Jon Stewart continues to rail against the stars and bars. Stewart suggested that the Confederate flag be replaced with a flag featuring “a pig on fire” — saying the barbecue is something that “represents the aspects of their [southerners] heritage we can all celebrate.”
Stewart then took aim at the prevalence of the flag — and how commercialized it is. Besides Walmart and other retail giants announcing they’d strip their stores of the controversial flag, more must be done as far as Stewart is concerned. Selling the idea of an old charming South the way Charleston does ignores the ugly underbelly of the city, and that underbelly is the opposite of charming. “In the context of Charleston’s extensive Confederate-porn industry, the flag is just the money shot. That town is like Confederate Epcot,” Stewart said.