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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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121.

me    

OMG, its hilarious how uptight you people get if someone speaks their mind about your president. Don't worry, we won't think your any less of an American...how could we with your flag wearing, gun toting, arrogant attitudes, that you shove down EVERYONES throat on a constant basis!!!

1060 days ago
122.

MIKE    

back peddling....you *****

1060 days ago
123.

stop    

FREEDOM OF SPEECH PEOPLE FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!
They are trying to take it away along with everything else!
We do need a president that will help the country instead of partying and traveling.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

1060 days ago
124.

Mike    

If he would have compared George Bush to Hitler, ESPN wouldn't have done anything about it.

1060 days ago
125.

J.R.    

Junior continues to make Dad roll over in his grave ... what a fool.

1060 days ago
126.

glory cartier    

learn how to talk...everyone does not like your country ass!

1060 days ago
127.

WANDA    

WHAT HAPPENED TO "FREE SPEECH." THOSE RADICAL CHRISTIANS CAN YELL AT DEAD SOLDERS' FUNERALS BUT THIS GUY CAN'T SAY SOMETHING RATHER VULGAR, BUT IT IS HIS OPINION.

1060 days ago
128.

Eric Kane    

That idiot is so full of **** - he's as rich as anyone!!!!!!!!!!!

1060 days ago
129.

Alan Higginbotham    

You may not like it , but this country is in the toilet because of our government. George W. Bushs deceit and complete inept presidential practices are the sole reason for the economic windfalls of this country and some would argue, the world. We have continued this same self righteous path to destruction even after he has been out of office , because nobody in politics is smart or strong enough to say" OK we were duped by George W. and his family into allowing them to run this country right into the ground at their whim , based solely on their lies and brazen and bold government policies which caused the greatest civil unrest since the great depression " . So , for twelve years we have been pretending that they were doing the right things and that is just completely wrong. Our government has been perpetrating a fraud. They continue to do it. In conclusion , you may not like Hank Jr. and what he has to say ; He doesn't exactly have the delivery down , but the idea is pretty much right on the money. This government needs an enema .

1060 days ago
130.

panola    

You're free to your own opinion as long as it's the same as mine.

1060 days ago
131.

miketherevelator    

Hank Jr., what a typical good ole boy comment. Don't know nothin' about nothin' but has to pipe up anyway. Not that I'm a big supporter of Obama anymore, but the reason is he's just s clone of W. It's all about the banks, the Pentagon, Wall ST, Big Business and bipartisanship. Republicans are crazy and if you keep trying to make deals with crazy people who came thisclose to crashing the US economic system and the world's economic system, and you're wanting to keep going down the same path.
Well, you look at dumb as Hank, Jr.
Your music sucks btw. Your old man would have been seriously embarrassed.

1060 days ago
132.

Revmar    

Good for you, ESPN. Keep up the standard against hate talk.
Yes, he's free to say dumb things, and ESPN is free to kick him out!

1060 days ago
133.

Travis    

Obama is the Devil. You tell em' Hank. Don't back down.

1060 days ago
134.

Richard Hockensmith    

What the hell has Obama done for any of us? You are so ready to jump on someone for saying what he thinks someone that has the balls to say what most of you only wish you had the balls to say. No one said you had to like what he said and you have as much right to speak out as he had the right to say it. You don't like Hank Williams jr.and most of you have made that real clear by the names you have called him. Like a Racist,a ignorant redneck and so on. And one dumb ass on here that goes by HOME SKILLET had the balls to call him a typical ignorant redneck that can't see past his nose and that he isn't intelligent enough to even understand anyone Else's viewpoint.

Well with a name of [ HOME SKILLET ]i don't think i would be calling anyone a redneck because that name is about as redneck as you can get so right off the bat we all can agree by his own words he is ignorant. So i guess that speaks for it's self. And i can tell MR. Home Skillet one thing and the rest of you that have that same out look on people from the South

1060 days ago
135.

bcsitx    

Hank it wouldn`t be any worse if you had called George Bush Jr. a two generation abortion BUTCHERER, from grants from the taxpayers to fund planned parenthood... You go Hank Williams...Just being Honest. That is more than we can say for FOX NEWS NETWORK

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