Former ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star requires Biden to be ‘publicly hung’


A Eighties tv star who rose to fame within the sitcom “The Dukes of Hazzard,” which featured a Dodge Charger bearing an enormous Accomplice flag, accused President Biden of being a traitor and recommended he be publicly executed.

Actor John Schneider, 63, responded to a tweet from Biden Wednesday night, saying, “Mr. President, I consider you’re responsible of treason and ought to be publicly hung [sic]. Your son too. Your response is..?”

Schneider was a lead actor within the Eighties hit sitcom “The Dukes of Hazzard,” which centered round a pair of brothers who lived in a fictional county in Georgia. He performed Beauregard “Bo” Duke, who shared his identify with famed Civil Struggle normal P.G.T. Beauregard.

On the identical day he posted the tweet, Schneider was named runner-up within the finale of the Fox singing competitors “The Masked Singer.” He carried out as a crooning doughnut.

Schneider’s tweet was in reference to a message from Biden earlier within the day during which the president lashed out at Republican frontrunner and former president Donald Trump. Biden mentioned Trump “poses many threats to our nation…however the biggest he poses is to our democracy. If we lose that, we lose every part.”

Schneider’s response acquired a whole bunch of hundreds of views earlier than it was deleted.

Some media retailers reported that the Secret Service, which is entrusted with safeguarding the First Household, had opened an investigation into the matter.

A smiling blong man in a black T-shirt and denim collared shirt.

Actor John Schneider on the Large Apple Comedian Con in New York in 2009.

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Secret Service spokesman Steven Kopek mentioned the company was “conscious of the feedback made by Mr. Schneider” however wouldn’t affirm or deny an investigation was underway “as a matter of apply.”

“We are able to say, nonetheless, that the Secret Service investigates all threats associated to our protectees,” Kopek added.

A name to Schneider’s agent and company weren’t instantly returned.

Schneider instructed leisure information website Deadline that his feedback have been misconstrued.

“I completely didn’t name for an act of violence or threaten a U.S. president as many different celebrities have achieved prior to now,” he mentioned. “I counsel you re-read my precise publish.”

He additional added that he was “entitled” to have his opinion, including “that a few of our nation’s leaders in Washington have misplaced their means.”

Schneider is just not the primary celeb to face extreme backlash for statements or motion made in opposition to a sitting president. Comic Kathy Griffin was fired from CNN for displaying a gory, bloody photograph with Trump’s pretend severed head in 2017.


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