Country Star Forced to Apologize After Using Confederate Flag

Country star Luke Combs apologized for promoting the Confederate flag during a panel discussion hosted by NPR.

In spite of being from North Carolina and using Confederate imagery in the past Combs now claims there was ‘no excuse’ for ever using Confederate imagery.

As The New York Post reports:

Country music superstar Luke Combs is apologizing for promoting the Confederate flag, saying “there is no excuse for those images.”…

While fans are likely familiar with his association with the flag, musician Jeremy Ivey first called attention to Combs’ problematic history in a February 1 tweet.

“Any @lukecombs fans out there? Anybody care that he has multiple pics with confederate flags on his guitar and in his press photos? Why is this not a topic of discussion? We all knew he couldn’t write a song and Walmart was his fashion designer but guess what? He’s racist too,” Ivey wrote.

“As I have grown in my time as an artist and as the world has changed drastically in the last five to seven years, I am now aware of how painful that image can be to someone else,” Combs added. “I would never want to be associated with something that brings so much hurt to someone else.”

 

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mike
mike
11 days ago

Nothing to be sorry about. Democrats are scum of the Earth.

Keith Clark
Keith Clark
11 days ago
Reply to  mike

Brilliant!

Hudie M.Evans
Hudie M.Evans
11 days ago
Reply to  mike

Can Someone Tell Me When Did The Confederate Flag become a Symbol of Racism?
Why are Americans tolerating this “Cancel Culture Mob”? They are coming after racist”Country Music”!! I am a Black Man and I love Country Music!! This wedge between White and Black is because of Totalitarian Technology Control and The Tyranny Of Big Technology” It is time to demand from the “fake Law Makers at the local level to demand the breakup of the Monolithic Corporations and the removal of Section 230 of the Federal Government code to stop the Tech Giants from spreading this “Cancel Culture: to continue to divide and conquer the American people.

Jeff BROWN
Jeff BROWN
11 days ago
Reply to  mike

He is the problem for giving in to the Democrat Racist’s.

kevin mac kenzie
11 days ago

WHAT A ASS WIPE ! MINES FLYING HIGH ON POLE WITH MY TRUMP COUNTRY FLAG! ITS ALL ABOUT STATES RIGHTS !!

Steve
Steve
11 days ago

No need for an apology tell em to get over it. It they don’t like just move on and get a lefe.

Steve
Steve
11 days ago
Reply to  Steve

life

scd
scd
11 days ago
Reply to  Steve

his fingers just got tangled up, mine do from time to time, and if your honest I think yours may also.

Lisa
Lisa
11 days ago
Reply to  Steve

And why’s he on npr anyway?? Grow a pair, Luke!

carrol hoel
carrol hoel
11 days ago

Trying to destroy our history is only destroying the future.

Bruce
Bruce
11 days ago
Reply to  carrol hoel

How can we learn or correct our mistakes if there is no history?

bob d
bob d
11 days ago
Reply to  carrol hoel

A truer statement there isn’t! If only they could see the truth.

Anti communism
Anti communism
11 days ago

Just another cop out by those who are gutless and willing to let others walk over them and give in to those who wish to destroy this nation from within.

Hudie M.Evans
Hudie M.Evans
11 days ago
Reply to  Anti communism

Absolutely true !!! The Mob is In Control Of America along with Bill Gates and The con man Fauci. They have grabbed more Totalitarian Power because of the Covid-19 hoax and lies.
They now believe they have grabbed and clutched the “sucker class” by the short hairs. The ultimate goal is the mass extermination of the white race and culture

Poor White Boy
11 days ago

There goes the little of what he may have called a ‘career’ Maybe he can be a singing greeter at Walmart. Another cancel culture caving moron who wants to erase history. The Democrats were the slave owners and the Republicans and northers set them free. But I am a racist because I am white and I have some kind of imagined privilege. Yep been working my butt of since I was raking leaves, weeding gardens, huffing newspapers since I was 8 years old. And have been working ever since.

jjjjj
jjjjj
11 days ago
Reply to  Poor White Boy

I totally agree. I too have worked hard all my life, and get so angry when I hear the phrase white privilege. In my world, THIS DOES NOT EXIST!! And as I look around me, I don’t see it existing except for the so-called elites who scream the loudest, but all have “white privileges” that most of us will never have. Hey so-called elites, donate your salaries and family money to the truly poor in this country. Try living the way they are forced to do every day I think this would shut your mouth forever.

scd
scd
11 days ago
Reply to  Poor White Boy

Damn you must be tired by now, take a break and have a mint julep.

Phred
Phred
11 days ago

The woke-cancel culture leftist snowflakes go into full melt down if they even see or hear anything they don’t approve of! Don’t apologize! You have a middle finger for just such a situation! The more we cave in to their little snowflake world, the more they will find to be offended of. Don’t ever apologize to these little pukes! Confront them with reason and logic, something they are totally ignorant and unaware of!

Hudie M.Evans
Hudie M.Evans
11 days ago
Reply to  Phred

Behind this “Cancel Culture” is an insidious operation to develop a war between the Non-Whites and the Whites. This is a military operation that has been secretly going on since Barry Soetero was elected president. This is all part of “The Great Reset”. Look at the interview between Bill Gates and Anderson Vanderbilt Cooper. He is telling the” sucker class this is how it will be in America whether you like it or not. Sounds familiar? George Walker Bush said those same words after the First Iraq War. A New World Order controlled by the Pedophiles and the Banks

Hidin Biden
Hidin Biden
11 days ago

Agree. The demoTHUGS are the lowest sub-species of human trash, period!

Brad Brendel
Brad Brendel
11 days ago

Disgusting to see a man apologize for something that does not need to apologize for. I smell a forced statement here. A man has a right to like and follow what he wants as long as he does not physically harm someone. I am not from the South but they have a right to heritage and beliefs. Disgusting and despicable to apologize. How about blacks apologize for a disproportionate amount of crime and violence and their BLM nonsense for starters. And being reciep[ients of black privilege for over 50 years. We just saw this with the vile and bigoted racist Nick Cannon. He never even apologized and he is coming back on the air. Time to stand up for oneself.

Michael Gilliam
Michael Gilliam
11 days ago

Had this kid NOT apologized, his career might have taken off. Had he explained that the Rebel Flag is part of growing up in the South. Whether you agree with it or not, it remains. It is a reminder of Man’s inhumanity to Man and if you erase it then you are doomed to repeat it. This kid just bowed to the left and in doing so, said goodbye to whatever fans he had. The Leftists will never support him, they eat their own. why would they actually forgive HIM?

Last edited 11 days ago by Michael Gilliam
Hugh G. Rection
Hugh G. Rection
11 days ago

Don’t be a pussy.

Daniel
Daniel
11 days ago

Poor soul. He lost his republican fans and he thinks democrats are now going to buy his records. Poor soul!

Vince
Vince
11 days ago

I lose a lot of respect for people who cave into political correctness and apologize for things they don’t have to apologize for.

Mark
Mark
11 days ago

You DON’T apologize to the Left for what your beliefs are. They just view it as a sign of subservient weakness.

soupy
soupy
11 days ago

Erasing written History, DOES NOT change history. Any more than not remembering that the wood stove is hot, removes the burn on your hand. It only increases the possibility that you will touch the hot stove another time. No PhD required!

Willie
Willie
11 days ago

I’m sorry. Yeah, I’m so sorry. So, so sorry. Yes, I am sorry. Please, I bed your forgiveness. I was an idiot and didn’t know that awful flag was hurtful and I don’t want to be hurtful to anyone. So, I’m sorry. And please don’t cancel me. Buy my records. I’m sorry. I have no true values. I’m just like you. And I’m sorry.

jjjjj
jjjjj
11 days ago
Reply to  Willie

Well this guy will learn a valuable lesson for selling out himself, his family, his country and his fans. The price will be steep. The left will not embrace him, they will use him, but will discard him when he is no longer of any value in promoting their hatred.

Christine
11 days ago

He caved to threats over his career! What a whimp! We, those who believe in our constitutional rights,freedoms and God need to make a strong stand against the Left. What doesn’t offend them anymore! I

Lisa
Lisa
11 days ago

Seriously? This is their history. But it’s all about cancel culture.

MSG Leo
MSG Leo
11 days ago

Those who deny history are forced to relive it.

jjjjj
jjjjj
11 days ago

Shame on you Combs for selling out to the left cancel culture. I am not a fan, but if I was, I would cancel you. Country Fans, make your voices heard!

