Hank Williams Jr. released a statement to TMZ tonight saying his comments about President Obama were “misunderstood.” He was on Fox News this morning and compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. In his statement, Hank Williams Jr says:
“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. 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.”
He continues, “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.”
Read the full statement on TMZ’s website HERE. ESPN has decided to drop Hank Williams Jr from their Monday Night Football intro videos as a result of his comments this morning. In their statement on the decision, ESPN said:
“While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize he is closely linked to our company through the opening to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”
Do you think ESPN made the right move by dropping someone not on staff over comments made on Fox News?