The cable channel TV Land has pulled the popular series “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule, CNN reports, and while the channel did not provide a reason, speculation has focused on the presence of the Confederate battle flag on the roof of the General Lee.
The General Lee is the 1969 Dodge Charger featured prominently on the show.
“In the wake of the murders at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the flag has become a major point of contention,” CNN notes. “Since the ‘General Lee’ is one of the most famous cars in TV history the series has been added to that argument.
The move by TV Land comes on the heels of an announcement by Warner Bros. consumer products that it would discontinue licensing of General Lee toys and models.