Ho Sit Down: ESPN Cuts Hank Williams Jr. From Monday Night Football For Talking That “Hitler” Yang About President Obama

- By Bossip Staff

When will these celebrities learn that corporations are not about being embarrassed alongside their spokespeople?

Just hours after going on Faux News and comparing the President to Hitler, Hank Williams, Jr. came up missing on Monday night.

“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood,” singer Hank Williams Jr. said in a statement issued this evening.

Williams was responding to ESPN pulling his song “All My Rowdy Friends,” from tonight’s Monday Night Football broadcast, featuring the Indianapolis Colts facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in response to some rather pointed language about President Obama — Hitler was invoked — that Williams used earlier in the day.

In a statement ESPN — a sister organization of ABC’s — said: “While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”

“All My Rowdy Friends” has been the theme for Monday Night Football since 1991.

Williams said in his statement this evening: “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. 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.

“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,” Williams said. “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.”

What does any of that have to do with Hitler though, dummy?


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  • yep

    Barack Obama pulled the wool over a lot of peoples eyes back in 2008,but it will not happen again. Obama=1 term president

  • ijs

    Well, well, well, I for one get the analogy; and I don’t think the song should have been pulled as a result of it! When did we start living in a country where we couldn’t voice our opinions…I know when, it was when Obama became president and ANYTHING said negatively about him or his politics became racist! News flash Obama is NOT Jesus the Christ so stop acting as if he is…shoot people talk about Jesus negatively and we don’t care talk about Obama and you almost have to fight…smh

  • duh

    @ ijs Its against espn policy for its employers to speak publicly about politics…he isn’t technically an employee for them but he is too closely related so that’s why espn pulled him.

  • BlackAnastasia

    @IJS Which Jesus are you referring to the fake White Jesus are the real Blackone?Blacks pray in Jesus name with that fake Pedophile White Jesus in mind.


    So what’s the problem, I thought you coons liked comedy!

  • http://aol tired of racist nonsense

    i am so tired of rednecks running their dang mouths .ya boy bush got us caught up in all this crap robbed the country blind and the man that has to do clean up gets crapped on. gas went high under bush oil went high under bush we went to wars under bush not obama we cant pull troops out now or it will be taliban terrorist central republicans suck dems suck so stop beyatchin and run for office yourself to make a change or stop complaining.

  • license2correct

    @tired of racist nonsense I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Cici & Coco -The Besties

    @tired. Bush jr was president for a reason. Its time for u to open ur eyes. U cant be a blind sheep forever. Time for u to do research. Also thats good this guy got plugged. Shouldve kept quiet dude. Idc for obama or any of these politicians. But.. I wonder if this redneck was high..

  • gina

    Yea…Bossip you its true!

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