George Lukens
George Lukens
11 days ago

Meanwhile we have BLM all over the place along with Antifa. Of course neither represent violence or racism. Ha!

BIGJIM613
11 days ago

He has no backbone and not man enough to stand up for his beliefs. The flag is part of this nations history if you forget history you are likely to repeat it. Like this nation is doing now like Germany did in the 30’s. They cancelled the Jewish population and the idiots today are cancelling anything and everything they do not agree with.

Bill
Bill
11 days ago

Dont give up our history!

Laxmom
Laxmom
11 days ago

Another moron…get woke go broke. This idiot needs to realize that giving in to the cancel culture won’t help him…not only does he alienate those who tried to shame him but also those who supported his right to free speech. He’s going to get what he deserves…what a shame.

Will Garrett
Will Garrett
11 days ago

Some people are just stupid. Slavery existed under the American flag for almost 200 years and theConfederacy only existed for 5 and used the first Federal flag. The battle flag was invent to stop confusion with the American flag on the battle field and had nothing to do with slavery.The idea that the Battle flag had anything to do with slavery is an idea created by the real racists.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
11 days ago

I hate when someone does or says something, then gets woke and takes it back. To me, he’s a coward!

mojo
mojo
11 days ago

It appears ivey is more inclined to support blm and antifa than American History, the South has nothing to apologize for the men of the South fought courageously, and bravely for what they believed in without apology with a lot less equipment, men and finances. I believe if he would study the cause and history of the civil war he would learn it was not as he has been told with rewritten modern day history.
YES I PROUDLY DISPLAY MY CONFEDERATE FLAG AND SOUTHERN PRIDE..
I just wonder if ivey looked at his past and ancestors if he could be proud of what he found.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
11 days ago

As I recall, he used the Virginia battle flag, not the Confederate flag. Perhaps none of these lefties who actually occupied the south in those olden times aren’t sufficiently educated to know the difference.

Bill
Bill
11 days ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

You beat me to the point of bringing that out. Technically it was Robert E Lee’s Army Of Northern Virginia’s Battleflag, so actually the memory for those who fought and died behind that flag is being desecrated.

RangerEDGE5@yahoo.com
11 days ago

Good job . That is what they want you to do whimp. Cower to them.

Sage
Sage
11 days ago

Well Luke I am her by your kissing the a.. of liberals by removing the flags. Now what big fella?

butch t
butch t
11 days ago

Why is it everyone seems to be apologizing for doing nothing wrong? If these damned republicans would stand up and tell people that no matter what, it’s going to be ruled as being racist anyway. Way too many spineless republicans in our party and that has to change or the party will go further down the tube.

Teresa
Teresa
11 days ago

What a way to suck up.

Beartoe
11 days ago

Display of the flag is not racist until you left wing P’sOS make it racist. It flies at my house and flies in my heart. You can take your racist hubris, shove it up your ssa and set fire to it I find BLM flags racist but don’t waste my time blubbering about it. Get an effing life take off your tin foil hat and for God’s sake quit waking up and walking around looking for something to bitch about!

Beartoe
11 days ago

Who the eff is he anyway? Never heard of that pantywaist, what a pussy!!!!!

Cindy Galt
11 days ago

I am sick and tired of Southerners having to apologize for our beliefs. It is about time we stand up and tell the cancel culture and woke whatever to go where the sun don’t shine! Chris Harrison from The Bachelor giving in for supporting one of the contestants for going to an antebellum ball was cowardly and unnecessary. It was probably her sorority, and if a black girl was in it, she might have dressed up, too. It is ridiculous that we have to keep giving in.

Mike P
Mike P
11 days ago

Never apologize for something that is part of your heritage and you love.

Mary K Thompson
Mary K Thompson
11 days ago

NO NEED FOR APOLOGY !!!

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
11 days ago

Dont apologize. They never do to us. If that’s how you felt, then keep it, don’t give it up to those corrupt bastards.

scd
scd
11 days ago

You can take your back biting apology and stick it, if you don’t know what the flag really repesents then you should not have been using it to promote yourself anyway,.

Brian
Brian
6 days ago

Nothing to be apologetic for. There is no excuse for the LBGT rainbow flag either but you don’t see anyone calling for its removal. It’s all a cancel history movement. They just have not realized that once they have been used to achieve an end, they will be disposed of too.