The former “Dukes Of Hazzard” star John Schneider, who has long been one of the only openly conservative Christian stars in Hollywood, called for President Joe Biden to be executed in a social media post that was put up in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Schneider Tweets Biden Should Be ‘Publicly Hung’
Hours after being revealed as the Donut and getting second place on “The Masked Singer,” Schneider, 63, took to social media to blast Biden in a post that has since been deleted.
“Mr. President, I believe you are guilty of treason and should be publicly hung. Your son too. Your response is..? Sincerely, John Schneider,” the actor wrote, according to Yahoo News.
Schneider wrote this in response to a post Biden had written about the former President Donald Trump.
“Trump poses many threats to our country: The right to choose, civil rights, voting rights, and America’s standing in the world,” Biden wrote. “But the greatest threat he poses is to our democracy. If we lose that, we lose everything.”
Schneider Denies Calling For Biden’s Execution
When contacted for comment by The New York Post, Schneider denied calling for Biden’s execution.
“Seriously, folks? This is my final comment on this. I neither said nor implied any such thing,” Schneider said.
“Despite headlines claiming otherwise, in my post, I absolutely did not call for an act of violence or threaten a U.S. president as many other celebrities have done in the past,” he added. “I suggest you re-read my actual post and pay attention to the words before believing this nonsense.”
Calls For Secret Service To Take Action
Daily Mail reported that liberals have responded by calling on the Secret Service and federal government to take action against Schneider.
“John Schneider deleted his tweet saying President Biden should be hanged. But the internet is forever and wouldn’t it be a shame if ‘Bo Duke’ receives a visit from some federal agents,” one social media user commented, with another adding, “s John Schneider going to get the same treatment that Kathy Griffin received from the Secret Service? She posed for a picture, and he made an actual threat against the president and his son.”
This was a reference to the comedian Kathy Griffin, who has long claimed that she was investigated by the Secret Service after posing with the simulated severed head of Donald Trump for a photoshoot back in 2017. She alleges that she was placed under federal investigation, put on a no-fly list, and “interrogated under oath” after this, although there has never been any tangible proof released to the public to back up these claims.
Schneider has long been one of the only openly conservative stars in Hollywood. Back in 2018, he said that it was time for “for Hollywood stars to come out of the Republican closet.”
“I do think there’s a bias against conservatives, Republicans, in Hollywood, but I think if you let that alter how you are, then I question how you are,” he said at the time.
Schneider doubled down on this in 2021, expressing his belief that he’s been blacklisted by Hollywood for his conservative views.
“You don’t really lose a role. You’re just not looked at,” he explained to Fox Business. “You’re not considered for something”
Schneider Finishes Runner-Up On ‘The Masked Singer’
Hours before his post about Biden, Schneider was overjoyed to finish as runner-up to the R&B singer NE-YO on “The Masked Singer,” explaining that competing on the show has helped him deal with his grief over losing his wife Alicia Allain to breast cancer earlier this year.
“It really helped me get through the worst year of my life,” Schneider told People Magazine afterwards. “So I’m delighted to have done it. I’m honored to have done it. I’m so impressed with the way they do this show. I’ve sung on stage a lot. I’ve done Broadway and concerts.”
“I mean, for crying out loud, I’ve done it for 40 years but I’ve never, never experienced a group of people who do what they do with such excellence,” he continued. “From beginning to end, it was the greatest experience I’ve had doing music on television.”
While calling for the execution of a sitting president isn’t something that we would support, celebrities have gotten away with saying far worse things about Trump over the years. After the difficult year that Schneider has had, we can only hope that people cut him some slack on this one and allow him to continue his grieving process in peace.
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An Ivy leaguer, proud conservative millennial, history lover, writer, and lifelong New Englander, James specializes in the intersection of culture and politics.
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