Dukes Of Hazzard Classical Show Axed Over Race Controversy

Former THE DUKES OF HAZZARD star BEN JONES has slammed a politically correct decision to pull the plug on a CINCINNATI POPS ORCHESTRA classical tribute to the show. A 14 July (07) Ohio concert has been axed after Pops bosses learned officials at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were unhappy about the show and the TV programme's supposed links to racism and slavery. After speaking with local NAACP leaders, orchestra bosses released a statement, saying, "We decided that some of the messages conveyed in the programme are not consistent with the efforts of the Pops to reach out to all members of our community." A NAACP explains further, "It's very clear how we feel about the Confederate flag and the long and arduous fight we have conducted to get rid of that symbol of a very unpleasant time in our history." But one-time politician Jones, who played mechanic COOTER on the hit TV show, insists the decision to scrap the show is political correctness gone mad. He says, "This is a benign family show loved by people of all ages and races. I have fought racism and bigotry my whole life and worked in the civil rights movement, and there is nothing racist about it."


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i think the dukes of hazzard needs to stay off tv because of there way it sucks the naccp i doing a good job i hope this show stays off tv for good thanks naccp
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I was dismayed and saddened that my favorite show of all time was being slammed because the General Lee has the confederate flag on it. To me it is backward racism. Not once was there a racial slur from any of the characters on the show, and I never heard any of the actors put down any race.In fact the show created moral values that I and now my four year old son follow.I think the NAACP should just get over it!
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The only "contreversy" surrounding the Dukes of Hazzard is the NAACP making it one. The rebel flag is just that. A flag. But the NAACP insists everything is a racist slur against black people. That is bulls**t! It's ok for african americans to make their little comments on white people, that's not racist. But showing a rebel flag, oh lord! White people are racist. f**k that s**t! It's a show people.
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