Trace Adkins' Confederate Flag Earpiece Sparks Controversy at Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
Attention Trace Adkins: a nationally televised holiday special might not be the best place to show off that new Confederate flag earpiece.
The country star, 50, seems to have missed that memo, unfortunately, donning the accessory to perform "The Christmas Song" at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The Stars and Bars, which served as the Confederacy's flag during the Civil War, is still a frequently used -- and highly controversial -- symbol. Some argue that the flag is merely a representation of Southern heritage, while others see its use as tacit support for the Confederacy's most abhorrent legacy: slavery.
Not surprisingly, Twitter users were none too pleased with Adkins' memorabilia, calling the singer out for what they viewed as a poor equipment choice.@usweekly on Twitter | usweekly on Facebook
The Louisiana-born, ultra-conservative performer has yet to speak out about the matter, although he certainly is a proud Southerner. As E! News points out, Adkins is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which he discusses in his autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Trace Adkins' Confederate Flag Earpiece Sparks Controversy at Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
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