Trace Adkins Defends, Explains Confederate Flag Symbol

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Under a bit of fire for dinning a Confederate Flag earpiece during a nationally televised Christmas special this week, country star Trace Adkins has issued a statement.

Entertaining troops as part of a Japan-based USO tour, Adkins posted the following on his website yesterday:

"As a proud American I object to oppression of any kind. To me, the battle flag represents remembrance of my Southern lineage – I am a descendant of Confederate soldiers who followed that flag into battle.

"To those who view the flag as a symbol of racism, that was not my message and I did not intend offense."

Seems pretty reasonable and simple, no? What do you think of Adkins wearing that earpiece?