'The Dukes of Hazzard' Pulled From TV Land Schedule After Confederate Flag Controversy
The Dukes of Hazzard will no longer air on TV Land.
According to THR, the 80s adventure comedy series has been pulled from the schedule amid uproar that the car famously featured on the show, called The General Lee, prominently displays a Confederate flag on the roof.
In fact, Warner Bros. recently announced it would cease production of all merchandise bearing the flag following the horrific church shooting that took nine lives on June 17 in Charleston, S.C.
After the attack, photos surfaced showing shooter Dylann Roof waving and posing with Confederate banners.
Meanwhile, former star Ben Jones, who played Cooter on the series, recently defended the flag, which is displayed at his Dukes of Hazzard museum, Cooter’s Place.
“I think all of Hazzard Nation understands that the confederate battle flag is the symbol that represents the indomitable spirit of independence which keeps us ‘makin’ our way the only way we know how,” Ben wrote on the museum’s Facebook page. “That flag on top of the General Lee made a statement that the values of the rural south were the values of courage and family and good times.”
In case you didn’t know, The Dukes of Hazzard ran from 1979 to 1985 on CBS.
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