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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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106.

The Real JJ    

Hank you have a...make that had a job. What are you complaining about.

1031 days ago
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DustinHillchatter    

Say whatever you wish people, but Obama will be out of a job soon.

1031 days ago
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2180388    

"whole lot of us angry"? I don't see this wealthy racist SOB giving up his riches to help the common man. He hasn't had to do any real work ever. He's the guy with his rich racist buddies waiting to play through on the ninth tee.

1031 days ago
109.

pawang    

remember junior fell off a mountain and knocked some of his brains out of his head resulting in permanent brain damage

1031 days ago
110.

Logan    

the fact that this idiot thinks that the President and the Speaker of the House SHOULD NOT MEET just shows you how stupid he is

1031 days ago
111.

mlrose529    

A desperate plea to the poster who blames President Obama -- Our president since January of 2009 -- for starting the Iraq War and the 2008 financial collapse: Please, please, please...if you are of voting age, please take election day off by NOT VOTING. Read a book, watch TV, sleep, stare at a wall, put PLEASE, for the love of all that is holy, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO VOTE. Heed my urgent plea and just stay home on election day. Take some Me time. In a small way, you will earn the undying gratitude of the entire nation. Cripes.

1031 days ago
112.

pawang    

junior has to make due with only $15 million a year unstead of $20 million coz of people like obama

1031 days ago
113.

bubbahubba    


I thought this old hick had died years ago.

1031 days ago
114.

Anonymous    

When policy is dictated without care of the people's choices then a country ceases to be a democracy. To those who insinuate that the Tea Party represents one political view or ethnicity-go to a meeting and become better informed. People are tired of having their lives ruined by political power brokers and the Tea Party is one outlet to voice their concerns.

1031 days ago
115.

Darlene    

you have every right to voice your opinion as do everyone else

1031 days ago
116.

Faye    

It's about time someone thinks about the little man and thier livelyhood and that is what Hank Jr. was doing!! He said it right when he said we are angry when we don't know where our next rent payment is coming from for lack of jobs yet the big wigs can go play golf on the tax payers money no doubt and act like they don;t have a worry in the world.. come on people, how anti american can you be if you think his thoughts are so wrong!! You go Hank!! Thank you for finally speaking up for us!

1031 days ago
117.

billy cema    

God Bless Obama! He tries so hare to lead our country while the repugs refused to cooperate!
He needs to get tough with the repugs! Borrow the style of Truman!
Can't stand HWJr's voice. Modern country music sucks!

1031 days ago
118.

Charlie Reynolds    

As in his music, once again Hank nailed it. The difference wa*****ler totally destroyed a country, Obama won't get the chance. Get over it you liberal *******.

1031 days ago
119.

Casey    

I saw someone post Hank breached his contract. Have you read his contract? I think not, he probably is still getting paid even though they are not using it as their intro. If people dislike Obama or speak out about him in a negative way they are labeled as being racist. Maybe it is because OBAMA = Our Big Ass Mistake America.

1031 days ago
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Ace    

When you are in the spotlight you should know there are certain words and certain people you should never mention in off-handed remarks. If you have not learned that yet Hank you deserve what ever happens.

1031 days ago
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