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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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The Love Sponge    

First You Sissies

933 days ago
2.

Lou78Jr    

First that is silly do your history work before making stupid remarks... thumbs down on Hank

933 days ago
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birdbath    

Are you ready for a bitchslap?

933 days ago
4.

brenda    

I walked out of one of his shows in Lafayette Louisiana at the Cajundome many years ago. His live performance sux wind. I really don't care for Bocephus.

933 days ago
5.

Hotness    

All the Klu Klux Klan are here on Monday Night! Are you ready for cross burning!?!?

933 days ago
6.

Ghost Rider    

Change begins with us and that means ending the Fed and occupying every major city!

933 days ago
7.

Cool Papa    

For Hank Williams to insinuate the Tea Party isn't inherently racist is as laughable as he is talent-less.

933 days ago
8.

Rogue Warrior    

What up all you emotionally illiterate, Nancy Disgrace following, irrational, rode wet, mental midgets?

933 days ago
9.

Susan    

it's called free speech, you don't have to like it, but he's got every right to say it

933 days ago
10.

Abe    

The thing is, I agree with Hank about Obama. He threw Israel under the bus, which could result in many problems for Israelis.

x

933 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Hank, we heard what you said and just as importantly, the way you said it. You said before that the President is a Muslim, and was not a citizen of our country. Man up and admit that you're a racist.

933 days ago
12.

CountryGal    

Don't try to apologize or explain anything to insane liberals Hank. They are off their rockers and won't hear any of it. As a matter of fact 99% of them should be in mental institutions.

933 days ago
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KIR    

Yeah you tell em Hank! This president was responsible for the near collapse of the auto, real estate, bank financial services industry and stock market which without government intervention would led to their bankruptcy and have caused a depression in this country and the world. This president was also responsible for the invasion of Iraq looking for non existent WMD. I can see why you’re not a fan, Hank! lol

933 days ago
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jimbo    

He's full of crap. His context was clear. He thinks that Obama is the enemy. Not that they have different political views, but the enemy. Williams is garbage. Screw him and screw anybody that supports this sort of attitude. And for all you idiots that think it's a First Amendment issue, IT'S NOT THE GOVERNMENT CENSORING HIM!! IT'S A PRIVATE CORPORATION!! Stop perpetuating this myth that people can say whatever they want without repercussion. You're only protected from the government. Why moronic *******gers can't figure this out is beyond me.

933 days ago
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JoeFrancis    

Idiots here think that he is apologizing for his "strong opinions." He broke the terms of his contract and he will be out of $$$$. Remember $$$$ is the only thing we sell out for.

933 days ago
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