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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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61.

Ghost Rider    

You Americans are pathetic pitiful cowards!!! Your world is about to crash, and you are going to enter a NEW WORLD ORDER, but dont worry, CAMP FEMA AWAITS, LIKE IT OR NOT COWARDS!!!

1030 days ago
62.

Ghost Rider    

AMERICANS = LOSING!!!

1030 days ago
63.

elpablo    

Wouldn't it have been more appropriate for him to compare Obama to Stalin?

1030 days ago
64.

Smush_Smush    

Why the Hell is Faux Nooze even giving this guy the platform to say this? 'Next week: Madonna discusses Middle East relations!'

1030 days ago
65.

Scott Pruden    

**** you, Bocephus!!

1030 days ago
66.

starewehill    

Bosephus had one or two good songs in him - the only reason he's had the "career" he's had was because of his daddy's name, and I really hope the real Hank Williams doesn't have to know the disgusting disgrace his son has brought to his name. His father would never have pursued the faux fox bull@#$%; everything his father stood for was in direct opposition to the Foxization of America that the son is so proud to be a part of. Shame shame shame on all of them. The father is rolling over in his grave

1030 days ago
67.

David 4401    

Hank Williams jr is a total idiot for speaking politics,especially while he was doped up or drunk which was obvious. Maybe he is just that stupid I don't know. I do know that Toby Keith would be a good replacement for the Monday Night Football intro song. Anyone that would compare the president to Hotler needs to be locked away!

1030 days ago
68.

Poopey Poopstein    

Barack Obama is a communist arse whole and does not deserve any respect.

1030 days ago
69.

Darren    

the hitler comparision was probably not a good one, but the point of his comment was spot on. he is not a racist, he says that Herman Cain is the best candidate out there right now. How can he get fired for this today, while P-Diddy has a video screaming a gay slur and NO ONE says a word! The liberals in the country have such a double standard. It's sickening! Hank is right about one thing, the citizens of this counrty will speak loud and clear on election day 2012!

1030 days ago
70.

Patrick    

Hank was a good old straight talking redneck on Fox but now that MNF has pulled his little song he is gunna start walking it back. Typical tough talking coward. Much bravado until the $ comes into play. I enjoyed contacting ESPN about Williams and intend to say thank you for the wise decision to remove thi*****e filled fool.

1030 days ago
71.

DingleBerry    

He hasn't been the same since he smacked that tree while SWI,(skiing while intoxicated). Permanently re-directed his focus, so to speak(crossed eyes) thus the ever present sunglasses. As long as he's been drinking, he still can't handle the buzz. No fool like an old fool? Racist bigot piece of ****.

1030 days ago
72.

Gsharon 710    

We may not agree with, or care for our Leader, but it is a thing called respect, then work on getting yourself in office so you can change the wrong in your eyes. Now we see why other countries think we are idiots.

1030 days ago
73.

TMZ Is Destined To Be The Next News of The World    

Nope. Not buying it. Don't try again. Seriously rednecks like him scare the crap out of me and make me want to move back up North. Immediately. Crazy mofos.

1030 days ago
74.

jimi    

F$%K the liberals.

1030 days ago
75.

WayneM    

Isn't it strange how some people speak and get chastised and others don't. Exactly what are the criteria? What is politically correct? Why does anyone have to be politically correct?

1030 days ago
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