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Trace Adkins helped ring in the holidays last night, performing “The Christmas Song” at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting on national television.

Simple and sweet, right? Not for those who looked closely.

The country crooner created quite the raucous across Twitter because he was wearing a Confederate Flag earpiece during the rendition, as this symbol is considered by many to represent a tacit support of slavery.

To others, it’s a mere symbol of southern pride.

Adkins is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and talks in length about this organization in his biography, “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck.”

Where do you stand on the singer showing off his Confederate Flag earpiece on such a platform. Respond now and watch the performance below:

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