TV Land Pulls Dukes of Hazzard Reruns After Confederate Flag Backlash

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With the debate over the Confederate flag back in the news following last month's racist church shooting in Charleston, The Hollywood Reporter reports that TV Land has pulled all reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard. The network has seen pushback over the show's iconic "General Lee," a 1969 Dodge Charger with a Confederate flag on its rooftop. Former Dukes star John Schneider defended the flag, telling THR, "If the flag was a symbol of racism, then Bo and Luke and Daisy and Uncle Jesse were a pack of wild racists and that could not be further from the truth." But in the wake of the tragedy, several companies have distanced themselves from the flag; as Vulture first reported, Warner Bros. has already ceased manufacturing any General Lee toy cars or model kits.