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Published:July 2nd, 2015 11:37 EST
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TV Land Cancels 'The Dukes of Hazzard'! Boycott TV Land!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Fans of the good ol` boys of The Dukes of Hazzard will have to look elsewhere for their daily fix of the show: PEOPLE has confirmed that TV Land, which had previously been airing the show twice a day, has dropped the series from its schedule.

Though TV Land has declined to comment on its reasons for the change, many assume the choice stems from a controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, which is prominently painted on the roof of the Duke brothers` famous Dodge Charger, the General Lee.

The Dukes of Hazzard, which aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985, followed the adventures of cousins Bo Duke (
John Schneider) and Luke Duke (Tom Wopat) in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia."

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People Magazine

The Dukes of Hazzard, which aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985, followed the madcap adventures of co-stars cousins Bo Duke (John Schneider) and Luke Duke (Tom Wopat) in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia.

The star of the show was of course the General Lee, a souped-up Dodge Charger that the Duke Boys used to escape the clutches of dastardly Boss Hogg and his inept sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane.

You wouldn`t expect a car named after Robert E. Lee, who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the Civil War, to have an America flag emblazoned on its roof.

All these decades later The Dukes of Hazard still has many fans, who love Southern culture, cool cars and hot women, as embodied by Daisy Duke. The Southern beauty was a symbol of girl power; she raced around Hazard County in her own cool car, a yellow and black 1974 Plymouth Road Runner. Daisy often used her sexy long legs and her position as a waitress in Boss Hog`s restaurant to get insider information to help the Dukes in foiling Hogg`s various nefarious schemes. Daisy has the distinction and honor of having her trademark hot pants named after her: Daisy Dukes. Please forgive me for rambling on about the drop-dead gorgeous Daisy Duke, and allow me to get back on point: The controversy over the Confederate flag in pop culture.

I applaud all the politicians, pundits, and activists who are campaigning for the Confederate flag to be removed from government buildings, and retailers like Walmart and Target who have stopped selling Confederate merchandise, but TV Land`s decision to cancel The Dukes of Hazard stinks of cowardice and political-correctness run amok.

The Dukes of Hazard doesn`t have a cult following with racists; it has a mainstream following with folks who enjoy good clean family entertainment. There`s not even a tinge of racism in The Dukes of Hazard, fans of all creeds and colors love them Duke Boys (and Daisy Duck) to death.

Just`a good ol` boys
Never meanin` no harm.
Beats all you never saw
Been in trouble with the law

And dropping double negatives,
Since the day they was born.

Makin` their way
The only way they know how.

And that`s showing Southern hospitality,

To all folks regardless of color.

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