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Trace Adkins explains Confederate flag earpiece

NEW YORK (AP) -- Trace Adkins wore an earpiece decorated like the Confederate flag when he performed at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony, but says he meant no offense by it.

Adkins appeared with the earpiece on a nationally televised special for the lighting on Wednesday. Some regard the flag as a racist symbol and criticized Adkins in Twitter postings.

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But in a statement released Thursday, the Louisiana native called himself a proud American who objects to any oppression, and says the flag represents his Southern heritage.

He noted he's a descendant of Confederate soldiers, and says he did not intend offense by wearing it.

Adkins -- on a USO tour in Japan -- also called for the preservation of America's battlefields and an "honest conversation about the country's history."

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Mr.Adkins, I fought for this countries freedom in the jungles of S. Viet Nam in 1968,the flag or symbol was not acceptable there and I don't think I should have to remind anyone why, but it's still not acceptable.  When will this country CATCH up?
Dec 17, 2012 9:36PM

The conferate flag is an "enemy" flag!

 It flew in direct opposition to the Stars and Stripes. The Confederates sought ot divide this country. Their reasons don't matter! Their reasons are no different from moost you go to war with and they had less cause than the Native AMericana. They were wrong!

Many died and the Stars and Stripes won!!!!!

What an insult that whites can be allowed fly the ENEMY flag of the LOSER  and often do it right next to the American Flag!

Yet those who support this practice resent Puertorican flags, Jamaican flags, ect -though flying these in America is new compared to dragging out the Confederate flag.

{{BTW- the Confederate flags use was waning until the late 1950's when the Civil Rights movement really stepped up. It was a direct backlash to disegregation}}

Dec 5, 2012 11:34AM
In other words there was no mother fuuucking confederates before the argument of slaves came into question. So how can you be anything but racsit slavers...
Dec 5, 2012 11:33AM
Id like to know what history you all speak of that doesnt involve the civil war being over slavery???.... The reason the north went to war agaisnt the fed nation was to free the slaves from there masters.. Also the reason the south left the union idk what kind of biased old **** shitty uneducated peice of garbage you all call literature down there but **** wack the flag stands for rasicsm im pretty sure you can honor your ancestors with something other than a flag which obviosuly many opf us still have a problem with so whos really being ignorant... Putting on a fed flag is no different from a swastika. Bitch all you want but thats the reality of it fuuuuuucccck your flag for those who died in the union its a slap in the face and obviously many of us "HATE" yor ****.
Dec 4, 2012 12:00PM
bella, what a douche! I lean more with the synopsis of the Lincoln: Vampire Slayer rendition of history revision. Less offensive. The Civil War was partly about state's rights vs. central federal government. Slavery was an issue, too. But everybody knows as mankind becomes more and more enlightened, the owning of a fellow human being is just wrong and slavery would have been abolished anyway.
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