New York 'Justice for Trayvon' Rally Hundreds gathered in New York City in Manhattan Saturday, July 20, 2013, as a part of a nationwide 'Justice for Trayvon' rally. (24572)
New York ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Rally Hundreds gathered in New York City in Manhattan Saturday, July 20, 2013, as a part of a nationwide ‘Justice for Trayvon’ rally. Credit: News 12 The Bronx

An interview that was intended to be funny quickly turned disturbing, reports Huffington Post. The Good Liars – a progressive comedy duo that typically plays pranks on conservatives and interviews people at far-right political rallies — went to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention last weekend in Houston.

While there, one member of the Good Liars, Jason Selvig, was interviewing people in attendance when he approached a man wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt that said “Keep It Flying.”

“Why do you want to keep it flying?” Selvig asked the man.

“Why would anyone want to erase our heritage?” the man responded.

Selvig was quick to point out that many would say that the flag symbolizes racism and slavery.

“And they may have some valid points there,” Selvig told the man.

The man responded by saying that associating the Confederate flag with slavery was merely an opinion. “They’re welcome to that opinion if they want it,” he said.

In a presumed attempt to get the man to see his reasoning, Selvig then asked him if he was “pro-slavery.”

“No comment,” the man said. “But thank you for the interview.”

As the man began to walk away, Selvig reached for him and said: “I’ll give you one more chance — pro- or anti-slavery?”

“No comment,” the man said again. Selvig looked flabbergasted.

“I’ll give you one more opportunity,” Selvig said as the man began to shake his head, “to say if you’re pro- or anti-slavery.”

“No, I don’t … no comment,” the man said and walked away.

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