‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Star John Schneider Explains Why He Wants To See Cancel Culture Be Cancelled
John Schneider of "Dukes Of Hazzard" fame shares why he thinks it's high time that cancel culture gets cancelled.
“Dukes Of Hazzard” is a show that has been targeted by cancel culture many times over the years, yet it continues to be beloved by its loyal fans to this day. In a recent interview, “Dukes Of Hazzard” star John Schneider gave his thoughts on cancel culture, and to say he’s not a fan would be an understatement!
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John Schneider Slams Cancel Culture
“Someone asked me the other day, ‘What do you think about all this cancel culture business?'” Schneider told Fox News.
“And I quoted Groucho Marx. Simply put, why would I want to belong to a country club that would have me as a member? Cancel culture is very short-sighted and it’s very much against everything I believe in concerning freedom of speech and freedom of expression,” the 61 year-old star continued. “I’m looking forward to the day when the wind finally comes out of the sails of all that nonsense.”
When asked if he would want cancel culture to be cancelled, Schneider replied with an emphatic “absolutely.”
John Schneider Doubles Down
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Schneider further illustrated his point with a story about his grandparents:
“My grandparents used to say, ‘Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves.’ And you know, I saw something on Facebook that was just astonishing. Someone had put a Bible verse with praying hands like the picture your grandparents used to have in their homes. And over this picture, it said, ‘Some may find these words and this picture offensive.’ But you have to click on it to see the picture. It was praying hands and it mentioned ‘God.’ There’s just no way in the world that a free society is going to allow that to continue any longer. It has gotten way out of hand.”
While Schneider believes cancel culture will come to an end someday, he also believes that it will take time for it to finally be cancelled.
“So yes, I look forward to that day,” Schneider continued. “But until then, we do our own thing. Every day, we tell the stories we want to tell. And we distribute them the way we want to distribute them. We don’t belong in that country club. We have removed our shovels and our buckets from their sandbox to build our own sandbox. And we play there every day, all day.
Cancel Culture Has Never Taken Down ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’
As for why cancel culture has never been able to successfully take down “Dukes Of Hazzard,” Schneider explained that the show is “still out of date and as relevant as it ever was. You should see how kids react when they realize I’m Bo Duke.”
“It depends where you are, but from where I stand, none of the cancel culture antics is going to diminish what the show has represented to families who grew up on it,” he added. “It brought families together. It was never about division. For years, I’ve had people from all walks of life come up to me and say how the show brought their families together. Generations watched it. And they still do.”
Many will agree with John Schneider’s take on cancel culture.
Thank goodness that the cancel culture mob continues to fail at taking down “Dukes Of Hazzard!”
Those rascally Dukes were universally beloved in the 80’s. Who remembers this epic “Dukes Of Hazzard” jump scene with Bo and Luke in the General Lee: