Ben Jones, our beloved Cooter of "The Dukes of Hazzard," who doesn't shy away from speaking out against injustices, has issued a statement in response to a recent decision by the Cincinnati Pops regarding an upcoming appearance of Tom Wopat (Luke Duke) and John Schneider (Bo Duke).
Wopat and Schneider have performed with the Cincinnati Pops in the past, but apparently they were not welcome for the planned July 14, 2007 appearance. The Pops says that Cincinnati community members see "The Dukes of Hazzard" as having "racist overtones." (Yikes! OK, did they even watch the show? Anybody who watches "The Dukes" knows that isn't true.)
Jones calls the situation "a dangerous affront to the rights of performing artists and their audiences, and the worst example of political correctness I've ever heard of," according to the PRNewswire story.
You can read the whole story here:
Thanks to Renee for the email tipoff on this one. She adds, "Here's contact info for the Pops and NAACP, if you want to get your readers to contact them."