Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Car Model Production to Stop

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If you want an authentically detailed replica model of the 1969 Dodge Charger seen in the Duke of Hazzard TV series then you’ll have to put your foot down.

In a brief statement Warner Brothers said: “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.”

This follows statements made by eBay, Amazon, Esty, Walmart, Sears and Kmart (owned by Sears) who have all said the they will stop the sale of versions of the so-called “Confederate” flag.

This follows the fatal shooting of nine church attendees in Charleston, South Carolina.

The embelm in question is based upon the battle flag of the army of Northern Virginia which was led by Robert E. Lee (General Lee) during the American Civil War. To-day versions of this civil war flag continue to represent groups that believe in the supremecy of white-skinned folk [stet] over all other humans.

In the television series the Duke boys were seen driving an orange 1969 Dodge Charger – known as the General Lee – complete with the battle flag on its roof, the show was popular during the late 70s and early 80s. In 2005 a feature-length film version was released in cinemas with a new cast.

The current licensee referred in Warner Brothers’a statement is Round 2 which makes model kits under various brand names and produces many nostalgic products based on once popular television programmes and films.

During the 1980s there were many items of Dukes of Hazzard merchandise available to buy for children, including toy cars, figurines, slot car racing set, comic book annuals and lunch tins.

 

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