Country music singer Hank WIlliams was recently sacked for the offensive comments he made about President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Williams appeared on ‘Fox and Friends’ Monday morning to give his views on the upcoming presidential race. When asked about who he’d be supporting in 2012, Williams went onto call President Obama and Joe Biden “the enemy” and commenting that John Boehner and President Obama’s golf game was like “Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.”
Williams, who’s iconic song, “Are You Ready For Some Football,” appeared before ESPN’s Monday Night Football games, is no stranger to extreme comments. Back in 2008, he appeared on the campaign trail with Sarah Palin and hinted that then-Senator Obama was linked to terrorists.
After Williams’ comments went viral, ESPN issued a statement saying they would pull his song from their opening broadcast.
The network said: “While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.” (No word on if they’ll ditch the song all together).
Although he admitted his comments were “extreme,” Williams said he was just trying to make a point. Williams explained: “I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me — how ludicrous that pairing was. They’re polar opposites and it made no sense … I have always respected the office of the president.”
Uhhh…sure, Hank. We believe you.