Bubba Watson Decides to Paint Over the Confederate Flag on His "General Lee" Car, Catches Flack For It

Lots of people are angry at Bubba Watson right now.

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A few years ago, golfer Bubba Watson spent $110,000 on one of the "General Lee" cars that was used during the filming of the 1970s TV show, The Dukes of Hazzard.

The cars obviously featured Confederate flags on the top of them, though. So with all of the recent controversy surrounding the Confederate flag because of the tragedy that took place in Charleston, S.C. last month, Watson has decided that he's going to paint an American flag over the Confederate flag on the car he owns. He announced his decision last night on Twitter:

All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA

— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) July 2, 2015

Watson obviously isn't the first person to make a decision like this. NASCAR has asked its fans not to display the Confederate flag during races moving forward, and TV Land has actually pulled all of its re-runs of Dukes of Hazzard for the time being. But despite this, Watson is catching hell from fans of the show—and, seemingly, fans of the flag—who are upset about his idea to remove it. Scroll down to see some of the responses that he has received to his tweet.

@bubbawatson Then it's value will be in the toilet. Can't believe you are going to destroy a vintage car. You don't deserve it. #GeneralLee

— Moon In Veritas🪽 (@MoonInVeritas) July 3, 2015

@bubbawatson unbelievable you would cave in to this nonsense. Sell car and donate the proceeds to a worthy cause if you want to feel good

— Chris L (@senator51) July 3, 2015

@bubbawatson That's just plain silly. You need to do some research on the battle flag of the Confederacy. Clearly you don't know history!

— Judy CONSERVATIVE (@jstines3) July 3, 2015

@bubbawatson Your folding to the media man. It's been fine all these years and NOW it has to go? C'mon bro you can't be for real abt this.

— Mr Fergy 🇺🇸 (@MrFergusonLawn) July 3, 2015

Mr. @bubbawatson is about as bright as Bubba Gump. Selling out the #GeneralLee because of the alleged #ConfederateFlag issue.

— #Dizz (@TalkMMA) July 3, 2015

@bubbawatson Obviously you never watched the TV show. It was NEVER racist. What a disgrace to paint that car. The car was never about race

— Timothy Sill (@yokonashiwa) July 3, 2015

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