Hank Williams Jr.’s Son Says Musicians Should Not Talk Politics
Hank Williams Jr. may have issued a statement clarifying his Obama/Hitler comments yesterday, but his son, Hank Williams III, has offered his own comments (sort of) on his father's controversial declarations. Hank III came out and said that musicians should not be making political statements.
His dad compared Obama to Hitler during an appearance on 'Fox and Friends,' and saw his legendary 'Monday Night Football' intro yanked from broadcast as a result of his controversial commentary.
TMZ asked Hank's offspring about his political views, to which he said, "I'm a musician ... not a politician." He also said that "The only person out there worthy of mixing political views and music is Jello Biafra."
He has a point there. In case you're unfamiliar with the name Jello Biafra, he is the original singer of the incendiary punk band the Dead Kennedys -- and he is now a political figure in the Green Party, since punk rock education often leads to political aspirations.
Yesterday, Hank Williams Jr. defended his comments: "Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme -- but it was to make a point."
Watch Hank Williams Jr.'s Appearance on 'Fox and Friends'