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Hank Williams Jr. apologized Tuesday for comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler, a remark that prompted controversy and resulted in “Monday Night Football” pulling his popular musical introduction from this week's game. “I have always been very passionate about politics and sports and this time it got the best or worst of me,” the country singer said in a statement. “The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin' [sic] and high fiven' [sic] on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by, simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement, and I am very sorry if it offended anyone. I would like to thank all my supporters. This was not written by some publicist,” Williams wrote/CNN. More here.
Question: When did you last apologize to someone?
ESPN has dropped Hank Williams Jr. from opening Monday Night Football tonight after Williams' controversial comments Monday about President Obama. Says ESPN, in a statement: “While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize he is closely linked to our company through the opening to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast.” Williams, perhaps best known for his “are you ready for some football?” lead-in to ESPN's Monday Night Football, Monday compared this summer's so-called golf summit between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner as “one of the biggest political mistakes ever.” As Williams put it on Fox News' Fox & Friends: “It would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu“/Michael Hiestand, USA Today. More here. (AP photo)
Question: Did ESPN react properly in jettisoning Hank Williams Jr. immediately?
A billboard ordered and paid for by the North Iowa Tea Party shows President Barack Obama, Adolph Hitler, left and Vladimir Lenin, on South Federal Avenue in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Globe Gazette, Deb Nicklay)
Question: How would a sign like this go over in North Idaho?
In this Tuesday, Dec. 16 file photo, Heath Campbell, left, with his wife, Deborah, and son Adolf Hitler Campbell, 3, pose in Easton, Pa. Last month, Deborah and Heath attempted to buy a birthday cake for their son at a nearby ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich, N.J. but were told that the store would not spell the youngster’s name out on the cake. Holland Township Police Sgt. John Harris says workers from the state Division of Youth and Family Services removed 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell and his younger sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell from their home Tuesday. Harris says family services did not tell police the reason the children were removed. Agency spokeswoman Kate Bernyk says it does not comment on specific cases. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
Question: Could you be considered an unfit parent if you named a child after Adolf Hitler?
- Adolf Hitler