Warner Bros. to Stop Licensing 'Dukes of Hazzard' Products With Confederate Flag
The flag was painted on the roof of The General Lee.
By SHANE LOU
June 24, 2015, 3:02 PM
• 3 min read
-- The debate over the Confederate flag has extended into the world of pop culture.
Fans of the 1980s’ TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard" know that the flag was painted on the roof of The General Lee, the orange Dodge Charger owned by John Schneider's Bo and Tom Wopat's Luke. Warner Bros. will no longer sanction the manufacturing of “Dukes of Hazzard” merchandise featuring the flag.
"Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof — as it was seen in the TV series," a spokesman for the company told Vulture. “We have elected to cease the licensing of these product categories."
You can still see General Lee with the flag if you watch "Dukes of Hazzard" reruns on CMT or online.
Earlier this week, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol in the wake of the massacre at a Charleston church that claimed the lives of nine people.