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Pro Golfer Will Paint Over Confederate Flag on His 'Dukes' General Lee

Pro Golfer Will Paint Over Confederate Flag on His 'Dukes' General Lee
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Pro golfer Bubba Watson, who purchased the first car used as the "General Lee" on "Dukes of Hazzard" in the '70s, has vowed to paint over its distinctive Confederate flag design.

In response to the Charleston shootings and renewed calls for the banishing of the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism, Watson tweeted:

Watson's decision has created a firestorm on Twitter, with some praising his decision and others questioning the value of defacing a TV icon.

Watson's General Lee, for which he paid over $120,000, is considered the first car used in the series. 

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