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Hank Williams Jr.

My Obama Comments Were 'DUMB'

10/4/2011 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Hank Williams Jr.
is kinda, sorta, quasi backing off his horrible Obama-to-Hitler comparison -- calling the statements he made on Fox News "dumb" -- and apologizing for offending people.

Williams released a NEW statement on the matter -- saying, "The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin [sic] and high fiven [sic] on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement."

He adds, "I am very sorry if it offended anyone. I would like to thank all my supporters. This was not written by some publicist.”

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16.

dimes    

Missing those royalties already?

1031 days ago
17.

boobymanz    

Typical Republican "apology." "I'm sorry if it offended anyone." Bull****. Typical Republican PR spin bull****. I also like how he says he was pissed off by seeing the two of them playing golf while people are struggling to live, yet he only attacked Obama for it. Get bent *******. Take your "apology" and shove it where the sun don't shine.

1031 days ago
18.

bud o green    

ok,let me spell it out for you ignorant redneck morons one more time! the republicans & the ******gers are not,repeat not looking out for the working class of america. the republicans have always had big business as their #1 priority. the ******ger party is an invention of the koch brothers. google them if you know how. I dont blame you for being pissed off,things really suck for anyone but the wealthy,but when you support the conservitives you only hurt your own economic intrests. wise up & be pissed at the right people! the scare tactics used by the right wingers are just to get you to vote against your own self intrests. of course if your a racist bigot then the ******gers are right up your alley!

1031 days ago
19.

DW Wood    

Funny how this plays out. Dixie Chicks say they were ashamed that George Bush Jr. was from Texas and Toby Keith and many other music celebs try to end their careers. Hank Jr. says something way more offensive and no one picks up on it except the media.

No outraged stars this time? No one speaking up telling him he should stick to what he knows (music)?

Republicans are mostly rednecks with money. They make their own rules and to hell with everyone else. That's the way it has been since the party was formed. Big business, racist and screw anyone who makes less than $100,000 a year.

1031 days ago
20.

Erica    

HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dixie Chicks did the same thing and they still aren't played on country radio TO THIS DAY!!!!

1031 days ago
21.

Kiko    

If your beard looks like it's made from discarded 1970's era Playboy merkins, then you might be a redneck.

1031 days ago
22.

Fraggle19     

Dont understand what people are going on about. He in no way compared Obama to HItler, said those two playing golf is as ridiculous a*****ler playing golf with the isreali PM. How is that comparing Obama to HItler? makes no sense at all the uproar being created. On top of the fact that he is entitled to speak his mind and expresss himself is he not? Or is that not allowed anymore? I really dont understand how that is labeled as comparing Obama to Hitler. Can any one explain to me where he said Obama is like HItler in any way shape or form? Or is the education system gone so far down in the US that no one can tell the meaning of the word "compare". There was nothing offensive in any way about what he said. Said those two guys playing golf is like another two guys playing golf. If he said that them playing golf was like Kelsey Grammar and Camille Grammar playing golf together, would that have been offensive? Exact same point made in both statements, and in that case, is he comparing Kelsey Grammar to Obama, or Camille to Obama? Neither comparing the fact that two people that dont get along are out golfing together. Ridiculous the reaction to these comments

1031 days ago
23.

jkany    

I couldn't care less about Williams or his political beliefs, but you people are idiots. He never compared anyone to Hitler. Read the quote. He compared the situation of a Democrat President and the Republican Speaker of the House being buddy-buddy on the golf course to two polar opposite enemies (Hitler and Netanyahu) playing golf together. Please, someone show me where he related Obama to Hitler. Yes, the analogy is stupid, but you media sensationalist are misleading people. Yahoo went as far as calling this a "Obama slur." Just dumb...

1031 days ago
24.

Kiko    

Actually, I think he was comparing John Boehner to Hitler.

1031 days ago
25.

clark    

hank jr is an ahole he knew what he was saying screw him

1031 days ago
26.

your own luck    

I am always amazed how quickly people become "sorry" when affects their bottom line.

1031 days ago
27.

BouncersSuck    

U.S. National Debt: $14,796,927,400,000

U.S. Federal Income: $2,280,921,300,000

U.S. National Spending: $3,567,313,500,000

Can't agree on taxes, can't agree on wars, can't regulate the banks even after bailing them out with trillions.

Corruption via lobbying has paralyzed your system.

Crucify the country singer for getting annoyed at it all and spouting off, though. As long as your focused on what matters...

All you lemmings out there just know: The people who are trying to oppress Hank Williams freedom of speech via their corporate power are not a friend to the common man.

Big Poppa

1031 days ago
28.

beth    

Where was the outrage every time George Bush was compared to Hitler? Or the outrage when Obama called Republicans "the enemy?" Media double standard

1031 days ago
29.

NocturnalDirtPeople    

This guy looks like he eats a twelve pack of keystone for breakfast followed by a bottle of jack for lunch.

1031 days ago
30.

The Real JJ    

For those saying "he should speak his mind" you're right he should... at home. But once he signed a contract for ESPN you have to be responsible for your actions including what you say. Hank doesn't give a f*** about families struggling but I think he will after his last ESPN check.

1031 days ago
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