Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, announced on Monday night that it would no longer sell any items featuring the Confederate flag. The move comes following the massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, last week, allegedly committed by 21-year-old white man Dylann Roof.
The General Lee – Bo and Luke Duke’s vehicle of choice from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard‘ – is a classic and instantly recognizable Hollywood car. But it’s about to get a little less recognizable as Warner Bros., the studio that owns the theatrical, DVD and licensing rights to ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ has decided to remove the confederate flag from all future versions of the car.
In the wake of the Charleston, South Carolina shootings, Warner Bros. issued a statement saying, “Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof — as it was seen in the TV series. We have elected to cease the licensing of these product categories.”