Will Fox Nation Give John Hinckley Jr. A Special Now That He’s A ‘Victim of Cancel Culture’?

Will Fox Nation Give John Hinckley Jr. A Special Now That He’s A ‘Victim of Cancel Culture’?

Attempted presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. is having trouble finding a venue brave enough to let him express his First Amendment rights onstage. Who will protect him from the woke mob, if not Fox Nation?

Hinckley may be best known for trying to murder President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981, but today, Hinckley is a semi-professional singer/songwriter who wants nothing more than to share his voice with the world. However, Cancel Culture has other plans for him — Hinckley has found that, every time he books a venue to perform his music, hordes of triggered snowflakes harass and threaten the theaters into canceling the show, silencing his point-of-view and infringing upon his inalienable rights. 

Meanwhile, Fox Nation has made it their mission to protect controversial artists just like Hinckley from attacks on their free speech, booking similarly assailed performers like Roseanne Barr to produce specials such as last year’s Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!. So, when Hinckley posted a tweet about his persecution at the hands of wokeness yesterday, it felt like a bat signal had just pierced the skies calling on Fox Nation to platform an artist who perfectly represents all the values they have sworn to protect. After all, if there’s one thing Fox loves more than the First Amendment, it’s the second one.

Next Saturday will mark the 33rd anniversary of Hinckley’s attack on Reagan outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Wielding a .22 caliber Röhm RG-14, Hinckley fired six times at the newly inaugurated U.S. president, hitting him in the chest with a ricochet and wounding several members of his staff and security personnel. In the ensuing trial, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity, in large part due to the fact that he attempted the assassination in order to get the attention of actress Jodie Foster, with whom he had an obsession after seeing her in the 1976 film Taxi Driver. In July 2016, Hinckley was released from psychiatric care and began a new phase of his life that focused on his true passion: music.

However, Hinckley has found that the characteristically uphill climb all aspiring musicians face on their path to stardom has been particularly steep for him. Hinckley has been able to book shows at many venues across the Northeast, but as soon as these theaters announce that they will host Hinckley and his free expression, an angry mob of woke warriors demand that they cancel the show under threat of violence. “They book me and then the show gets announced and then the venue starts getting backlash,” Hinckley told The New York Post. “The owners always cave, they cancel. It’s happened so many times, it’s kinda what I expect.” 

For instance, ahead of what was supposed to be Hinckley’s debut show at The Market Hotel in Brooklyn, New York back in July, 2022, the venue scratched the show over a possible violent reaction from Hinckley’s cancelers, writing, “It is not worth a gamble on the safety of our vulnerable communities to give a guy a microphone and a paycheck from his art who hasn’t had to earn it, who we don’t care about on an artistic level.”

At Fox Nation, phrases like “hasn’t had to earn it” and “we don’t care on an artistic level” are exactly the kinds of pitches that earn artists like Barr, Jimmy Failla and Rob Schneider contracts to produce stand-up specials about how wokeness, cancel culture and censorship are destroying America. Hinckley has stood up to tyranny and fought for his free speech only to find himself persecuted by the thought police time and time again, making him more deserving of the label of “cancel culture victim” than anyone on the Fox lineup.

Your move, Rupert.


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