Today- “More than 33 years since the show premiered on CBS-TV on Friday nights, Warner Bros. has issued a new and terribly insulting attack on the South, a region and a culture which Hollywood has trashed for decades," Jones wrote. "Some unnamed genius at the company feels that the flag is 'offensive to some' and therefore it has no business on a classic TV comedy about a bunch of good ol' boys and girls in the Southern mountains. This is a new level of "P.C." idiocy. I don't know about you, but I am tired of being insulted by morons.”
Jones tells TODAY that the decision could hurt the "Dukes of Hazzard" brand by misrepresenting the nature of the flag to young people who watch the show.
“It will make kids unhappy and confused,” he says. “To me, they’re destroying innocence. They’re not responding to people who watch the show, they’re responding to those who don’t follow it. It’s insulting to my culture and my work.”
He adds, “The flag is a part of the almost perfect design of that car, which has been voted the most popular car in the history of film and television. That’s not going to go away. It’s an idiotic decision.”
Jones stresses that he was an avid supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, participating in countless demonstrations in the South in the 1960s. He says he believes in a deep respect for all people, but believes that to assume the Confederate flag merely represents slavery is to overlook history.
“I have a good feel for where people’s heads are on this thing and I don’t understand why it’s happening,” Jones told TODAY. “When “The Dukes of Hazzard” was a big show, it was this positive thing about the car and the culture and the kids, and that went on for years. It is a permanent part of Americana.”
Fucking Southerners. I swear you can't make it up. Upset that they are a pulling an offensive flag off a toy car that is from a show that is 30 years old. What will their children do now? Oh, I don't know, probably the same shit they were already doing. Which probably didn't involve watching much 'Dukes Of Hazzard'. Never mind playing with any 'Dukes Of Hazzard' toys. Hell, When's the last time you have seen a child play with a toy car period? Any child that is still playing with replica cars is not only too young to play with an iPad or a smart phone, but they are also too young to give a fuck about a logo on said car. Oh no, the innocence of children everywhere has been destroyed by removing a sticker that represents slavery. Well, as long as it's already ruined I guess we can add 'Roots' to the family movie night lineup. The real damage has already been done by tarnishing the 'almost perfect' design of a model car from a fictional show.
I don't know. I think it's time to abolish the confederate flag from our culture too, but I can't help but think it could do more harm than good. We are basically taking away the one symbol that a bunch of irrational, illogical lunatics hold near and dear. The last group of people I would want to instigate is the group that lacks any and all common sense. Gee, I wonder who a bunch of torch carrying, prejudice assholes are going to wrongfully direct their anger towards this time? Why not let them keep their loser flag? I mean, a bunch of bigots in the South honoring the confederate flag is essentially the same thing as the Indianapolis Colts raising an 'AFC Finalist' banner. All it represents is their biggest failure as a region. If that's what helps them sleep at night then at least they aren't working themselves into a frenzy with baseless hatred. Plus, it serves as quite the reminder of what people to avoid associating with. Nine people lost their lives to a sick, twisted teenage racist. Why the fuck are we worried about what flag he liked on his toy car when he was a kid? Taking the flag away hasn't changed anyone's beliefs. It hasn't made those people more accepting. It's hasn't made society more progressive, it's just created an illusion of progression. It has redirected our focus to the positive (the banning of the flag), when the situation is overwhelmingly negative. Racism is still prevalent in society no matter how many flags we take down. Yeah, the flag has no place in society, but neither do the people that find it's presence necessary on fucking children's toys, of all things.