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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.”


Say what?

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.

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  • Joan

    I can’t help but chuckle at all of these conservatives whining about freedom of speech and that Hank was silenced. Nobody from the government showed up in a black van, grabbed him and taped his mouth closed. The man voiced an opinion that the network who hired him did not feel was representative of their network and many of their sponsors. Nobody is stopping him from saying all of the racist, redneck things he really wants to say. LMAO…

  • On the fence about this I understand ESPN wants to protect their brand but Hank’s comparison, a definite underhanded shot, wasn’t far off from the truth. ESPN should cut him some slack, he is just a good ol boy, never meaning no harm.

  • PGS

    you’re kidding right?

    How is comparing Pres. Obama to Hitler not “far off from the truth”??

    Hitler is responsible for the systematic deaths of MILLIONS of people based on ethnicity & hate alone. How the hell does Obama compare to him??

    Please.

  • hc in sf

    Clnmike says:Hank’s comparison, a definite underhanded shot, wasn’t far off from the truth.

    Cinmike…what part of the “truth” was Hank talking about?

    Don’t know if you’ve ever been in DC; while the Republicans and Democrats may be at odds in regards to politics and policy, they are usually very polite and cordial to each other once outside the House/Senate floor or the Oval office. At a time when youth in our community settle relatively minor disputes with gunshots that often kill innocent people, is the president and the house speaker setting an example by saying that just because we disagree politically, there’s no reason why we can’t have a relaxing game of golf and informally discuss ways to improve the nation?

    And the Hitler comment? There’s no excuse for any intelligent person to say Hitler’s name outside a classroom or WWII discussion on the worst person of the 20th century. Hank Williams Jr. is an ardent Tea Party supporter and his comments contradicts Tea Party claims that their opposition of the President is racially motivated. There’s a thin line between being a good ol’ boy with no problem rooting for Black Auburn and Alabama quarterbacks and being david duke.

  • Fox

    These people are so disrespectful.