Golfer Bubba Watson is making quite a statement. As the owner of one of the highly recognizable General Lee cars from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ Bubba revealed on July 2 that he plans to paint over the Confederate flag on top of the iconic car.
Bubba Watson, 36, announced on Twitter that he will be painting over the Confederate flag on the hood of his General Lee. The pro golfer revealed his plans for getting rid of the controversial flag on the car and gave a pretty good reason for why he’s making the change. Read his statement on the vehicle revamp here!
After purchasing the iconic General Lee at an auction in 2012 for $110,000, the 36-year-old is making a major change to the car by painting an American flag on top of the existing Confederate flag. Bubba tweeted: “All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA.”
His decision came in the midst of controversy surrounding the Confederate flag. Since the racially-motivated massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the controversial flag has been taken down from places like the South Carolina State House and the Daytona International Speedway.
John Schneider, 55, who played Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard, had a field day when he found out TV Land decided to remove the popular ’70s TV show from their line up in the wake of the Confederate flag scrutiny. “I am saddened that one angry and misguided individual can cause one of the most beloved television shows in the history of the medium to suddenly be seen in this light,” John said of the move. “Are people who grew up watching the show now suddenly racists?”
Yikes, if he didn’t take the news of his TV being pulled too well, we can’t imagine what his reaction will be when he hears Bubba is doing this to his on-screen car.
What do you think of Bubba’s decision to remove the Confederate flag from the iconic car, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Michelle Phi