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."


Contactmusic

Tags: The Dukes of Hazzard - Ben Jones


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

True Blood Recap: The Good Guys Face A Gang Of Vamps

Oh, True Blood, if only you could continue to delight and gross us out for a couple...

True Blood Recap: The Good Guys Face A Gang Of Vamps

Could HBO's "The Leftovers" Fix The Disappointment Of Damon Lindeloff's Previous Effort "Lost"

No matter how much the creators of The Leftovers try to convince is that...

Could HBO's

Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

By the time you finish reading this article you will be enlightened. You...

Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley And Fiancé Roger Mathews Welcome Baby Girl, Meilani Alexandra Mathews

The former 'Jersey Shore' star welcomed her baby daughter, "weighing...

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley And Fiancé Roger Mathews Welcome Baby Girl, Meilani Alexandra Mathews

Katherine Heigl Forced To Address Rumors That She Is "Difficult" To Work With

In a very awkward moment, Katherine Heigl was forced to address speculation...

 Katherine Heigl Forced To Address Rumors That She Is
Advertisement

Tracy Morgan Released From Rehab 5 Weeks After Fatal Crash And Files Lawsuit Against Walmart

Tracy Morgan's astonishing recovery continues as he is released from...

Tracy Morgan Released From Rehab 5 Weeks After Fatal Crash And Files Lawsuit Against Walmart

Christopher Walken Cast As Hook In NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

The 71 year-old Oscar winner is the first big name to be cast in the upcoming NBC...

Christopher Walken Cast As Hook In NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

Kasabian - Leicester July 2014 Live Review

Never backward in proclaiming their own worth, it's safe to say that Kasabian have always had...

Kasabian - Leicester July 2014 Live Review


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

chris86's picture

chris86

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
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322486374

6 years 4 months ago
Report
View Comments

crazydukechick's picture

crazydukechick

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!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484439

7 years 3 months ago
Report
View Comments

smallfry1's picture

smallfry1

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.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322485481

7 years 3 months ago
Report
View Comments

The Dukes of Hazzard Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Dukes of Hazzard

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All