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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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31.

J    

No sir...you are "dumb". Go away. Please. You will not be missed.

1012 days ago
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The Real JJ    

Plus I know what Hank really wanted to call Obama and hitler wasn't on the list.

1012 days ago
33.

kingborg    

OK get it thru your heads. yes its freedom of speech no one said he did not have the right to say it. what the problem is he is a public figure. and that is why it caused the problem it did. companies will fire you for doing this type crap. espn fired his ass for a point of view that is NOT theirs. they are sports not politics. when you are a rep for a company or a sport or any public company, and you make an a$$ of yourself like hank did. kiss the job byebye. has NOTHING to do with WHO he talked about. its that he made it.

1012 days ago
34.

Enough    

AS ALWAYS, "FREE SPEECH" ONLY PERTAINS TO LIBERALS.
DO NOT BACKTRACK, HANK. IT IS STILL SUPPOSED TO BE A FREE COUNTRY BUT OUR DICTATOR IS TAKING AWAY MORE OF OUR FREEDOMS EACH DAY. REMEMBER HOW FAR OUR COUNTRY HAS SUNK IN 4 YEARS WHEN YOU VOTE IN 2012. WHO NEEDS HANK'S SONG? WELL WHO NEEDS ESPN??????????

1012 days ago
35.

char    

no i remember what he put his half sister thru. hes a drunk, druggie and whinner.

1012 days ago
36.

betsy witherell    

Sorry - I thought we lived in America and everyone is entitled to their opinion.... I wonder how much the folks at the White House pay the media that controls ESPN so that they would take off Hank for his comments..it's his opinion, my opinion is that Obama doesn't love a free America, but a socialist America where he plays the Czar... WAKE UP PEOPLE - This isn't the America where you grew up...you think things suck now, re-elect Obama and see where you are in another couple years....

1012 days ago
37.

John    

If he is mad that some people are doing poorly financially and others are doing well, then he should give away all of his wealth and not fly first class. First class imbecile.

1012 days ago
38.

1488    

i agree with hank!!!!! OBAMA IS THE ENEMY!!!

1012 days ago
39.

Cheryl    

Yes.. very ignorant dumb comment...You're an American show some respect and support for your current president...He did not create the mess we are in....President Bush was VERY responsible for putting the USA in the dire straits we are in and trying to recover from. You had no problem supporting him while he and VP Cheney dug us in the grave.

1012 days ago
40.

J9    

THIS JUST IN . . . . . ITS A FREE COUNTRY!! You have a right to speak your mind. Exercise it and dont be bullied or you will loose it!!!

1012 days ago
41.

carolina    

His apology is the worst kind. " I apologize IF I offended anyone. IF?? You HAVE offended people...which is why you are now only apologizing...so it is not a question of IF...you DID offend. I wonder if Monday night football had not removed your song if you would be saying your sorry...doubtful

1012 days ago
42.

ROBERT ELLIOTT    

CriticAL made a stupid remark about the president killing an American citizen who was a know terriost that cause the death of Americans he sounds like he was a friend of the terriost

1012 days ago
43.

NycNyc    

Forgive him? No way. Boycott this unhinged imbecile. Hit him where it counts.

1012 days ago
44.

jenacom    

Hank has never been poor a day in his life. I love how he tries to come off like the common man all the time. He's the son of an icon. STFU already and go work in a soup kitchen if you really give a damn.

1012 days ago
45.

Barb    

@CCC - Well said! And how does he think Americans felt when Bush was doing the same thing (and held the record for the most vacation time spent away from the White House)?

1012 days ago
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