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Hank Williams Jr. Tries to Explain Himself on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 11th 2011 6:45PM
Hank Williams Jr. has had himself quite a week. ESPN canned the country singer's 'Monday Night Football' intro after he compared President Obama to Hitler on 'Fox and Friends.' Williams Jr. went on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to try and explain himself. It didn't exactly go well.

Williams tried to make the point that he wasn't directly comparing President Obama and Hitler. He was merely making an analogy, he protested. Sherri Shepherd read the definition of the term, which read "a similarity in some respects among things that are otherwise dissimilar."

Williams felt vindicated by the dictionary. "How did you know who I was talkin' about?" he asked rhetorically, waving his hands and smiling. He went on to explain that his broader point was that the Obama-Boehner golf game was an absurd piece of political theater.

Barbara Walters asked if he regretted his choice of words. "I guess it's called stepping on the toes of freedom of speech," Williams said. He later applauded ESPN for exercising their freedom of speech by firing him. Refusing to back down, he instead said that "Mickey is a mean mouse," a reference to ESPN's parent company, Disney.


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brandonkwilson1

Iaedbac1 you are an idiot and I think Americans defiantly agree with the fact you are an idiot. Americans do not agree with Mr. Hank Jr...Obama is nothing like Hitler, nothing. Furthrmore he is not the worst president we have ever had. ESPN can fire anyone they want. Yes we have freedom of speech, anyone can go around saying whatever they want, but bottom line is they have to expect and respect others reactions….That is the other person right as well.. ESPN did not share Hank Jr vews and expressed that by firing him, whats wrong with that. I own a business, and if one of my employees is taking a stance on a position that could effect my bottom line. Guess what their asses are gone.. I have a family to take care of. I don’t like Obama and I am not a democrat, but the things that come out of peoples mouths are so ignorant.

October 12 2011 at 12:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
laedbac1

Americans agree with Mr. Hank Jr. He should not have gone on that show with a bunch of clucking mouthy know nothing women though. As we all know this Obama is by far the worst president America has ever had. Can he be compared to Hitler? Some say no and some say yes. Hank is entitled to his openion. Sadly political correctness is trying to silence him and its the reason America got this lousy president in office in the first place. God Bless America. In God We Trust.

October 12 2011 at 6:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Ba Ba Bauf

you don't speak for America.

October 12 2011 at 8:45 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
hiker287

a nutcase--why don't they let him go -

October 12 2011 at 6:25 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Frankie

Hank, you really should go back to school and get an education.

October 12 2011 at 3:00 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Paula

Correct me if I'm wrong, didn't Joy Behar call Donald Rumsfield "Hitler" a couple of years ago? Why weren't people up in arms over that? I'd truly like to know...

October 12 2011 at 2:11 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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achiles2049

Nearly evert celeb and nearly every dem I know was calling someone in the Bush administration or some rep in congress Hitler at that time. In fact, Madonna called McCain Hitler. The interesting thing about that is she will be performing at the Super Bowl. Double standard indeed.

Regardless of all of that. Anyone who calls someone "Hitler" is an ignorant fool. They are either ignorant about Hitler or ignorant about the person they comparing him to. He was a murderous monster. Obama, Rumsfield, Bush, whoever... simply are not. At no point in time have any of those people given the order to murder millions of people, nor have they given the order to build a global military empire.

If they are comparing the way Hitler ran Germany to the way Obama or any Rep. runs/ran this country, they are still way off. The fact is, Hitler took an utterly devestated country (with 26% unemployment FYI) with a worthless currency and made it one of the most powerful countries in the world in less than 2 years. He also came through on every single campaign promise in that two years. The current and previous administration (and likely all before them) couldn't have done that in their wildest fantasies. So again, any comparison is just silly.

October 12 2011 at 6:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kevin

Is he really like that? He makes no sense. What the **** is he talking about?

October 12 2011 at 2:01 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
dagoosexyz

I like Hank Jr's music but think he is acting a bit wacko over this. Get a grip Hank and hush up.

October 12 2011 at 1:51 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
shadowracer

I thought it was so funny how Joy and Whoopie just shut up and let him talk. He burned himself much more than they could of. Dude just kept digging deeper.

October 12 2011 at 1:18 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Gina

I love it when idiots like Williams come out of the woodwork in support of Republicans. Glad I root for the other side.

October 11 2011 at 8:44 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Dexter Morgan

WTF is this necks problem? Shut the xxxx up already.

IGNORANCE is NOT Bliss....just a prerequisite for Tea Bags...... !!!!!!

October 11 2011 at 8:08 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

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