Trace Adkins has caused a bit of a stir. He was part of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting show this week and during his performance there were several shots of ear piece. The performance was broadcast nationwide on NBC and some viewers were upset by the image of a Confederate Flag.
There’s been a lot of talk since the performance aired and now Trace has responded to their complaints. Trace wrote “As a proud American I object to oppression of any kind. To me, the battle flag represents remembrance of my Southern lineage — I am a descendant of Confederate soldiers who followed that flag into battle.
I advocate for the preservation of America’s battlefields and honest conversation about our Country’s history. To those who view the flag as a symbol of racism, that was not my message and I did not intend offense.”
Trace has been outgoing about his southern heritage in the past and E! News reminds us that Trace wrote about his membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It was included in his autobiography released in 2007 called “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck.’
So what do you think? Is the image of the Confederate Flag something that we should hide from public viewing or not?
It seems that there is always someone who will be “offended” by something no matter what we do.
But, when you’re involved in a national broadcast, should that be different?
Tell me what you think after you watch the performance. Ally =)