Good Ole Boy John Schneider Speaks Out After TV Land Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Re-Runs [VIDEO]
Say goodbye to the 'Good Ole Boys.' TV Land has pulled reruns of the 'Dukes of Hazzard' amid controversy over the Confederate flag which appears on the roof of the General Lee. One of the Good Ole Boys, John Schneider, who played Bo Duke on the 80's sitcom isn't happy and is speaking out.
Schneider tells the Hollywood Reporter, "The Dukes of Hazzard was and is no more a show seated in racism than Breaking Bad was a show seated in reality. I am saddened that one angry and misguided individual can cause one of the most beloved television shows to suddenly be seen in this light. Are people who grew up watching the show now suddenly racists? Will they have to go through a detox and a 12-step program to kick their Dukes habit? ‘Hi... My name is John. I'm a Dukesoholic.’”
Schneider shared his thoughts in a video saying, "This is not about a television show. It's not about a flag. It's not about white or black or yellow or blue or green or gold. I's about the fact people have lost their lives and that is what we should be thinking about. Do I think taking 'Dukes' off TV Land is silly, yeah of course I do. I think it's an error because 'Dukes' was one of the most beloved shows ever. Now it's being cast in a terrible light that it doesn't deserve."
"It's time to draw the line in the sand and say "enough is enough", and Political Correctness has gone too far. Bring back this TV show that had family values, that had a family that prayed before dinner, went to church on Sunday, and was always willing to help ANYONE in need, even their enemy, when the need arose and their trusty indestructible car that was almost always there to help them help others, when needed...the General Lee."
The petition already has over 21,000 signatures.