"Dukes of Hazzard" star: Stop smearing people who defend the Confederate flag

“I take exception to those who say that the flag on the General Lee should always be considered a symbol of racism,” Schneider tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Is the flag used as such in other applications? Yes, but certainly not on the Dukes. If the flag was a symbol of racism, then Bo and Luke and Daisy and Uncle Jesse were a pack of wild racists and that could not be further from the truth.”…

“Throwing this particular baby out with the bath water seems reactionary and overly PC to me,” Schneider said on Wednesday. “But I do understand that publicly held corporations are in a risk-management business that the rest of us are clearly not in.”