The Dukes of Hazzard's famous 'General Lee' car was destroyed in Hurricane Ida, actor reveals

A car named 'General Lee' that was damaged by Hurricane Ida at John Schneider Studios in Holden, Louisiana Sean Rayford/Getty Photos
Hurricane Ida destroyed a car belonging to General Lee of the Dukes of Hazzard.

John Schneider, actor, shared photos on Facebook showing the vehicle being crushed at his Louisiana studios.

Louisiana was hit hard by Hurricane Ida, which left more than a million people without electricity.

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Actor John Schneider revealed that the iconic "General Lee" car became a controversial symbol of The Dukes of Hazzard and was destroyed by Hurricane Ida.

Schneider shared photos of the 1969 Dodge Charger that he had taken as Bo on the CBS television series via his Facebook page.

In a Facebook caption, the actor wrote that "when something like this happens you can have two options." "Tears or laughter. I choose laughter.

Schneider shared his caption for Schneider's image: "Miss Ida stopped in to see General Shirley's last evening."

Schneider stated that the car was used for stunts. According to Getty Images, it was also used in "Christmas Cars." According to the Daily Mirror, Schneider has many other copies of the vehicle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hurricane Ida was the fifth most powerful hurricane ever to hit the United States. The actor's house and studios were destroyed in Holden, Louisiana.

Reuters reported that more than a million customers lost their power after the hurricane struck southern Louisiana on Sunday. Another 600,000 were left without water. The news agency reported that at least nine people were killed in Louisiana and another 46 in the Northeast.

In recent years, controversy has been generated by the "General Lee" car. It has a Confederate flag roofing and is named after Robert E. Lee, a Civil War general. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Warner Bros stopped producing toy cars of the car in 2015 after receiving criticism.

Schneider defends the vehicle during a 2020 interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Schneider stated, "I have never had an African American approach me and have any problem whatsoever with it." "The entire politically correct generation has gotten out of control."

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