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Bubba Watson Will Paint Over General Lee Car’s Confederate Flag

You may have heard of the Confederate flag scandal that made several states in the US decide to discontinue specialty plates and General Lee licensed products that wear the emblem. The 1863 symbol of the American South used to be forgotten until recently when the horrific church shooting in South Carolina has changed how people see it. Pro golfer Bubba Watson has also decided to take a stand and it has something to do with his car collection.
Bubba Watson with his General Lee car 1 photo
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Before anything else, we should say that we have no interest in taking any sides here. In fact, nobody should do so. After all, the controversial flag should remain a thing of the past, and the values around it, a thing kids study in history. Slavery and racism happened, but in a different century, and it should remain there.

In fact, that is pretty much what the multiple champion is saying with his recent announcement. The winner of the Masters Tournament in 2012 and 2014 posted a message that has no room for interpretation. And we have to say, we totally agree with the golfer’s opinion. Yes, all men are equal.

However, we are car people here, which is why we can’t help but wonder what has the General Lee car to do with the differences the North and the South had in the past? It’s the 1969 Dodge Charger that everybody remembers as the muscle car the Duke cousins Bo and Luke would drive. The Dukes of Hazzard is just a popular television series that folks grew up with.

Should we blame Watson for taking this decision? Well, think of it this way, can you blame rappers for customizing classic cars? Or supermarkets for turning autos into their commercial billboards?
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