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 others see its use as tacit support for the Confederacy's most abhorrent legacy: slavery.
Not surprisingly, Twitter users were none too pleased with Adkins' memorabilia, calling the singer out for what they viewed as a poor equipment choice.
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The Louisiana-born, ultra-conservative performer has yet to speak out about the matter, although he certainly is a proud Southerner. As E! News points out, Adkins is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which he discusses in his autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck.