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Trace Adkins Wears Confederate Flag Earpiece for Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

29 November 2012 8:45 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Here's something controversial to kick-start your morning that's not related to Lindsay Lohan's arrest. Country singer Trace Adkins wore a Confederate flag earpiece last night when he performed during the nationally televised Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. The Stars and Bars symbol was clearly visibly as the conservative crooner sang "The Christmas Song" (more commonly known as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire").  Unsurprisingly, the political statement set Twitter afire with protests from viewers who found the statement highly offensive. This isn't the first time Trace has expressed his political views in public. The stark conservative famously »

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Trace Adkins' Confederate Flag Earpiece Sparks Controversy at Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

29 November 2012 6:05 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Attention Trace Adkins: a nationally televised holiday special might not be the best place to show off that new Confederate flag earpiece. The country star, 50, seems to have missed that memo, unfortunately, donning the accessory to perform "The Christmas Song" at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting Wednesday, Nov. 28. The Stars and Bars, which served as the Confederacy's flag during the Civil War, is still a frequently used -- and highly controversial -- symbol. Some argue that the flag is merely a representation of Southern heritage, while [...] »

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