We say we've always loved the General Lee but always have been uncomfortable with the flag's presence.

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oy models of TV's famed General Lee, the 1969 Dodge Charger that got the Duke boys into and out of so much trouble on the Dukes of Hazzard, will be losing the trademark Confederate Flag that stretches across the roof.

Tomy, the company that makes the toys and models, hasn't commented. But Ben Jones, who played Cooter on the show, has spoken out, decrying the move as "P.C. idiocy" before saying that his defense of the flag has nothing to do with racism. Jones says he is an Honorary Life member of the NAACP and that "Hazzard County is a hate-free zone."

General Lee. Photo courtesy of Edmund's Inside Line. General Lee. Photo courtesy of Edmund's Inside Line.

Of course the Confederate Flag is controversial--some see it as a symbol of hatred and oppression, while others see it as being representative of Southern pride with no further overtones. We say we've always loved the General Lee but always have been uncomfortable with the flag's presence. The car might not look right without it, but maybe it will be all the better for it.

[Source: Jalopnik]