When the checks stop coming in, the bulls*** apologies start.
On Monday morning, when Hank Williams, Jr. was poppin’ all that yang on Faux News, someone actually gave him a chance to clean up his statement comparing President Obama to Hitler. They pointed out, very clearly, that he had just compared the President to one of the most hated people in history. To which he responded, “”That is true, but I’m telling you like it is, you know.” No type of remorse whatsoever.
Then ESPN pulled his song from this week’s “Monday Night Football” broadcast, making it known that, so far that was the only check Hank wouldn’t get. But that was warning/punishment enough.
His statement Tuesday went beyond his Monday statement, in which he said “my analogy was extreme — but it was to make a point.”
On Tuesday, the country singer stated: “I have always been very passionate about politics and sports and this time it got the best or worst of me.
“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, and I am very sorry if it offended anyone. I would like to thank all my supporters. This was not written by some publicist,” Williams wrote.
“Jukin’ and high fiven’” though??? Clearly this guy wasn’t apologizing to President Obama, or any other Black person in America. So what was the apology really about?
Earlier Tuesday, the Anti-Defamation League condemned Williams’ comments and praised ESPN for pulling his “Are You Ready for Some Football?” musical recording that opens “Monday Night Football.”
“The Holocaust was a singular event in human history, and it is an insult to the memory of the millions who died as a result of Hitler’s plan of mass extermination to compare the Nazi dictator to any American president,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director and a Holocaust survivor.
“Hank Williams Jr. should know better. He owes an apology to Holocaust survivors, their families, and the brave American soldiers who gave of themselves to fight the Nazi menace during World War II. The last thing we need is to enter another election cycle on a sour note tainted with inappropriate, tired and over-the-top analogies to the Nazis,” he said.
“ESPN responded appropriately and did the right thing in pulling the Hank Williams Jr. football song from the airwaves,” Foxman said.
Ooooooh. Jews were upset. THAT’s what the apology is all about.