Following the news that Walmart will be doing its part to fight bigotry, Warner Bros. announced that they will no longer be licensing the General Lee for toys. It can still show up elsewhere - T-shirts, lunchboxes, those Auto Trader commercials - but nothing that will show the hate-hanky on the roof.
Honestly, that's kind of a shame. The General Lee is the most famous car on TV, and part of that is its unfortunate choice of roof art. Everyone agrees on that.
If we get rid of the Confederate flag, it HAS to stay on the General Lee. I'll allow that one.
— William West (@williambwest) June 22, 2015
The General Lee with a plain orange roof wouldn't look right, but it doesn't have to be a Confederate flag - any red, white and blue pattern would do. Imagine a General Lee with the Puerto Rican flag on the roof! Or heck, the Georgia state flag; that's where the show takes place, after all. Give us an orange car with something on the roof, and we'll be happy.