2020-06-13 19:30:32 UTC
Amazon.com Inc. is considering pulling the television show The Dukes of
Hazzard from its video-streaming service, according to a person familiar with
the matter, part of a broader review of content for potentially offensive
The TV series that aired on CBS in the 1970s and 80s featured a car emblazoned
with the Confederate flag and dubbed the General Lee jumping over gulches in
high-speed police chases. Streaming-video services are reviewing their
programming for controversial material in the wake of protests against police
brutality and racism. HBO Max pulled Gone With the Wind this week so it could
add explanations about racist depictions in the 1939 film. Other entertainment
brands are also taking note -- Nascar earlier this week banned Confederate flags
from being displayed on cars.
The Dukes of Hazzard appears on Amazons ad-supported streaming service IMDb
TV and is available to purchase on Amazon Prime. News site Vulture.com reported
earlier on Amazons reconsideration of streaming the TV series.