In news that will come as a shock to fans of hillbillies everywhere, TV Land has decided to pull all reruns of the popular ’80s show The Dukes of Hazzard.
The network has declined to say why the show was pulled, according to the New York Post. One can safely assume, though, it has something to do with the Confederate flag prominently being displayed on the General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger driven by the show’s main characters.
In a less drastic move, Warner Bros. recently announced that all Confederate flags will be removed from toy versions of the now infamous car, as well.
With the recent incidents in South Carolina, it should come as no surprise that modern companies want nothing to do with the old symbol of the Confederacy. Sadly, it took a lot of violence to make it happen.
(Via New York Post)