Artists are prone to have their own political views, and many of them translate into their overall views and work. The topic of cancel culture is a rather controversial one, both in itself and with regards to its impact, and many artists are not fans. John Schneider is the most recent celebrity to share his views on the topic.
In a recent interview to Fox News, the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ actor talked about his famous show being in the recent limelight for all the wrong reasons, and what he thinks about those that drive cancel culture. “There’s a group of people that seem to base their values on removing what they’re against. I’ve always placed people’s values on what they are for…It had been attacked maybe 20 years ago. And then that attack went away. I guess the critics found another hobby. So no, it didn’t surprise me.” said John Schneider regarding the controversy of the confederate flag on DoH.
He added, “ 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. 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.”
In a separate question regarding what he believes about cancel culture, John Schneider seemed to quote Groucho Marx saying, “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. I’m looking forward to the day when the wind finally comes out of the sails of all that nonsense.”
In addition, regarding whether he believed that the culture should be canceled, he said, “Absolutely. My grandparents used to say, “Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves.”
As a rather patriotic fellow, John Schneider seemed to go on about the impact of cancel culture on the values of the country, “…It has gotten way out of hand. So yes, I look forward to that day. 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 to 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.”