After Hank Williams Jr. compared President Obama to Hitler on Monday's 'Fox and Friends' television show, he's been in a storm of controversy. ESPN dropped his Monday Night Football theme, based on the hit 'All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,' and fans have reacted strongly on both sides of the issue.  Now, Hank Williams Jr. has released an official statement.

From Hankjr.com:

“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me - how ludicrous that pairing was.  They’re polar opposites and it made no sense.  They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the President.”

“Every time the media brings up the tea party it’s painted as racist and extremists – but there’s never a backlash – no  outrage to those comparisons…  Working class people are hurting – and it doesn’t seem like anybody cares. When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job – it makes a whole lot of us angry.  Something has to change. The policies have to change.” – Hank Williams, Jr.

Shorty after this statement appeared on Hank Williams Jr.'s website, he posted another statement for his supporters:

“I have always been very passionate about Politics and Sports and this time it got the Best or Worst of me. The thought of the Leaders of both Parties Jukin and High Fiven on a Golf course, while so many Families are Struggling to get by simply made me Boil over and make a Dumb statement and I am very Sorry if it Offended anyone. I would like to Thank all my supporters. This was Not written by some Publicist.”  -- Hank Williams Jr