Speaking to the Hollywood reporter, “Dukes of Hazard star John Schneider, defended the iconic “General Lee” vehicle with the confederate flag on the top.
Schneider says he has never encountered an African American who had a problem with it and said he believes the whole “PC” generation is out of hand.
Schneider goes into more detail on the topic in his own YouTube channel.
John Schneider and Tom Wopat, who played cousins Bo and Luke Duke on the series, opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about the flag, which was painted on the roof of the Dukes’ orange 1969 Dodge Charger, which they named the General Lee after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
“I have never had an African American come up to me and have any problem with it whatsoever,” said Schneider, 60, who added that “the whole politically correct generation has gotten way out of hand.”
Schneider went on to call the series, which was set in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia, “a unifying force.”
“The Dukes of Hazzard” aired from 1979 to 1985 on CBS. It later inspired a 2005 feature film, which also featured the Confederate flag image on the roof of the General Lee.
In June 2015, TV Land announced it would pull reruns of the series from its lineup because of controversy surrounding the flag atop the Dukes’ car. Warner Brothers also announced it would no longer sell products featuring the Confederate flag — including “Dukes of Hazzard” merchandise.