Amazon Considers Pulling ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ From Streaming Service
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Amazon Considers Pulling ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ From Streaming Service

Due to the Confederate flag adorning the 1969 orange Dodge Charger that characters Bo and Luke drove in the 1980s TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Amazon may be dropping it from their IMDb streaming service. The discussion is being had by executives of the e-commerce company in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd.

At a time when protests are growing throughout the U.S., not to mention actions being taken in and around urban centers and colleges in the state of Texas, the use of anything Civil War-related is being reviewed. NASCAR recently went on record as banning the display of the Confederate flag at all upcoming races and on all of its properties. Likewise, HBO Max pulled the movie “Gone With the Wind” from its schedule temporarily. The long-running reality show “Cops” was recently canceled, and now “The Dukes of Hazzard” is slated for a possible similar expunging.

Amazon Considers Pulling ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ From Streaming Servive

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The show aired on the CBS network from 1979 to 1985. Those familiar with its theme will recognize that it centered around the lives and driving stunts of Bo and Luke Duke, cousins out of Hazzard County, in Georgia. They raced through their dusty backroads in the iconic General Lee, which was an orange 1969 Dodge Charger with the Confederate flag painted on its roof. This isn’t the first time the series has faced racial controversy. In 2015, the Warner Brothers network’s consumer products division ceased the licensing of the General Lee replicas featuring the Confederate flag, and shortly thereafter, the series was pulled from the lineup for the TV Land network.

Amazon Considers Pulling ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ From Streaming Service

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In the meantime, reports indicate that Amazon is debating the pull of “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its IMDb TV streaming service in order to avoid any potential for controversy amid the current protests throughout the U.S. The service currently offers the series both on the free system as well as the ad-supported service, in addition to offering it for sale on their online Amazon platform.

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  1. This is ridiculous, why do the voice of a few out weigh the rest of the nation. Simple if it offends you don’t watch it. Snowflakes that get offended by everything are taking over the world.

  2. The Confederate flag does not stand for slavery, which is what the purported victims and their fake sympathizers like to pretend. It now stands for the South and its way of life, which is quite different from that of the North. I’m offended by the Nation of Islam/Louis Farrakhan, Reverend Al Sharpton, Jeff Bezos, Hollywood’s prejudices, etc., but we live in a democracy and everyone is entitled to their own opinions and interpretations – therefore, I don’t feel the need to spray paint and destroy things I don’t agree with. Slavery has existed always – check the Bible and history books. African tribes caught and not only enslaved but sold fellow Africans to be shipped here as slaves. Where’s the outrage against Africa? The North had slaves for a very long time, but didn’t need them as much as the South because agriculture was mostly in the South – why is the Yankee flag exempt? Instead, orphans and impoverished children were basically enslaved in northern factories in the late 18th and early 20th centuries. https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/history-of-child-labor-in-the-united-states-part-1.htm – where’s the outrage and call for restitution on behalf of children of that era, some of whom are still alive? Black men were given the vote before women of any color – where’s the outrage on behalf of women of that era? THE ANSWER IS THAT WAS THEN AND THIS IS NOW. Descendants of slaves were lucky to have ancestors who paid the price for them to get to be free Americans, just as the majority of Americans are. I’m sure most of the whiners of the restitution movement don’t know for sure if they had a slave ancestor or his/her name. Former slaves in the US moved on to become slave masters themselves when opportunity arose. https://www.brightworkresearch.com/criticalthinking/2019/08/did-african-americans-enslave-liberian-africans – an unfortunate human weakness. Now, adding to the division, we have ambitious politicians and guilt-ridden rich people who want to show their support to whatever is the most liberal movement (but from afar, of course). It’s sickening and divisive. Slavery was wrong. All lives matter. The officer that murdered George Floyd needs to face trial, but don’t destroy the country over it. Move forward and enjoy all the United States, its history and your citizenship offer and stop the pity party.

  3. Seriously? It is what it is—and old tv classic—not what someone just chooses to focus on. I am sick of all of the social scrubbing of culture in our country. Do they think that will change those who disagree? That never works but creates more resolve.
    The South is not a place of hatred—contrary to what I know—and what I’ve seen is those who have embraced the love through changing attitudes of today. That hatred they so say is demonstrated through the “bars and stars”—that is everywhere without a flag and seemingly so, much greater from those who oppose it from what I see. And that contempt for others who may feel different…that is no different than what is being demonstrated through the erasing of history. How are students supposed to learn right from wrong if there is no evidence to show them in learning. Makes no sense at all.

  4. The Dukes of Hazzards is a family with very little crime but you’re going to take it off the air due to the confederate flag being painted on the top of the General Lee! Wow I guess if you want to fold to peer pressure of ppl whom HAVE no real knowl edge of what this flag stands for!! It was never a racial standpoint it is our the south’s heritage! We’re only protecting and standing up for what we’ve been taught our whole life!
    We the ppl in the south feeling as if we’re being judged and forgotten!!
    When is enough ENOUGH!!!!

  5. This is becoming ridiculous for the country to try and remove all of our History good or bad. We should learn from bad history as well as good history. Will you burn all our books, paintings, and remove statues that depict our nations history? This is what the Nazis did to gain there power. Have we become a country like Germany during WW II? I pray we are better than this.
    Why not removes all the history especially the one that treated our Native Americans and killed them and took all their land and placed them on reservations and we called this helping them cope.
    What’s wrong with this country is this country has become one seeking only power. Our government officials can’t seem to work together for our country. They lie to us about taking care of their people but only want power and money they get from donors.They are using the American people for their on use and don’t care about the people and we know this from all the Corruption within our government be it either Republicans or Democrats.
    This is truly a sad time for the United States of America that we have chosen.

    • Which liberal organization or person is bankrolling the terrorists that, so far, have been allowed & even encouraged to burn & loot businesses? First amendment rights should be encouraged, up to the point of violence. When the first brick is thrown, the march is over & perp is jailed. The USA cannot stop civil unrest within our own borders? Imagine what the world in general & our enemies in particular must think of us!

  6. This along with everything else being removed is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. You cannot erase history by removing objects. I will no longer support amazon or anyone else that does anything like this. I hope that many many others follow quite as well.

  7. Can’t believe that a small amount of protesters can try and change the History of the World,The Confederate flag is symbolic of a bygone age,you can’t erase the past,Just learn from it,Any Flags should be flown with pride and Statues left in peace,if they offend you,Don’t Look,Plenty of things offend me,Just live with it.👍🇺🇸😎

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