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Jon Stewart Wants to Replace the Confederate Flag With a Barbecue Flag

He believes the Confederate flag is an "archaic symbol of racist insurrection."

Last night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart offered up his thoughts on the controversial Confederate flag. Recent events in Charleston have sparked national debate about what Stewart calls the "archaic symbol of racist insurrection," and many retailers and restaurants are now removing the flag from their establishments. Stewart suggests a clever alternative to the current flag: One that features a pig on fire to honor the creation of barbecue. He quips, "That's probably how barbecue was invented. Ingenious Southerners saw a pig on fire and thought, 'I can work with this.'" Go, watch.

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