General Lee Replica Triggers Social Justice Warriors at Toronto Car Show
A long-simmering controversy over the 1969 Dodge Charger from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the “General Lee,” hit Toronto this past weekend when a visitor to a festival’s car show took offence to a replica car with Confederate flag decals on the roof and front licence plate.
Scarborough resident Ybia Anderson was attending the 32nd annual Highland Creek Heritage Festival on June 17 when she saw the replica General Lee and was triggered. She then took it upon herself to approach the festival staff asking to have it removed from the car show, calling out the flags as 'hate symbols.'
Thats right. A classic replica car from one of the most famous tv shows in history is now a 'hate symbol' according to politically correct social justice warriors.
Ybia Anderson hysterically posted a video to Facebook in a pathetic attempt to shame the vehicles owner while she swears and berates the man trying to explain calmly about the vehicle.
Festival organizers were bullied into taking to Facebook to explain they were unaware of the car’s invitation or to the reaction it might’ve sparked. “Hate deserves no place anywhere in our hearts, much less in a family festival,” wrote Paul Maguire, the event’s chair.
“[The] offending symbol was present without the committee’s foreknowledge,” he went on, adding the organizing committee would “resolve to strive for greater sensitivity and preparation in the future.”
Toronto mayor John Tory also attended the festival Saturday but says he did not see the car; on June 19, he, too, decried the Confederate flags’ representation at the festival in front of reporters at city hall.