Dukes of Hazzard General Lee

General Lee ditches controversial Confederate flag

Warner Bros., owner of 'The Dukes of Hazzard' brand, has decided to remove the Confederate flag from all upcoming versions of the General Lee.

One of the most famous TV cars in history is set to receive a makeover in the near future. Warner Bros., the Hollywood studio that owns the rights to The Dukes of Hazzard TV show and movie, has announced it is banning the use of the Confederate flag on the General Lee.

The news first surfaced earlier this week throughout the hobby community, according to Screencrush.com. The Tomy toy company, which makes Dukes of Hazzard memorabilia, told a toy collector on HobbyTalk.com that all future versions of the car would be manufactured without the Confederate flag.

“Starting January 1, 2013 all Dukes of Hazzard General Lee vehicles will not be allowed to be produced with the Confederate Flag on top of the vehicle,” said Tomy.

Aside from affecting toy versions of the car, the ban also prohibits any future TV and/or film version of the General Lee from containing the controversial flag.

According to Screencrush.com, Warner Bros. made the decision in order to distance itself from the flag, because some people may find it offensive.

The original General Lee, which appeared in The Dukes of Hazzard television series, was a 1969 Dodge Charger. The vehicle was driven by the Duke cousins Bo and Luke and is perhaps best remembered for the amazing stunts it performed in each episode. There were 256 General Lee’s used throughout the series from 1979 to 1985.

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Comments

Shocking and highly controversial... I have fond memories of the original Dukes of Hazards.
More PC madness. Of course, doing so has also garnered them a lot of notice, which was probably part of the point. It's a win-win. You get to look "sensitive" and get lots of news coverage at the same time.
THIS IS SO OUT OF CONTROL.THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS A BATTLE FLAG NOT A RACIST FLAG..... GET OVER BLACKS....YOU ARE MUCH MORE RACIST THAN WHITES WILL EVER BE....WE OWE YOU NOTHING.
Sounds like your racist to me.. Even though you try to hide it...
I WILL NEVER TAKE THE FLAG OFF MY GENERAL LEE NEVER.
hahahahahaha.....

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