So, ESPN has dropped Hank Williams Jr. and his “Are You Ready For Some Football?” Monday Night Football theme song due to William’s recent comments comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler. Williams had this to say at one point during a recent interview about being dropped:
First of all, does anyone know this First Amendment Freedom of Speech he is talking about? Now, I know of the First Amendment, and that it talks about freedom of speech, but that thing he is referring to is new to me. Also, capitalization please, sometime maybe. And stop yelling at me that you are out of here… that’s just overkill.
Did ESPN step on his First Amendment rights for his statements? Uhhhh, no, because last time I checked, ESPN wasn’t pointing a gun to Williams’ head, demanding he apologize and recant his statement about how Prez. Obama is like Hitler… because Obama recently killed over 12 million innocent people. They simply dropped his song and service, a product he was providing to ESPN. ESPN was making a smart business decision by distancing itself from a racist idiot like Williams. Should Rolex, Nike and Tiger Woods’ many other sponsors have stuck by his side because of First Amendment Freedom To Bang Around? No, it’s their choice as businesses to drop, keep or search for new services, products, clients, and collaborators.
Again, until Stuart Scott or Tony Kornheiser points a gun to your head Hank, and tells you to apologize or you won’t be as cool as the other side of the pillow, there is no stepping on the poor toes of the First Amendment.
Oh, and you are still a racist dummy.