Wondering what Hank Williams Jr.'s family thinks about his recent controversial comments comparing President Obama to Hitler on a Fox News talk show Monday? Well, fret no more--his son, Hank Williams III, has spoken on the matter.
Did he defend his father? Well, not really, but he didn't exactly slam him either. As he told TMZ, he doesn't think his dad should have spoken up, because most musicians are "not worthy" of political discussion.
Hank 3, who is well-known for his participation in the punk and metal as well as country scenes, says "The only person out there worthy of mixing political views and music is Jello Biafra."
If you're not familiar, Biafra is the original leader of seminal hardcore punk band the Dead Kennedys, well-known for its extreme political and social statements. He's now active as part of the Green Party and ran for its Presidential nomination in 2000 (he lost to Ralph Nader).
Interesting commentary by Hank 3--and one I'm sure many folks will heartily agree with. But just one thing, here: He's got royal lineage in a musical genre that is well-known for expression of political opinion; as well as chosen to place himself in other genres that are not shy about making such statements either.
In short, is he skating a little too close to basically saying "Shut up and sing"?
Well, if he is, at least he walks the walk. When TMZ asked Hank 3 for his own personal political views, he answered, "I'm a musician...not a politician."
What do you think of Hank 3's statement regarding his father's controversial comments? Be sure to let me know.
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