible for the murder of six million innocent men, women and children, each of which was shot, killed, burned or gassed because each was Jewish.  Hitler tried to eradicate a religion by killing its members.  There can be nothing worse than that.  This may be a politically divided country and who knows whether it will become bad enough as it was from 1861-1865, but we Americans will never be evil enough to consider such a hideous "person" to be our leader.
As for why Boehner and Obama would be playing golf together, it is known as collegiality.  Just because two leaders have different views of how our country should be governed, I think it is great that the two sides can get together and have the chance to discuss each other's views, something that the son of Hank Williams cannot envision.  Politics is the study of compromise.  This is not the NBA and the NBPA fighting tooth and nail over the last pennies in the basket.  So son of Hank Williams, I hope when you are called from this earth, you get to meet Adolf and have the chance to discuss whether anyone should be compared to something of pure evil.


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