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Hank Williams Jr.

My Obama Comment Was 'Misunderstood'

10/3/2011 5:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Hank Williams Jr. has just released a statement regarding his controversial statements on Fox News Channel this morning -- claiming he was simply "misunderstood" when he compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

Williams Jr. says, "Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me - how ludicrous that pairing was."

He continues, "They’re polar opposites and it made no sense. They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the President.”

Williams Jr. adds, "Every time the media brings up the tea party it’s painted as racist and extremists – but there’s never a backlash – no outrage to those comparisons… Working class people are hurting – and it doesn’t seem like anybody cares. When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job – it makes a whole lot of us angry. Something has to change. The policies have to change.”

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Hal    

I didn't misunderstand Hank's remark, I agree w/him. As far as football is concerned, who cares.

1112 days ago
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d miller    

You know that this country is base on freedom of speech. And if some of you imbeciles actully listen to what he was saying it was a comparison to his first actual remark. And again if the average person would of said it there would of been no penatly or judgement to our behalf. Because he is in the spotlight everyone thinks that he should have only good opinons. Well guess what WRONG. He is an average man with a mind of his own like you and I.

1106 days ago
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B.J. Roberts    

Valuable Men & Women died in the 1st & 2nd world wars for all of us to have the right to freedom of speech.What Hank Williams Jr. said may not have come out the way he wanted it ,however he did apologies for his comments. it is that apology which made us decide to release a song of tribute to Hank Jr., a song I wrote back in 1985. you can all view the song, "Hey Hey Bocephus", on Youtube. let know of us throw stones in glass houses. b.J. Roberts. Victoria B.C. Canada

1084 days ago
334.

Mike    

"When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job – it makes a whole lot of us angry. Something has to change. The policies have to change.”
So what's the difference that we're all watching a football game where atletes are making millions, team owners are making billions & people still don't have jobs? I guess that means we're part of the problem?

1081 days ago
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marsha1972    

Obama is not a natural born U.S. citizen...wouldn't matter if he was purple... so sick of the pity party racist ****!! Get over it!!! If you have that type of thinking evidently u r racist yourself against white people.And your ancestors-as u call them-worked hard and struggled 2 bring their people out of racism--so y do u constantly put urself back in it by making stupid comments? and using the race card for EVERYTHING..easy way to not be held to responsibility. Yes OBAMA IS BLACK!! WE GET IT!! We also get that he has run our economy into the ground-or do u like paying 2x or more for fuel today than u had to before he took office-not to mention EVERYTHING else! I think its quite stupid for people to support him JUST B/C HE IS BLACK & they wanted a black man in office!! People who have NEVER voted in their lives & know nothing about politics or the issues voting-just b/c hes black.He should never hv been allowed 2 run anyway b/c as his wife said herself--his homeland is KENYA--not the U.S. AND NO I am not racist--just sick of the race comments constantly!GET OVER IT ALREADY--LIVE IN TODAY--U DIDNT LIVE THRU SLAVERY SO U HAVE NO RIGHT TO CONSTANTLY WHINE ABOUT RACISM...

968 days ago
336.

Hank_Hater    

What in the heck does your little spoiled butt know about what the working class needs or feels. Like you said in your worthless live performance at cheyenne frontier days tonight, youve been a spoiled rich kis since your talented dad died when you where 3. You should not use the true American people as your shield for your agenda. Your are worthless. At least thats one "working class" person opinion....

820 days ago
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