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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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76.

WayneM    

It's become a crazy world.

1085 days ago
77.

tessa    

anybody don't like Hank Jr. can kiss my ass

it's called freedom of speech, something we used to have in America, be sure to tell your kids about it before it's completely gone

1085 days ago
78.

Ms D    

Hank jr. the only thing your are doing wrong is trying to make a mends for what you said..DON"T do it, do not do like Ford and give this government the satisfaction of having any control...Ford ya'll are cowards and if you give in so sre you... I do not like the President or the Vice president and will not apologize..I wish you would go back where you came from and for the Vice President just go bury your head somewhere..

1085 days ago
79.

Baruch    

Hank, Hank...the tea party is the brainchild of the Koch brothers. They DO NOT CARE about working class Americans, they care about money and power. And yes they are racists. They are the darlings of the John Birch Society. You and a lot of other people are being duped by a fascist movement masquerading as a populist movement. Wake up! You want to know who is challenging the oligarchs? It's the people occupying Wall St. You want to support a real populist movement? Support them!

1085 days ago
80.

Randyk01    

Hank Williams needs to be treated like the conservatives treated The Dixie Chicks. He has the right to make comments and we have the right to not respect him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1085 days ago
81.

leslie oberg    

Hank's comments were inappropriate. Hopefully he gets his **** together and chooses better words to voice his opinion. Your words have impact on people who are unstable, who will take them out of context, and then act on them. Choose better words and choose a better forum. Your words make you look like an ass.

1085 days ago
82.

ShamefulNot    

I love it. Does this idiot actually expect people to believe he can even come close to comparing himself to people who are "struggling"? This guy makes millions, he's a celebrity AND heir to his father's legacy. Whatta lying sack of crap. And by the way, ******gers are the latest form of the KKK Mr. Williams. You are the only one who seems to believe the hype.

1085 days ago
83.

Monique    

It's all good Hank.....I'm sure you ain't hurting for money. Obama Bin Laden will get over it.

1085 days ago
84.

Freeway1    

Hank, Sr. did it right and now Hank, Jr. says it right. We are being turned into a socialist nation and will be saluting with the straight-arm and clenched fist soon. Just like the fascists did. Go, Bocephus!!

1085 days ago
85.

Inge    

I just threw the only Hank CD I had in to the Garbage.And i will never buy one of his again. Is this Country going backwards again? Where is the Tolerance?

1085 days ago
86.

Leon Gray    

People need to open their eyes instead of keeping their head in the sand. Hank Williams Jr is 100% correct with his statement.

1085 days ago
87.

Superman    

Liar. He didn't call any of the republicans "the enemy", but he did call Obama and Biden "the enemy"!!

1085 days ago
88.

Me    

What is America coming when you cannot even voice your our opinion! I agree with Mr. Williams.

1085 days ago
89.

buzz kill    

At least he has the balls to say what most think. You tell them Hank!

1085 days ago
90.

Gambie    

Hank Williams Junior ur ur! Is a rich Southern racist making mediocre music at best on his Iconic father's shirt tales. Go home & give up. I'm a southern from the deep south & you better dig harder. President Obama didn't start these wars, let's remind you. And the president signed off for the banks on Bush Junior's bailout. Hell, Please. And who allowed the Killing of Bin Laden. Yes, you will never give credit to a black president, cute one mind you. Stop getting your news from the FOX EEEEEE Network. It's propaganda. Georgia girl signing off. Go figure red necks.

1085 days ago
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