Skip to comments.Warner Bros. Removing Confederate Flag From ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Car
Posted on 08/30/2012 2:37:55 PM PDT by Teflonic
The General Lee Bo and Luke Dukes vehicle of choice from The Dukes of Hazzard is a classic and instantly recognizable Hollywood car. But its about to get a little less recognizable as Warner Bros., the studio that owns the theatrical, DVD and licensing rights to The Dukes of Hazzard, has decided to remove the confederate flag from all future versions of the car.
The news has reportedly been floating around the hobby community over the past few days as Dukes of Hazzard collectors became aware of a new regulation. A collector on HobbyTalk.com was told by a representative at Dukes of Hazzard toy company Tomy:
Starting January 1, 2013 all Dukes of Hazzard General Lee vehicles will not be allowed to be produced with the Confederate Flag on the top of the vehicle.
According to the toy rep, the word came directly from Warner Bros. who no longer wants to endorse an item that has the Confederate flag printed on it.
As of now, this directive only expressly includes merchandising but Warner Bros. is developing a new Dukes of Hazzard movie with Jody Hill directing and if theyre being this strict about licensing issues, they could very well enforce the same policy with the upcoming film. But what is a Dukes of Hazzard property without the General Lee with the flag painted on top?
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Maybe they’ll just trot out that “Smart Car” instead.
It will be painted green with a salute to the snail darter theme...
They just might. Or the UN flag?
The Confederate Flag is as much a part of General Lee as the make and model of car itself.
Well, if the libs have their way, the real General Lee, along with other famous Southern general will lumped in with the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and other various and sundry genocidal maniacs.
When it is all done, the Civil War will be a one issue conflict... guess what it will be?
Why ur at it, please change the name to “General Electric”.
How did you know Whoopi would be in the next film? She’s too old for Daisy Duke though, she’ll be playing the Boss Gazelle (Hog was too offensive to her).
And wouldn't it be simpler to keep the flag on the car and make one or both of the brothers African-American?
For all I know, Schneider, Wopat, and Bach might even become Black if it meant getting big screen work again.
Are they going to color it out of reruns too?
Just keep on pissing people off. Anyone who objects to the Confederate Flag is just playing tag-a-long. It wasn’t “offensive in 1980, it sure isn’t so today.
Some people really do need to grow up and get a life. To worry about this type of stuff when you’ve got crime and drugs amok, underachievement, illegitimacy at 73%, etc.
But I guess this is the sort of “change” people voted for huh?
If James West can be black, anything is possible.
That should increase the value of the original versions.
Then it’s NOT a “Dukes of Hazard” car!!!
*shakes head* A country that demands diversity shouldnt be upset when it happens. But in the name of inclusion, the General Lee is gone, the Greeen Lantern is gay, and Chaz Bono is now a man..
Eco-warriors will battle the Evil Bigness to save the Granola Farm.
Those of you who say that's the dumbest thing you ever heard of just haven't seen the first show yet.
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