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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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46.

Suburbob    

Is it really any surprise that most comments on here are liberal, no conservative would waste time reading anything from this trash rag. Lock and load caused we're headed for a war. Left against Right, and I CAN'T WAIT.

1052 days ago
47.

Daryl    

Hank Williams Jr.Klan. U are a racist.

1052 days ago
48.

EddyTheEagle    

God Bless Hank Jr! I will no*****ch MNF until he is back on (the baseball game is better to watch anyway). Boycott MNF until Hank Jr is back!!

1052 days ago
49.

val    

Hank Williams..this drug, alkie, pale (sorry...yuck) FAT county bumpkin said what??? lol....

1052 days ago
50.

Nick     

Even if he compared Obama to Hitler it's still freedom of speech! This is America ya know! Oh wait never mind, it's not America anymore because amendments don't mean anything! My bad...

1052 days ago
51.

Kaffee    

He will apologize now that he will lose that ESPN money. He meant every mean word he said. He's only sorry they're calling him on it. Good for ESPN! By the way, if its only free speech, why not call him a stupid redneck bastard on national TV--but, that's not the way we do things, is it?

1052 days ago
52.

Paula     

Wy to go Hank!! You just inspired me to download some of your tunes from I-tunes~!! We need our "leaders" to get their butts off the golf course and start trying to get us out of the mess they got us in. It is our fault for voting these losers in, lets make it our fault that these losers are voted out....

1052 days ago
53.

D.    

Only idiots listen to another idiot speaking nonsense. Not surprised to see the amount of lowlifes on here that support this imbecile. They're just a product of the U.S. education system. This guy can't even sing, he's just yelling over the music. He would be an excellent rapper.

1052 days ago
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tellmeaboutit     

Every dumbass turns up on Faux News sooner or later to run their mouths. Well, Hank ole boy, guess who's out of a job now...You! You're all hat and no cattle, bud.

1052 days ago
55.

Douglas Lee     

You ignorant son o*****reat musician. Grow up, and go to hell.

1052 days ago
56.

clark    

hank williams is a redneck a-hole now hes backtracking dont say it if cant handle the heat what a whimp I would respect him more if he owned up to it

1052 days ago
57.

justagirl    

You plant your feet down and stand tall, Hank. The liberal media won't hesitate to jump all over that comment and will try their hardest to paint you as a "racist". Only an intellect will understand the true meaning behind the type of comparison that was made and life will move on. It's sad that in the Bush years people called him everything under the sun and NOTHING was EVER said in his defense. You just had a bunch of weak minded souls who jump on the "Anti-Bush bandwagon". They they jummped again to the "Hope and Save All Obama bandwagon". Why does everyone tip toe around the fact Obama IS the most damaging President we have seen in decades? Thankfully, it took four full years to wake up and realize that it's no longer cool to vote in an inexperience community organizer who, oh! - by the way, can really hit it out of the park with a good speech. Give me a break. I'll be sure to get a good chuckle when we see the entire country filled with red on Nov 2012!

1052 days ago
58.

George Dotson    

I am not surprised Hank made his crazy atement on fox news. The hosts make similar statements all the time.They also
invite people on their station who are prone to say something against President Obama. They are truly fair and balance and pro Republican.

1052 days ago
59.

Sandra     

This no talent jerk is an ignorant ass!!

1052 days ago
60.

Lynd    

Ok people, let's review what he actually said.

Obama + Boehner = Hitler + Netanyahu

Obama is not equal to Hitler. He never compared Obama to Hitler. What he did was say that for a democrat and a republican to play golf together is as stupid a*****ler and a Jewish leader to play golf together. That also is a ridiculous comparison, since I don't think Republicans and Democrat*****e each other even a fraction as much a*****ler hated Jews and Jew*****e Hitler, but he's admitted it's an imbalanced comparison, get over it.

1052 days ago
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